Words by Tess Becker
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is one of the best-known nonprofits in the world, featuring celebrity donations and coverage the world over.
Now, NBA legend Michael Jordan is helping the organization more by celebrating his 60th birthday by donating its largest single donation in its 43-year history.
In a single donation, Michael Jordan donated $10 million dollars to the organization he’s been supporting since 1989.
“For the past 34 years, it's been an honor to partner with Make-A-Wish and help bring a smile and happiness to so many kids,” Jordan said. “Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration.”
Largely known for his exploits on the basketball court, where he’s considered by many as the greatest of all time, he’s been making waves as a philanthropist since his retirement from the sport.
"Michael using his birthday as a chance to make history for Make-A-Wish speaks to the quality of his character and his loyal dedication to making life better for children with critical illnesses," Make-A-Wish President and CEO Leslie Motter said.
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