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Michael Jordan makes $10 million donation; sets record to this organization

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February 16, 2023

NBA legend Michael Jordan has broken the Make-A-Wish individual donation record with a $10 million donation in celebration of his 60th birthday.

According to CNN, Jordan hopes his record-breaking donation will inspire others to donate to Make-A-Wish.

“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. I can’t think of a better birthday gift than seeing others join me in supporting Make-A-Wish so that every child can experience the magic of having their wish come true.”

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According to the organization, Jordan has “granted hundreds of wishes to children all over the world,” with the first wish being granted in the year 1989.

In 2008, Jordan was announced as an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation “for the life-changing impact he has had on wish kids and their families.”

Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America, said, “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.”

“We hope that the public will be inspired to follow in his footsteps by helping make wishes come true,” Motter added.