Giving Billions Fast, MacKenzie Scott Upends Philanthropy
Through a streamlined operation, Ms. Scott has given away $6 billion this year, much of it to small charities and nonprofits.
On a Monday evening in November, Dorri McWhorter, the chief executive of the Y.W.C.A. Metropolitan Chicago, got a phone call from a representative of the billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The news was almost too good to be true: Her group would be receiving a $9 million gift.