Thursday, December 17, 2015

Michael Jordan Donated Millions in Settlement Money to Chicago Charities*~

Michael Jordan spent the better part of his summer in court, taking on two supermarket chains for using his likeness in advertisements. In the end, His Airness walked away with millions in settlement payouts, but it's what he's doing with the cash that may surprise you. After announcing plans to donate the proceeds from charity following his $8.9 million win over Dominick's in August, Jordan followed through on Tuesday by making sizable donations to 23 Chicago non-profit organizations. The 23 charities that were selected to receive the donations are listed after the jump.

 Chicago Scholars, Chicago Youth Programs, Children's Literacy Initiative, Christopher House, Common Threads, Erikson Institute, Gary Comer Youth Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund — Illinois, KEEN Chicago, La Casa Norte, La Rabida Children's Hospital, Make-A-Wish Illinois, New Moms, New Teacher Center, The Ounce of Prevention Fund, Project Exploration, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Sinai Health System, SOS Children's Villages Illinois and Tutoring Chicago.