Updated:03/28/2020 12: 00h
A philanthropic group founded by the owner of the Clippers of the Angels, Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, will make a donation of more than $ 25 million to organizations working to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic. The donation will be given after a first installment of $ 10 million, this week, to the University of Washington Medicine emergency response fund.
He Ballmer Group He said his latest donation to the health system in Seattle, where the Ballmers live, will be used to speed up testing of a vaccine against the virus. The group also continued to provide grants for immediate short-term needs in the southeast of Michigan, where Ballmer grew up, and in Los Angeles, the home of his team from the NBA.
Last week, the group announced 1 million dollars in gifts to the Los Angeles County Office of Education, the Los Angeles Unified School District and to help low-wage workers and the homeless.
In addition, more funds have been awarded in Los Angeles to provide childcare to first responders, health workers, and workers considered “essential.” They have also served to help small business workers and non-profit organizations to access publicly available funds.
Ballmer’s donation joins that of many other American professional team owners and athletes who already exceed 100 million of dollars given to various charitable organizations that operate at the national, state, and local levels and work to help those most in need due to the coronavirus pandemic.