Michael Jordan Just Made The Largest Donation In Make-A-Wish History

February 16, 2023

Basketball legend Michael Jordan is giving back on his 60th birthday.

Jordan has made a $10 million donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the largest donation received from an individual in Make-A-Wish history.

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Jordan's hope is that his decision to celebrate his birthday by donating to Make-A-Wish will inspire others to help fulfill the wishes of the kids still waiting for their wishes to come true.

"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 in a news release. "Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration."

He has granted hundreds of wishes to children all over the world and remains one of the most requested celebrity wish-granters. He was named Make-A-Wish Chief Wish Ambassador in 2008 for what the organization called the "life-changing impacts he has had on wish kids and their families."

"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," Jordan said.

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