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November 1, 2020

Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin Give $120 Million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Investing in the future: It’s the largest gift of its kind. By WorldView Staff Graves Hall, Morehoiuse College. Photo by Thomson200, CC0 via Wikimedia Commons   “THIS IS THE TIME to do some-thing bigger,” Netflix Founder Reed Hastings said when the news broke in June. How big? He and wife Patty Quillin announced that they were giving $120 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Hastings served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) from 1983 to 1985, where he taught mathematics. And this summer Hastings and Quillin began changing the equation for scholarships to HBCUs: $40 million each...