Bob Iger & Willow Bay Donate $5-Million
As LA citizens grappled with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic back in March of 2020, Bob Iger and Willow Bay donated $500,000 to Los Angeles.
Today, the Disney chairman and his wife answered the call again. But this time the family will donate $5-million to worthy causes in LA.
Iger & Bay Donate To Los Angeles Businesses
Bob Iger and Willow Bay will be donating $5 million to small businesses throughout Los Angeles that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday. “We are grateful to you for your bold leadership,” Garcetti said in a speech that focused mostly on vaccine distribution.
The Walt Disney Company executive chairman and his wife, the dean of USC’s Annenberg School, have been donors to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, which has been making grants to residents during the pandemic.
Listen to Mayor Garcetti speak about Bob and Willow’s donation at the 21-minute mark:
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Garcetti Lauds Impactful Donation
“Even in this season of suffering, Angelinos have gone above and beyond the call of service,” said the Garcetti of the generous donations; donations that have helped assuage the suffering of those in his city. “This is a city of angels…and so we have stepped up.”
But small businesses have been among the most seriously troubled.
“Tonight, thanks to an incredibly generous donation of five million dollars from Willow Bay and Bob Iger; I am proud to announce that 1000 of our city’s hardest hit businesses will…be helped now,” he said.
Finally, and as details emerge, MickeyBlog.com will keep an eye on this interesting story.