With his largest philanthropic gift of $7 million, Michael Jordan is funding two health
clinics in underserved communities in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The retired NBA superstar and billionaire owner of the Charlotte Hornets is creating
Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics. Projected to open in 2020 and serve
35,000 adults and children currently without access to primary care, the clinics are
focused on helping densely poverty-stricken areas in the city.
In a statement, Jordan said that he hopes the clinics “will help provide a brighter and
healthier future for the children and families they serve.”
Given the intersection of sports and politics, athletes have been increasingly in the
spotlight regarding social and political issues. Jordan has recently donated to other
organizations, including $5 million to Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-
American History and Culture, as well as $1 million to each the Institute for Community-
Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.