CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, and Bank of America, announced Thursday night they were each donating $1 million to a local COVID-19 relief fund.
On Friday it was announced the David A. Tepper Charitable Foundation, John M. Belk Endowment and David Belk Cannon Foundation would donate $1 million to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools COVID-19 relief fund.
a community-wide effort to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund has collected more than $7.8 million in donations in just four days.
The first fund was launched by Foundation for the Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas. Donations now total more than $7.8 million.
According to CMS, "ensuring students had internet connectivity to access online learning opportunities was identified as an immediate need. The CMS Foundation partnered with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and local nonprofit Eliminate the Digital Divide (E2D) to secure a deal for the mobile hotspots and prepaid service"