Panthers Owner Gives Over $1 Million to COVID-19 Relief Funds


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.

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"

Visit WCNC for more details.

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