Harris continues to fix mistake, makes more sizable donations

Andrew Porter
April 02, 2020 - 1:02 pm

76ers' owner Joshua Harris made a mistake, but he is doing his best to right that wrong. 

On Thursday, both Harris and his partner David Blitzer donated $200,000 each to The Cooper Foundation and to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to help in relief with the coronavirus pandemic.

This comes after Harris received public backlash after announcing employee paycuts, but quickly reversed his decision within 24 hours last week.  

In addition to the two donations to The Cooper Foundation and to CHOP, earlier this week Harris made a six-figure donation to Philabundance and a seven-figure donation to the Philadelphia School District for the purchase of $10,000 Chromebooks. 

The donations to CHOP and The Cooper Foundation will be used for medical supplies and telemedicine.

"The funds from this generous donation ensure that we can fulfill our mission of providing high-quality healthcare for all children, in all circumstances," said Madeline Bell, the President and CEO of CHOP in a statement via SI.com.

"Thank you to Josh Harris, David Blitzer, and the entire 76ers organization for thinking of us as we navigate these unchartered waters and support the families of our community.”