Tepper's foundation donates $2.65M to help with virus relief

Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper donated $2.65 million this week to help the local community as well as other parts of the country in relief of the coronavirus pandemic.

The donations, which were made through the David A. Tepper Foundation, were split among the COVID-19 Response Fund ($1 million), the Atrium Health Foundation ($650,000) and the Novant Health Foundation ($350,000) as well as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Foundation ($650,000).

"These are difficult times, and we are trying to do our part to help those in need," Tepper said.

The COVID-19 Response Fund was launched Monday by Foundation for the Carolinas and United Way of Central Carolinas as a community-wide effort to help provide assistance to those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"David Tepper has emerged as one of our most influential leaders and a champion in the philanthropic field," Foundation for the Carolinas President and CEO Michael Marsicano said. "This generous gift is an expression of his heartfelt commitment to the well-being of our citizens. Now is the time for us all to come together to help one another."

--Field Level Media