Michael Jordan proved to be a man of his word Tuesday when he donated the profits from a recent lawsuit to 23 Chicago nonprofit organizations.
Jordan won an $8.9 million settlement after a jury decided that supermarket chain Dominick’s, as well as its subsidiary Jewel-Osco, used Jordan’s name and likeness for an advertisement he did not authorize.
The six-year court battle ended Tuesday, and although Jordan’s spokesperson did not disclose how much each nonprofit will receive, according to the Chicago Tribune, the recipients include Chicago Scholars, Chicago Youth Programs, Children’s Literacy Initiative, Christopher House, Common Threads, Erikson Institute, Gary Comer Youth Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund—Illinois, KEEN Chicago, La Casa Norte, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Make-a-Wish Illinois, New Moms, New Teacher Center, the Ounce of Prevention Fund, Project Exploration, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Sinai Health System, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois and Tutoring Chicago.
“I care deeply about the city of Chicago and have such incredible memories from my years there,” Jordan said. “The 23 charities I’ve chosen to make donations to all support the health, education and well-being of the kids of Chicago. Chicago has given me so much, and I want to give back to its kids—the city’s future.”