James Murdoch, the chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox, will be donating $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League, he announced in an email to friends.
His pledge comes amid backlash to President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, where white supremary groups and neo-Nazis clashed with counter-protesters.
"[W]hat we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the President of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free people," Murdoch said in a note viewed by Yahoo Finance.
Trump has faced bipartisan criticism for his remarks regarding the violence, where he initially failed to rebuke white supremacist groups and neo-Nazis. On Monday he did condemn these groups by name, going further than his first statement Saturday, but on Tuesday he doubled back to say there is "blame on both sides."
After those comments, CEOs began to bail from the president's two advisory councils in protest, after which he disbanded them.
Murdoch echoed their concern, writing "I can't even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists."
The younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch called on politicians of all parties to agree on this. "[I]t compromises nothing for them to do so," he wrote.
Murdoch, who according to the New York Times wrote the friends, also called on the recipients to also donate the the ADL.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and sixth national director of ADL, thanked Murdoch for his support.
"All of us at @ADL_National are humbled by the supprt of James Murdoch. His generosity fortifies our commitmt to do all we can to fight #hate," he tweeted Thursday evening.
Murdoch isn't the first big name to commit donations to ADL in the aftermath of Charlottesville. Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged he would be making two separate $1 million donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and ADL, and said the tech company will also double-match employee donations to these groups and others until Sept. 30.