Give $2 million to an Ivy League school and you're lucky to get a form letter back thanking you (only a slight exaggeration). Give it to a community college and it's "transformative" and "is almost like it’s divine."
In a world of elite admissions scams and multibillion-dollar Ivy endowments, the quotes in this story about a $2.5 million gift to a community college where two-thirds of the students are at or below the poverty line – well, they really grab you.
🙌 🙌 🙌 "No disrespect to the Ivy League or other elite institutions, but if you want your legacy to really matter," said Prez. "a community college bequest is the way to go." 🙌 🙌 🙌
Keep investing in students! “Two million dollars for us is transformative. You can actually see the difference… it helps students who can’t pay the rent the next month to graduate.” #RealCollege
“'Two million dollars to Caltech is just another number in a very large endowment,' Fierro said. 'Two million dollars for us is transformative. You can actually see the difference … it helps students who can’t pay the rent the next month to graduate.'”