SRJC receives anonymous $1 million donation
By MELODY KARPINSKI / Santa Rosa Correspondent
Santa Rosa Junior College received an anonymous $1 million donation during the school’s winter break. The school announced news of the donation on January 8.
The anonymous donor who provided the contribution is also responsible for a $5 million donation the school received in early 2012. The money from the current donation will be pooled with the previous endowment, and will continue to be used to fund student scholarships.
“I am extremely touched by the continuing support of our anonymous donor,” said SRJC President Frank Chong in a school press release.
The donation will further fund the SRJC Teaching Fellows program and need-based scholarships for low-income students who are seeking to transfer to a university. Money from the donation will also be allocated for the school’s Completion Incentive Award, which assists students with completing their degree in a timely manner.
“In light of the recent cutbacks to SRJC, this gift could not have come at a more opportune time for our students,” said Chong. “This gift from an angel in the community is an investment in the future workforce in Sonoma County.”
The school also noted that the donor “hopes this additional gift will inspire others in our community to support SRJC students.”