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Cal Poly Pomona receives $42-million cash grant, largest in Cal State history

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Transformational gifts don't happen often, even for major university systems like California State. One such gift was announced this week for this campus in the City of Pomona in Southern California. clipped from latimesblogs.latimes.com Cal Poly Pomona announced Monday that it has been awarded a $42-million cash gift -- the largest such donation in the history of California State University -- by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, whose cereal magnate founder established an Arabian horse ranch in the hills that now make up the northern edge of the campus. The grant will be given over five years, including an initial $10 million in August, followed by yearly awards of $8 million, officials said. The money will be used to increase enrollment of first-generation college students, recently emancipated foster youth, military veterans and other underrepresented populations in Southern California. In a statement, Kellogg Foundation President and Chief Executive Sterling K. Speirn, said the gi…

Author: Aligning the five important philanthropic dimensions

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