MSJC ranks #1 in Hands Across California fundraiser
In order to keep the top spot, MSJC is still accepting donations through June
The Bernard Osher Foundation will provide a 50 percent match
Students from Mt. San Jacinto College joined their peers at Saddleback College on Sunday, April 17 for Hands Across California, a statewide effort to raise awareness of community colleges and funds for community college student scholarships.
By Sunday, MSJC was the #1 fundraiser, with more than $3,800 from generous donors, in the statewide fundraising effort. And there is still time to donate. Contributions will be accepted through the Hands Across California link www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/msjc/Hands-Across-California through June.
MSJC students shared fruit, pizza and cookies and played games like Frisbee and giant chess with their Saddleback peers. At 2 p.m., all of the students formed a ring around the Saddleback quad, joined hands, and a chain created by Saddleback College students to symbolize thousands of community college students. The scene was repeated at community colleges throughout California.
Hands Across California was a statewide event organized by the Foundation for California Community Colleges to benefit community colleges and their students by creating a permanent scholarship fund for students in generations to come. Net proceeds will be boosted by an additional 50 % from The Bernard Osher Foundation.
Community College students, faculty and supporters held hands to form a human chain across California.