Community Colleges Join the Fundraising Game

A carefully curated guest list of 400 will be spending an evening during the winter holidays this year enjoying the lush scenery and good cheer of the private Seven Oaks Country Club in far western Pennsylvania.

As the wine flows, these guests will dine on glazed leg of lamb, mushroom caps with crabmeat, and bacon-wrapped chicken livers passed on silver trays by white-gloved servers. Over desserts of petit fours and handmade chocolates, some will bid on jewelry and other items in a silent auction.

It will be an elegant, if not entirely unconventional, fundraising event. But it’s for a very unfamiliar benefactor: the local community college. <Read more.>

Via Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report.

All U.S. community college endowments combined
earn $27.6 million a year. That’s what Harvard makes
every two and a half days.