As many of us have mentioned, a group of anonymous wealthy individuals have come together and are paying the college bills of kids who attend and graduate from Kalamazoo Public Schools. It is fairly obvious that this will have a seriously significant impact on the City of Kalamazoo as well as the surrounding areas.
While this type of thing was not all that uncommon (on a smaller scale) 50 to 100 years ago, it is shockingly uncommon today.
What private contributions do you know of that have been solely to benefit the community and not for economic gain?
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