A Community College Built Personal Ties — and Won $10 Million

David Zentz for The Chronicle

Andrew Johnson tunes up before playing with the Los Angeles City College jazz band. The college got a $10-million grant this year to pay the tuition of all music majors.
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The importance of personal relationships is one of the overlaps in courting foundations and individual donors. Talking to people — especially face to face — about what’s happening on a college campus is essential to gaining support.


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