Bakersfield College to announce largest-ever donation of $14M

Bakersfield College to announce largest-ever donation of $14M

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield College is about to lay claim to the largest donation in U.S. community college history, it said Tuesday.

The school said it's been promised $14 million, breaking the record $10 million that Eli and Edyth Broad gave Santa Monica City College in 2008.

BC has scheduled a press conference Thursday morning to announce all the details. An array of special guests will be on hand, including the benefactor, who, in Tuesday's news release, is referred to only as "Philanthropist."

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