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Temple City High School Raises $100,000 to Receive Matching Funds

by Lynne Burkardt

Temple City

Temple City High School has met the challenge and successfully raised $100,000 required to receive an additional $100,000 in matching funds from an anonymous TCHS alumnus.

TCHS Principal Mary Jo King announced, “Thanks to generous donations from parents, students, staff, and community members, TCHS has raised $87,301.51.”  She continued with a surprise announcement, “TCHS has also met its goal to raise $100,000 thanks to the generosity of Frank Wu, who donated $12,800 on behalf of the Hakka Foundation and the Temple City Schools Foundation who donated $37,500.”

Last Spring, Temple City High School received a $250,000 donation from an anonymous alumnus.  With this money, the donor is funding projects on campus that focus primarily on upgrading much of our outdated technology for both students and staff and will include an additional brand new computer lab to be installed in our Media Center.  All projects were completed by September 30, 2013.

This same alumnus offered an additional $100,000 to Temple City High School if it could raise $100,000 in matching funds by September 30, 2013.  Again, the donor has targeted technology as the area of emphasis. “With this additional $200,000, we will make strides in bringing Temple City High School into the 21st century in terms of technology,” added Principal King.

Temple City High School serves students in Grades 9-12 in the Temple City Unified School District.  For more information about TCHS, call 626-548-5040.

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