Hewlett Foundation giving money to Berkeley
Original post made by Poor Parent on Sep 11, 2007
Now wouldn't it be nice of the Foundation which is based in Palo Alto were to think of their own public schools. After all, the amount of HP parents who send their kids to school here must be pretty high so keeping their employees happy would be a bonus. Wouldn't it be nice if they could donate to the local schools rather than another bond issue or parcel tax.
The phrase "Charity begins at home" comes to mind.
on Sep 11, 2007 at 9:24 am
Actually, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which made the gift to UC Berkeley, is located in Menlo Park. It is also totally independent of Hewlett-Packard and also independent of the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation. Here's a link to the foundation website.
on Sep 11, 2007 at 10:27 am
Another thing to keep in mind is that you have to ask in order to receive. The folks in Berkeley must have had a cause for which they were willing to spend time writing a compelling grant application. They won. Good for them. We can do the same thing, too. Will we??
This reminds me of the public backlash when MI won their grant. They took the time to apply. Why the sour grapes?
on Sep 11, 2007 at 12:31 pm
Good grief, do you REALLY want yet ANOTHER MI thread?