Here's hoping that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's $120 million pledge to area schools inspires other local philanthropy, says San Jose paper.
"Cities with old money -- Chicago, Boston, San Francisco -- have a strong philanthropic base. In olden days, the biggest companies in a town took its civic well-being as a responsibility. But tech companies from their founding see themselves as global, and it's reflected in their corporate giving.... The hope for local philanthropy probably lies in personal gifts like the Zuckerbergs' rather than corporate, especially for causes not directly related to education. Companies have an interest in preparing a future workforce. We hope the young generation of leaders will look more broadly at community and education needs." -- the San Jose Mercury News