High school in Sun Valley receives $1 million donation from alumnus, philanthropist

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Jerry Kline's foundation will provide at least ten graduates a year with $10,000 scholarships.

SUN VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- Staff and students at a high school in Sun Valley received a tremendous surprise on Wednesday - a $1 million donation from an alumnus-turned-businessman.

Philanthropist Jerry Kline arrived at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School holding the $1 million check.

Kline graduated from the school in 1969 and went on to make millions developing software.

His eponymous foundation has committed to providing at least 10 graduates a year with $10,000 scholarships as part of a four-year commitment.

Kline's pledge is among the largest ever received by a school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.