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February 15, 2011 > Fremont Chinese School receives generous donation

Fremont Chinese School receives generous donation

By Miriam G. Mazliach
Photo by Albert Lynn

In celebration of Chinese New Year, Mayling Way, on behalf of Mass Mutual Financial Group in Fremont, recently presented a check for $5,000 to the Fremont Chinese School. For the past 16 years, Way has been volunteering as a Chinese culture and language teacher with the school.

Since 1972, Fremont Chinese School, a non-profit Chinese language and culture school, has served the community, offering weekend educational and language classes to youths as well as extracurricular activities such as Chinese calligraphy, abacus, and music. Classes are held on Saturdays at Irvington High School.

Mass Mutual has donated over $825,000 in similar Community Service Award Grants, since its involvement began in 1998. "Fremont Chinese School is a nonprofit organization and needs money to help run it. I like it that my company helps this school," says Way.

The current donation will be used for scholarships and students from low-income families need assistance to attend Fremont Chinese School. "Mass Mutual wants to give something back to society," adds Way.

For information about Fremont Chinese School, call (510) 468-9905.

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