In their letter to the Presidents of the seven district associations of the Chinese Six Companies, Chancellor Don Griffin and Joanne Low, the Dean of the Chinatown campus of City College of San Francisco, thanked the Chinese Six Companies for its support of the new campus in the past, while informing them that the new campus needed $800,000 to complete furnishings for the interior, and requested its support of the fundraising drive in the Chinese American community in the first half of December. The fundraising drive includes three major public initiatives: (1) a fundraising dinner at the Far Eastern Cafe on Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.; (2) a $10-per-person campaign on Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11 in the streets of Chinatown and the Richmond district, and (3) newspaper advertisements to be published in the Chinese-language newspapers from Dec. 2 to 4, urging readers to send in their contributions, large and small.
The Chinese Six Companies supported the building of the new Chinatown campus because it considered that the new educational facility in Chinatown will bring affordable public education more accessible and convenient to residents and working people in the Chinatown area and create both educational and economic opportunities to the community as a whole.
The new campus provides a large hall to students and a library to both the students and the public. In addition to that, it offers vocational training and classes with credits can be transferred to UC and CSU. The money that comes from the fundraising will go into the facilities and equipment.