Samples of Generosity

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Vol. 14, Issue 1
Fall/Winter 2005 – 06
Jim Watson, Watson & Associates –
Program Support

pictured below are Jim and Judy Watson of Watson & Associates.

In December 2003, CSUSB’s College of Education launched a new Literacy Center to provide special programs to K-12 children to improve and enhance their reading abilities and meeting their lifelong literacy needs. The center was funded initially by a gift of $100,000 from Watson and associates, a Seal Beach, Calif. corporation that is building homes near campus. The company gave an additional gift of $100,000 to the center in 2004.

CEO James Watson says, “While there are an endless number of good, worthwhile causes to support, literacy struck an especially strong chord. Solid reading skills obtained at an early age are one of the best means of ensuring a person’s, the family’s, and the nation’s future success. The literacy center is therefore one of our company’s proudest achievements. While it may seem a bit outside our field, we look at it as a more powerful type of constuction – one that builds and transforms lives.”