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Sierra College Foundation is committed to aligning with Sierra College’s vision: Student success for all while closing the equity and achievement gaps. Students often struggle, and financial limitation is the biggest hurdle to student success. Help our students overcome this hurdle by donating today.
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Sierra College Foundation News
Sierra College Foundation Closes Fall Semester with Major Delivery to Basic Needs Center to Help Students
Sierra College Foundation (SCF) closes the Fall Semester as the recipient of a large donation of diapers and formula to Sierra College’s Basic Needs Center from the South Placer Rotary Club.
New Trustee to Represent the District’s West Border Shared by Nevada, Placer Counties The Board of Trustees of the Sierra Joint Community College District announce the appointment of Dr. Rachel Rosenthal as the Area 6 Trustee representing the west border of the District shared by Nevada and Placer counties. Dr. Rosenthal was appointed to serve…
Donation to Support the Printing of Still Standing Guard The $15,000 donation from the First United Methodist Church of Loomis is to support the publication of an update to the award-winning book Standing Guard: Telling Our Stories (2002), which compiled oral histories from survivors of the World War II internment of Japanese Americans. The gift…
Sierra College Foundation Continues to Raise the Bar in Supporting Local Students through its Basic Needs Center while Naming a New Foundation President and Directors Sierra College Foundation (SCF) began Academic Year 23-24 with some exciting changes and additions to its Board, while receiving a $100,000 grant from Sutter Health for its Basic Needs Center.…
Fall 2023 semester instruction at Sierra College began on August 21 with increased enrollment and a new instructional building, Building Q, made possible by the community’s support for Measure E.
The Sierra College Board of Trustees is deeply saddened to announce the passing of valued colleague and Sierra College Trustee, Nancy Palmer. As a long-time Grass Valley resident and community leader, Trustee Palmer was inspired to run for the Sierra College Board of Trustees after the community groundbreaking of the college’s Nevada County Campus. Having…
Sierra College Foundation (SCF) closes out Academic Year 22-23 with its momentous Scholarship Celebration. The Foundation awarded nearly $350,000 to over 200 local students to help pay for school year 2023-24.
Sierra College Foundation announced it was awarded its first national grant: a prestigious $125,000 Hearst Foundation Grant to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities integrate into the mainstream economy and maintain an independent lifestyle.
Sierra College Breaks Ground on Affordable Student Housing with Support from the State of California and Local Donors
Sierra College broke ground today on a campus-changing student housing complex that when completed will provide housing for more than 350 students. Construction of the student housing project is made possible through funding from the State of California and Sierra College general funds. Through careful planning, the monthly rent for most students will be substantially below market…
Sierra College Foundation (SCF) announced it awarded $300,000 in scholarships in 2022. As an organization, SCF serves as the advancement office for Sierra College and is committed to aligning with Sierra College’s mission: Student success for all while closing equity and achievement gaps.
Since 1973, Sierra College Foundation has supported students by funding their pursuits of higher education and providing resources to help guide them toward success while assisting thousands of donors in fulfilling their philanthropic desires.
Sierra College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raises money from private donors to support students, college programs, and the future of Sierra College. The Foundation was formed in 1972 and incorporated in 1973 with a mission of giving the community the opportunity to invest in the development and quality educational opportunities for all.
Thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, and foundation grants, Sierra College Foundation has grown along with the college. The Foundation encourages gifts to enhance college programs, for faculty support, and facility improvements.
Sierra College Foundation is independently audited and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom live and work in the communities served by the Sierra Joint Community College District of Placer, Nevada, and parts of Sacramento and El Dorado Counties.
Contributions to Sierra College Foundation qualify for state and federal tax deductions, and for estate tax savings.
- President – Ed Bonner
Retired: Placer County Sheriff
- Immediate Past President – Robert Dugan
President/CEO: California Construction & Industrial Materials Association
- Vice President – Kevin Barri
Region Bank President: Wells Fargo
- Vice President, Governance – Grace Bowen
Community Member, Attorney
- Vice President, Resource Development – Amanda Merz
California Credit Union League
- CFO – Kris Mapes
CPA: Petersen & Mapes, LLP
- Secretary – Michael Wagener
Co-Founder/Partner: Marquee Media Solutions
- Dave Breninger – Placer County Water Agency, Retired
- Ned Cohen – Office of Legislative Council, Retired
- Josh Hart – Mortgage Advisor, iHartMortgages
- Robin Klomparens – Partner, Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP
- Laura Latimer – Sutter Health, Director of Integrated Quality Services
- Debbie Reitter – Kaiser Permanente, Chief Nurse Executive
- Ryan Ronco – Placer County Clerk, Recorder – Registrar of Voters
- Merryl Tengesdal — United States Air Force Colonel, Retired
- Robin Trimble – CEO, Rocklin Chamber of Commerce
- Willy Duncan, District President/Superintendent
- Judy East, Designated NCC Coordinating Council
- Cari Dawson-Bartley, Sierra College Board of Trustees
The Sierra College Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raises money from private donors to support students, college programs, and the future of Sierra College. The Foundation was formed in 1972 and incorporated in 1973 with a mission of giving the community the opportunity to invest in the development of quality educational opportunities for all.
The Foundation is independently audited and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom live and work in the communities served by the Sierra Joint Community College District of Placer, Nevada, and parts of Sacramento and El Dorado Counties.
Our Financial Statements and Tax Returns
These are Sierra College Foundation’s audited financial statements and tax returns for three years:
- June 30, 2022 Audited Financial Statements for Sierra College Foundation
- June 30, 2021 Audited Financial Statements for Sierra College Foundation
- June 30, 2020 990 Tax Return
- June 30, 2020 Audited Financial Statements for Sierra College Foundation
- June 30, 2019 990 Tax Return
- June 30, 2019 Audited Financial Statements for Sierra College Foundation
- June 30, 2018 990 Tax Return
- June 30, 2018 Audited Financial Statements for Sierra College Foundation
Please contact the Foundation if you have any questions.
Gifts to Sierra College Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The contribution deductible for tax purposes is limited to the amount that exceeds the value of any goods and services received by the donor. Tax ID #23-7241877