The Golden West College Foundation
The Golden West College Foundation was organized in 1985 to solicit and manage gifts to benefit the college and its students. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting the College's mission of providing comprehensive academic opportunities to the community for lifelong learning.
A board of directors, who provides the leadership and direction for the organization's operation, manages the Foundation. The Foundation has grown steadily since 1985 with assets over $8,400,000. This has been accomplished through donations of cash, bequests and grants from individuals and businesses. The Foundation has processed over $7,400,000 in scholarships to Golden West College students. In addition to cash assets, the Foundation annually receives donated equipment and supplies that represent thousands of dollars in non-monetary gifts.
The primary focus of the Foundation Board of Directors is to work towards building support for college-wide needs. To nurture groups who have special interests in supporting Golden West College, the Foundation provides staff support and direction to two auxiliaries. Each auxiliary is managed by its own board and officers, requiring membership dues for operational expenses.
"The Foundation is dedicated to supporting the College's mission of providing comprehensive academic opportunities to the community for lifelong learning"
- John and Linda McGovern
The Foundation Gives Back
The Foundation supports the college and gives back to the community in many ways through fundraising and contributions: