As a donor, nothing is better than seeing your contributions in action. We are excited to share these examples of recent support, and how your help impacts our work every day.
$165,000 to the Mt. SAC Agriculture Program
Last Spring, The Orange County Farm Bureau (OCFB) donated $165,000 to the Mt. SAC Agriculture Program, enabling the college to provide scholarships for agriculture students and build an endowment for the Agriculture Department's student ambassadors program.
Students who serve as ambassadors gain valuable experience working as part of a team and interacting with the public and college leadership. Agriculture Ambassadors also visit area high schools to share information about Mt. SAC's wide range of offerings with students who have a passion for agriculture.
The OCFB's program endowment is the very first of its kind at Mt. SAC.
Reach for the Stars
This program is funded by a $5,000 annual gift from Edison International and community members and brings area students to the Randall Planetarium and Observatory. The funding makes the experience free for these third and fifth graders from low-income school districts.
In August 2017, the Mt. SAC Foundation and Alumni Association collaborated with the college's solar eclipse viewing party by distributing glasses and collecting a $1 suggested donation. More than $2,800 was raised and just that amount will enable five classes to participate in Reach for the Stars.
Funds for dreamers
The Mt. SAC family rallied to support the college's undocumented students, following dramatic changes to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2017.
Nearly $15,000 was raised within weeks to help students known as "Dreamers" pay to renew DACA paperwork. Mt. SAC has approximately 3,000 Dreamers, and of those, more than 50 percent are eligible for DACA.
$157,000 Raised at 30th annual Golf classic
Thanks to the hard work of dozens of staff, students, volunteers, and sponsors, the tournament raised more than $157,000! Proceeds help fund the Mt. SAC Athletics program and provide essential operational resources for the Foundation and Alumni Association.
We also honored the life and family of a member of Mt. SAC's first graduating class. Irven "Pete" Reynolds was one of the Foundation and Alumni Association's greatest benefactors.