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What We Do

Inspiring connections. 
Elevating success.

 
 

Our Purpose

In tandem with the College's mission, the Mt. SAC Foundation and Alumni Association elevates the Mountie experience by engaging the extended community, supporting programs and scholarships, and adding value wherever we can so that together, we all reach new heights.


Mission Statement

The Mt. San Antonio College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that mobilizes financial and non-financial resources to support Mt. SAC College programs that enrich students’ learning environment and educational experience beyond those achievable through regular funding sources.

 

We do this by...

‣ raising awareness and funds for campus programs and scholarships

supporting and encouraging diverse groups of students and alumni

‣ building relationships and representing Mt. SAC throughout Southern California

recognizing students, donors, and the community

increasing access to knowledge, resources, and campus community members

encouraging individuals and organizations to include Mt. SAC in their philanthropy

 
 
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Community Connections

 
 

The Mt. SAC Foundation and Alumni Association supports programs all over campus and has relationships throughout the community. We’re proud of these connections, and we’ve highlighted some of them here.


 

Featured Campus Programs

 
 
 
 

impact

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. 


 
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$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.

 

 
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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. 


 
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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. 

 

 
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$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.

 
 
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