Cerro Coso Community College

SGCC Officers 2019-2020

About the Foundation

Vision

The Cerro Coso Community College Foundation Inc. will PROMOTE the educational needs and accomplishments of Cerro Coso Community College (CCCC); SUPPORT the financial needs of CCCC through fundraising efforts; and EDUCATE the public of CCCC’s role in the well-being of the communities and citizens it serves.

Mission

The mission of the foundation is to support access, success, and excellence for students, faculty, and staff at Cerro Coso Community College, to include:

  1. Assisting and supporting the college in the attainment of educational, cultural, and scientific goals.
  2. Assisting and supporting the college in fulfilling its role in serving the communities of which it is a part.
  3. Soliciting, raising and distributing monies, properties and other assets for capital improvements, for the purchase of equipment, and for other outlay needs.
  4. Soliciting, raising, and distributing monies, properties, and other assets for the awarding of scholarships, loans, and grants to students on the basis of need and/or merit and in accordance with the bylaws, rules, and procedures adopted by the board of directors of this foundation.

Background

Cerro Coso Community College was founded in 1973 as a separate college in the Kern Community College District. It is a physical site, an attitude, and a major element of our growth as a well-rounded community.

The College serves a geographical area of 18,000 square miles which forms the largest service area of any community college in California. The College has 5 instructional sites with the largest site in the Indian Wells Valley, the Eastern Sierra College Center with two beautiful new facilities in Bishop and Mammoth, the Kern River Valley Campus and the East Kern Campus. The 5 campuses serve a population of 85,000 and that population is expanding with the dynamic CC Online Campus which offers 180+ sections each semester and 19 degree programs.

The College is essential to the community in that it provides an opportunity for everyone to learn. The Cerro Coso Community College is dedicated to supporting courses, programs and services of Cerro Coso Community College.

The Foundation which was established in 1977 operates as an auxiliary arm of the College. The Foundation is financed through fees, profits from fundraising events, donations and other contributions. In the past, the Foundation has sought grants from government agencies and other organizations to help finance Foundation projects.

Bylaws

CCCC Foundation Bylaws

Administrative Fee

Effective October 1, 2013, an administrative fee will be assessed upon receipt of incoming funds to the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation. These funds shall be used by the Foundation for administrative or operating costs of the Foundation.

Kern Community College District