The mission of the Orange Coast College Foundation is to
support the college by encouraging gifts of time, treasure and talent from
alumni, campus & community members.
A 30-member volunteer Board of Directors consisting of 25
community members, four members of the college administration, a faculty
representative, and the president of the college’s associated students oversee
the activities and programs of the Foundation. The Foundation has three full-time
employees, an executive director and two administrative assistants.
Since its founding in 1985, the Orange Coast College
Foundation has received over $50 million that has been split almost equally
between cash donations and in-kind gifts of property, boats and
equipment. As of June 30, 2014 the Foundation had cash assets of over $16
Over the last 30 years, the Foundation has undertaken
several successful fundraising campaigns and activities including efforts that
resulted in the furnishing of the OCC library, construction of the Frank M.
Doyle Arts Pavilion, renovation of the Robert B. Moore Theatre, construction of
the Harry & Grace Steele Children’s Center, celebration of Orange Coast
College’s 60th Anniversary, the construction of a Nautical Library and
renovation of the crew facilities at the OCC Sailing Center, and the renovation
of the college’s Computing Center. Currently, the Foundation is supporting a
campaign to build a new state-of-the-art Planetarium with construction
scheduled to start in the Winter of 2015.
Last year the Orange Coast College Foundation provided OVER $750,000 in scholarship support to new, continuing and transferring Orange Coast College Students. For more information on how you can start a scholarship to benefit OCC Students please click HERE.