Newsletter from the Foundation

September 2016

We are pleased to share with you the latest information from the Cabrillo College Foundation!

Estate Gift makes a big impact:

This summer, the foundation was very honored to receive an estate gift from former Cabrillo English faculty, Rod Lundquist. Rod was a free spirit who pioneered big wave surfing among other talents. In his estate plans, he left his home to the Cabrillo College Foundation. That generous gift of $1,314,904 will support the Rod Lundquist Faculty Grant Endowment. Faculty Grants fund innovative new ideas for classrooms to enhance learning and student success. Rod's passion for teaching will live on in this program.

Successful Fundraising:

The Cabrillo College Foundation has provided Cabrillo College and its students with $4,366,937 in total support last year. The pie chart below shows how the support was distributed.

Staffing changes:

As you may know, I am retiring November 1, 2016. It has been my pleasure to serve as the Executive Director for 18 wonderful years. Eileen Hill, my long-time Associate Director, will be taking over as Executive Director and former Development Officer, Kate Staveland will take on the new position of Operations and Communication Director. Nancy Machado will remain Accounting and Human Resource Director. With our fabulous support staff of Georgia West, Shannon Moseley, Mary Anne Ransler, and Alia Fintz - the foundation really has a "dream team" and I am thrilled to be leaving this organization in such capable hands.

All the best,

Melinda Silverstein

Executive Director

2015-16 Support to Cabrillo College
Total: $4,366,937


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