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Peralta College Foundation 11th Annual Golf Tournament, May 5

28 March 2014

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image001-1image002“Play a Major Role in the Life of a Student!” The Peralta Colleges Foundation 11th Annual Golf Tournament. Sequoyah Country Club, Oakland, CA. Monday, May 5, 2014. Register Now!

For more information, please contact executive assistant Jessica Keahey at 510-466-7206 or by email at jkeahey@peralta.edu.

The proceeds of this event will be used to defray the cost of scholarships, the event, and to fund the Peralta Colleges Foundation, an IRS Section 501(c )(3) charitable fund. Our federal tax number is 23-7091547.

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Free Scholarship Application Workshop at Laney College – March 5

3 March 2014

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Free Scholarship Application Workshop at Laney College – March 5, 12pm – 2pm in Room F170-C

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Free Scholarship Application Workshops

20 February 2014

 Application Workshop

Berkeley City College, Room 126
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12pm–2pm

College of Alameda, Room TBD
Wednesday, February 28, 2014 12pm–2pm

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Spring 2014 Scholarships Available NOW! Deadline: March 10, 2014

28 January 2014

Apply today, go to www.peraltafoundation.org for more information!

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New Videos Highlight Peralta Colleges Students and Programs

21 November 2013

The Peralta Colleges are pleased to feature two videos that you will enjoy.

The first, produced by Peralta TV, features this year’s Chancellor’s Trophy winners who will be honored at tonight’s Foundation dinner. Their stories, introduced by Chancellor José M. Ortiz, are truly inspirational and point to the success of our students at Peralta.  Let’s congratulate these fine students and the faculty and staff who made their success possible.

See video here: http://bit.ly/1c6Lefe

KPIX Channel 5 recently aired a report on how Laney College is helping to fill manufacturing jobs. This is the kind of report that highlights what we do at the Peralta Colleges. Nice job, Louis Quindlen and the team at Laney!

See video here: http://cbsloc.al/1iypNbL

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Peralta News – Peralta Colleges Foundation 10th Annual Golf Tournament

29 July 2013

It’s the Tenth Annual Golf Tournament and fundraiser for The Peralta Colleges Foundation. The Foundation continues to help support the financial needs of students through scholarship funds. This year the tournament was held on Sequoyah Country Club’s beautiful golf course. It was a fantastic way to spend the day for a good cause!



For more information on the Peralta Colleges Foundation, click here.

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight March 26, 2013

3 April 2013

The March 26 meeting began with a positive actuarial report by Vice Chancellor Ron Gerhard. Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Calvin Madlock delivered a progress report on the implementation of the IT Strategic Plan. And the Board of Trustees voted to increase their support of the Peralta Colleges Foundation.

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight February 26, 2013

6 March 2013

The February 26 meeting of thew Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees began with announcement from Romeo Garcia of the Peralta Colleges Foundation about upcoming scholarship opportunities. Chancellor José M. Ortiz reported back from a community event at Laney College. And Trustees raised tough questions about the 860 Atlantic Ave project in Alameda.

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Peralta Colleges Foundation Receives Surprise $250,000 Anonymous Donation

29 January 2013

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Generous gift much needed and greatly appreciated by students

It was a New Year’s surprise for the Peralta Colleges Foundation on January 3, 2013, the first day back from the holidays for the new Executive Director, Romeo Garcia.

Unlike any other day, Garcia opened an envelope from the San Francisco Foundation that contained a check for $250,000. He looked at the amount and was astonished, because the Peralta Colleges Foundation had not submitted a formal request for funding. Garcia thought this might be a response to an end of the year giving request he had sent out to potential donors a few weeks earlier.

Garcia read the accompanying letter and learned that an anonymous donor decided to support the Peralta Colleges Foundation with a quarter-million dollar gift for “general support.” Having been involved in fundraising efforts before, Garcia was aware of the practice of anonymous giving, but never received a gift of this magnitude.

Immediately, Garcia remembered that in mid-December three Peralta Colleges Foundation board members had met with representatives from the San Francisco Foundation to discuss the PCF mission of helping with student scholarships and other awards for students of the four Peralta Colleges – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.

The three board members were there to begin a conversation about the needs of the foundation, and to solicit ideas and recommendations on how PCF might proceed to secure funding from any sources that might be out there. But no funding from San Francisco Foundation was requested.

Garcia called Karen Friedman, Co-President of the Peralta Colleges Foundation. Garcia then called other PCF board members, including Gay Cobb, and Co-President Gary Foss, who met with the San Francisco Foundation.

The board members attributed the gift to the long-standing relationship that Cobb has had with the San Francisco Foundation, including tenure as a member of their Board of Directors for ten years. But in fact, no one really knows how the check found its way into Garcia’s hands. How did the donor learn about the Peralta Colleges Foundation?

Friedman, however, said, “Gay was instrumental in our getting the grant from the San Francisco Foundation.”

The badly needed funds will be used to build the capacity of the Peralta Colleges Foundation, so it can help students in need. PCF is also seeking to create an alumni database to encourage the tens of thousands of former students from the four Peralta Colleges to become involved in helping today’s Peralta Community College District students with the high cost of education.

“This anonymous gift provides the financial resources we need to help us build capacity at the Peralta Colleges Foundation,” Garcia said, adding, “These funds will help us to leverage additional support to increase funding for scholarships and initiatives that promote student success,” Garcia added.

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight January 29, 2013

28 January 2013

The January 23, 2013 meeting of the Peralta Board of Trustees received an anonymous donation of $250,000 to the Peralta Colleges Foundation. Numerous voices called for the re-hiring of Student Advisors. And Vice Chancellor of Finance Ron Gerhard presented the Governor’s budget proposal. Entire meetings are available for viewing on the internet.

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