The vision of the MiraCosta College Foundation is to ensure that no one is denied access to education because of financial need and that resources are available to enrich the college experience for all students. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer board of community leaders and administered by the Office of Development and College Foundation. Over the past 5 years, the Foundation has more than doubled contributions to the college, which in turn tripled the number of students who receive scholarships and doubled private resources that support campus programs. One of the Foundation's priorities is the MiraCosta Promise, which will offer a year of college without fees to eligible students. The Promise will also provide funding toward textbooks and instructional supplies to those who commit to the Promise requirements.
Individuals, corporations, and civic groups work with the MiraCosta College Foundation to achieve their philanthropic goals. Many choose to fund scholarships, while others support the enhancement of academic programs and facilities through the President's Circle. Benefactors contribute between $1,000 and $10,000 annually and support a variety of needs at the college, including student scholarships, capital projects, program enhancement grants, and educational equipment. President’s Circle members are invited to meet with MiraCosta’s president to learn about the college and its role in the community and to share their ideas, thereby creating a valuable link between the college and the communities it serves.
For more information about the MiraCosta College Foundation and how you can be a part of transforming lives, please contact the Development and College Foundation Office at 760.795.6777.