Thursday, November 1, 2012

Foundation hosts breakfast to honor donors

Chancellor Cindy L. Miles, Grossmont College student
 JoAnn Schneck, Cuyamaca vice president Robin Steinback
When the new Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges was created last year, foundation leaders made a commitment to  donors:  before they asked for a single dollar, they would have a plan in place to properly thank and steward their contributors.

Foundation CEO Glenn Kaufhold,
Steve Devan, Grossmont FCU

The foundation did that this week when they welcomed more than 40 of its most loyal donors to a special breakfast event at Cuyamaca College that was hosted by Chancellor Cindy Miles, and Sunny Cooke, Grossmont College president, and Mark Zacovic, Cuyamaca College's president.
Grossmont College student
Tommy Marquez

It was a chance for the foundation to share important accomplishments and plans from the district and the colleges.  The donors had and opportunity to meet four extraordinary Grossmont and Cuyamaca college students. 

The students talked about how attending Grossmont or Cuyamaca College has improved their lives.

Fred Allen, Sunny Cooke, Dean Colli
"I not only got teachers, I got mentors," said Tommy Marquez, a veteran who attends Grossmont College.

Most importantly, the foundation had the opportunity to personally thank its donors.  The guests included major contributors to the foundation's recently-completed $850,000 Osher Scholarship campaign.  Also acknowledged were some of the charter members of the Possibilities Roundtable, a group of donors who contribute between $1,200 and $10,000 to the foundation annually.

The foundation plans to host the second annual breakfast event next fall. In the meantime, here are some of the images from this year’s event.