Logo for Print


  • Share
    • Email
  • Slide: Sharon Donaldson, Barbara Haig, Barbara Battenberg, Johnnie Terry (Teacher of the Year) and Barbara Vineyard

    Sharon Donaldson, Barbara Haig, Barbara Battenberg, Johnnie Terry (Teacher of the Year) and Barbara Vineyard

  • Slide


Held on the first Monday of each month (except July and August). Most meetings are held at 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Meetings include lunch, business and a short program that highlights artists, musicians, students and more. Programs are always interesting and informative or entertaining.

Lunch reservations can be made by calling Joan Edwards at (916) 663-3408 by the Thursday prior to the meeting.


Patrons was organized on January 9, 1984 as a support group of the Sierra College Foundation with 28 charter members. Miriam Lockard served the organization as its first president.

Philanthropic Activities

Annually Patrons provide $5000 in grants to the Arts and Humanities Departments. Emphasis is on grants that directly affect students. Faculty applications are due September 30th and February 28th.

Here is a link to the funding application.

Additional funding is awarded during the year as the opportunity arises. Patrons award two annual $500 scholarships to students in the Arts. (Music, Art, Drama) Patrons give up to $1000 in awards annually to students competing in the student art show.

Patrons serve as ushers for drama and music productions, contribute to the Food Pantry regularly, support the Guardian Scholar program with gift cards for students and support the Sierra College Veterans Program.

Since Patrons was established in 1984 more than $350,000 has been donated to Sierra College. Notable contributions include Ridley Gallery $18,000, Theatre improvements $31,400, Carillon Bells $8000, Art on Campus $20,200, $10,000 in scholarships for local students to attend Donner Mine Music Camp and Technology upgrades instruction in many areas. Joint fundraising has also provided $55,240 for the Aquatics Teams.

Annual Events

  • Bake Sale – in the Quad on the Rocklin Campus Fall and Spring.
  • Annual Vintage Marketplace (formerly Flea Affaire) Quad on the Rocklin Campus, admission $5. Next one will be in 2020.
    See us on Facebook.
  • Crab and Shrimp Feed - Friday, Feb 14, 2020, McBean Park Pavilion in Lincoln. The cost is $55 and includes seat reservations. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4105189


Membership dues are $40 per year. Members joining after January 1 pay a prorated amount. 
Membership application

Volunteer Activities

Ridley Gallery: Weekly hosts.

Graduation: Rocklin Campus - Patrons members serve as hosts and distribute programs.

Officers for 2019-2020

President: Barbara Haig
Vice Presidents: Roberta McKinney and Barbara Battenberg
Recording Secretary: Barbara Vineyard
Corresponding Secretary: Betty Wall
Treasurer: Sharon Donaldson
Parliamentarian: Julie Stringham

For information on events, please email sierracollegepatrons@gmail.com

Contact: (916) 660-8232

Patrons Past Presidents

1984-85-Miriam Lockard

1985-86-Valeta Procise

1986-87-Marjorie Sanchez

1987-88-Anne Deets

1988-89-Kay Baugh     

1989-90-Helen Phillips

1990-91-Pat Bryant

1991-92-Ann Deets

1992-93-Betty Oakley

1993-94-Betty Oakley

1994-95-Tommie Moller

1995-96-Tommie Moller

1996-97-Willa Comstock

1997-98-Julie Stringham

1998-99-Julie Stringham

1999-2000-Valeta Procise

2000-01-Joan Edwards

2001-02-Joan Edwards

2002-03-Dorothy Hawkins

2003-04-Nancy Kelley

2004-05-Edna Goldenberg

2005-06-Linda Manion

2007-08-Julie Stringham

2008-09-Julie Stringham

2009-10-Laurel Piper

2010-11-Laurel Piper

2011-12-Ann Fellows

2012-13-Julie Stringham

2013-14-Julie Stringham

2014-17-Barbara Vineyard

2017-2018-JoAnn Cookman

2018-2019-Julie Stringham 

Latest Update
Featured Video