About Sierra College Foundation

Your Philanthropic Dollars at Work

Since 1973, Sierra College Foundation has supported students by funding their pursuits of higher education and providing resources to help guide them toward success while assisting thousands of donors in fulfilling their philanthropic desires.

Sierra College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raises money from private donors to support students, college programs, and the future of Sierra College. The Foundation was formed in 1972 and incorporated in 1973 with a mission of giving the community the opportunity to invest in the development and quality educational opportunities for all.

Thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, and foundation grants, Sierra College Foundation has grown along with the college. The Foundation encourages gifts to enhance college programs, for faculty support, and facility improvements.

Sierra College Foundation is independently audited and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom live and work in the communities served by the Sierra Joint Community College District of Placer, Nevada, and parts of Sacramento and El Dorado Counties.

Contributions to Sierra College Foundation qualify for state and federal tax deductions, and for estate tax savings.

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Meet Our Foundation Board of Directors

Learn more about our officers and board members. 

Officers

  • Robert Dugan, President, from California Construction and Industrial Materials Association
  • Holly Tiche, Past President, from Placer Ranch, Inc.
  • Saqib Kheiri, President Elect, from Mechanics Bank
  • John Crenshaw, VP Strategic Planning, from Wells Fargo
  • Grace Bowen, VP Governance, Community Member, Attorney
  • Kris Mapes, CFO, from Petersen & Mapes, LLP
  • Bryant Milesi, Secretary, from AT&T

Board Members

  • Denise Vonhof Alexander, The Heng, Allen & Vonhof Group
  • Ed Bonner, Community Member
  • David Breninger, Community Member
  • Ned Cohen, Attorney
  • Cari Dawson-Bartley, Sierra College Trustee
  • Willy Duncan, Sierra College President
  • Judy East, Retired Educator
  • Carol Garcia, First Northern Bank
  • Susan Goto, RCSD Trustee
  • Robin Klomparens, Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP
  • Laura Latimer, Sutter Health
  • Amanda Merz, Safe Credit Union
  • Keetha Mills, Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Debbie Reitter, Kaiser Permanente
  • Caitlin Ross, Attorney at Law

Recognition and Resources

Learn more about our financials and donors.

The Sierra College Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raises money from private donors to support students, college programs, and the future of Sierra College. The Foundation was formed in 1972 and incorporated in 1973 with a mission of giving the community the opportunity to invest in the development of quality educational opportunities for all.

The Foundation is independently audited and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom live and work in the communities served by the Sierra Joint Community College District of Placer, Nevada, and parts of Sacramento and El Dorado Counties.

Our Financial Statements and Tax Returns

These are Sierra College Foundation’s audited financial statements and tax returns for three years: 

Please contact the Foundation if you have any questions.

We are grateful to all our donors who can proudly know that they have made a difference in the lives of Sierra College students and faculty.

$50,000 or more

  • Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Gene Haas Foundation
  • Mrs. Susan Jewell
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Michael E. Loomis Trust
  • Mr. and Mrs. John M. Murray
  • Sierra Auto Fair
  • Wells Fargo Northern California Region
  • Shigeo Yokote Trust

$20,000 or more

  • Bank of America
  • City of Roseville
  • Mikuni Charitable Foundation
  • Safe Credit Union
  • Mr. Fred Sahlberg
  • The Bernard Osher Foundation
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • US Bank

$10,000 or more

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Crenshaw
  • Friends of Nevada County Military Veterans
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ron Mathis
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Placer Community Foundation
  • Sacramento Region Community Foundation
  • Sanchez Family Trust
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center
  • The O&R Foundation, Inc.

$5,000 or more

  • Amrod Charitable Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Aswell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan Beringsworth
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Bowen
  • Carrera-Joffe Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Karl Littau
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Placer County Board of Supervisors
  • Second Core Foundation
  • South Placer Rotary Foundation
  • The Rourke Family Foundation
  • Thunder Valley Resort
  • Ms. Patricia Towne
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans LLP

$2,500 or more

  • 49er Rotary Club of Nevada City
  • AKT Development Corporation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mansour Aliabadi
  • Alston Construction
  • Banner Bank
  • BCA Architects
  • Mr. Fred Besana
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bonner
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Breninger
  • Brown Paper Tickets
  • California State University, Sacramento 
  • Ceronix, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cohen
  • Cypress Construction Management LLC
  • DLR Group
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Hallberg
  • Ms. Norma M. Harris
  • HMC Architects
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Hallberg
  • Ms. Norma M. Harris
  • HMC Architects
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LeRoy
  • Livingston's Concrete Service, Inc.
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Piper Sandler
  • Placer Ranch, Inc.
  • PRIDE Industries
  • Sierra Writers
  • Staples
  • Swinerton Builders
  • Mr. and Mrs. Martin Taylor
  • Teichert, Inc. 

$1,000 or more

  • Addington Partnership Architects
  • Associated Students of Sierra College
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Angove
  • Ms. Claire Bagley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bailey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Banta
  • Dr. Rebecca Bocchicchio
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bush
  • Capitol Public Finance Group
  • Ms. Kathy Champion
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Chang
  • Chapter VJ, P.E.O. Sisterhood
  • Dr. and Mrs. Barry Chehrazi
  • Clark & Sullivan Builders
  • Crowe LLP
  • Cumming Management Group, Inc.
  • Ms. Suzanne Davenport
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Dewilde
  • Mr. and Mrs. William H. Duncan IV
  • Dutch Bros. Coffee
  • Elim Care
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ennis
  • Ms. Cynthia Farmer
  • Dr. Annette Fineberg
  • First Northern Bank
  • First Pointe Management Group
  • Five Star Bank
  • Ms. Anne A. Fleischmann
  • Mr. Louie Garcia
  • Mr. Jim Gardner
  • Mr. Stan Harris
  • Helix Electric, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hilton
  • Supervisor and Mrs. James Holmes
  • Mr. and Mrs. Vince Ilardi
  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Kinstler
  • Lozano Smith
  • LP Consulting Engineers
  • Lois Maggenti Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Ms. Kristina Mapes
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Marasso
  • Mrs. Amanda Merz
  • Ms. Keetha Mills
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Murray
  • Ruth MvcManus Trust
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Nelson
  • Pepsi
  • Mr. Constantine Perakis
  • Petersen & Mapes, LLP
  • Mrs. Jan Radford-Harris
  • Roseville Automall Association
  • Mr. Howard Rudd
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sanders
  • Ms. Shauna Smith and Mr. Ray Bacigalupi
  • Style Media Group, Inc. 
  • Sun City Roseville Needle Arts Club
  • Dr. Kathleen Taylor-Fillebrown
  • Mrs. Holly Tiche
  • Tri Counties Bank
  • Ms. Rosemary Turner
  • USA Properties Fund, Inc. 
  • Vanguard Charitable
  • Wallace-Kuhl & Associates Inc. 
  • Westpark Communities
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Wormington

$500 or more

  • A+ Dental
  • Alpha Delta Kappa
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mehdi Arab
  • ASCIP
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jason Bushnell-Conway
  • Mr. Raymond Carhart
  • Construction & General Laborers Local Union 185
  • Mr. Wes Crail
  • Cresleigh Homes Corp.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Crum
  • D.F. Properties, Inc.
  • DCA Partners, LLC
  • Mr. and Mrs. Monty East
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • Ms. Loretta Fee
  • Mrs. Dennis Fenwick
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Glashan
  • Ms. Rebecca Gregg
  • Mr. Chad Gues
  • Mrs. William Halldin
  • Ms. Julie Hanson
  • Prof. Debra Hill
  • Ms. Sarah Hodge
  • Mr. Kent Hoffman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ken Johnson
  • Ms. Christy Karau
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kurnett
  • Ms. Judy Lang
  • Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation
  • Mrs. Ann Linnekens
  • Mr. Jamison Lopizich
  • MacKay & Somps Civil Engineers, Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Manning
  • Ms. Aimee Myers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Russell Nakae
  • Nevada County Retired Public Employees' Association
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Ortiz
  • Mr. Dave Parker
  • Placer Independent Resource Services, ILS
  • Placer Vineyards Development Group LLC
  • Recology Auburn Placer
  • Remy Moose Manley, LLP
  • Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Roseville Electric
  • Roseville Firefighters PAC
  • Rotary Club of Roseville Foundation
  • Russo Insurance Agency
  • Mr. and Mrs. Vahid Sabati
  • Schools Financial Credit Union
  • Ms. Amy Schulz
  • Mr. Erik Skinner and Mrs. Janet Kean
  • Ms. Maureen Spell
  • State Compensation Insurance Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tim Thorsteinson
  • Ms. Elizabeth Tractenberg
  • Mr. Alistair Turner
  • University of Phoenix
  • Ms. Soni Verma
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Vineyard
  • Mr. and Mrs. Guy Warren
  • Mr. Richard Woodward

$100 or more

  • Mr. Sergio Acevedo
  • Ms. Allison Aguilar
  • Ms. Robin Akawi
  • Mr. Herbert Alber
  • Mr. Fritz Albrecht
  • Ms. Jill Alcorn
  • Ms. Barbara Alderdice
  • Ms. Cinda Alfred
  • Ms. Twiana Strong
  • Ms. Julia Arreguy
  • Mr. Ben Ashbaugh
  • Ms. Patricia Avalos
  • Mr. Reza Azarmi
  • Ms. Dianne Babb
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Baker
  • Ms. Kathryn Baker
  • Mrs. Irma Baldwin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bancroft
  • Ms. Catherine Basile
  • Ms. Dawn Bateman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Beard
  • Ms. Janice Becker
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Beesley
  • Mr. Dennis Berg
  • Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bergthold
  • Ms. Elaine Bienvenue
  • Mr. Douglas Bjorkman
  • Ms. Linda J Blake 2002
  • Mr. Nick Bobyk
  • Mr. David Boesch
  • Ms. Carol Boles
  • Mr. Bruce Bollinger
  • Ms. Joyce Brady
  • Ms. Laura Brahce
  • Ms. Patricia F. Bresler
  • Ms. Laura Brewer
  • Ms. Mariah Briel
  • Ms. Geraldine Brooks
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brown
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Loren Brown
  • Mr. Steve Browning
  • Ms. Barbara Bryan
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Bryant
  • Ms. Holly Bundock
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burgess
  • Prof. Dominic Calabrese
  • Mrs. Noelle Calvert
  • Captain John Oldham Chapter NSDAR
  • Ms. Stacey Carroll
  • Ms. Keely Carroll
  • Mr. and Mrs. Steven Casler
  • Mr. David Casssafar
  • Ms. Brenna Chapman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rex Chappell
  • Mr. Stephen Clark
  • Mr. Thomas P. Cluster
  • Cobblestone Elementary School
  • Mrs. Ann Craig
  • Mr. Andrew Cramer
  • Dr. John Crawford
  • Ms. Kathleen Crawford
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Culbertson
  • Ms. Gretchen Cypin
  • Mrs. Mandy Davies
  • Mr. Ryan C. Davis
  • Ms. Ronna Davis
  • Ms. Cari C. Dawson-Bartley
  • Ms. Vicki Day
  • Ms. Anne Diamond
  • Ms. Laurie Donahue
  • Ms. Laura Doty
  • Mr. Hans Duerr
  • Mr. Robert Earl
  • Ms. Jane Eisemann
  • Ms. Deborah Elayan
  • Ms. Heidi Ellis-Bunz
  • Energy 2001, Inc. 
  • Ms. Denise Epes
  • Ms. Beth Ervin
  • Ms. Barbara Fairchild
  • Mr. Steve Fassler
  • Fehr & Peers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jason File
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Findlay
  • Mrs. Phyllis Fisher
  • Ms. Ruth Flores
  • Mrs. Michele Fodrini
  • Mr. Kent Fortin
  • Ms. Roietta Fulgham
  • Ms. Margot Fulmer
  • Mrs. Carol Garcia
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ray Giles
  • Ms. Mary Gorden
  • Mr. Bobby Gosal
  • Ms. Marilyn Gregory
  • Mr. Gregary Grenfell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gudz
  • Mr. Gary Gutowsky
  • Ms. Jane Hamblet
  • Ms. Mary Ellen Harada
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hargis
  • Mr. Gregory Harnage
  • Mr. Donald Harris and Ms. Beatrix Treiterer
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Healy
  • Mr. Kurt Heisinger
  • Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Herman
  • Ms. Kathy Hernandez
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Hill
  • Dr. and Mrs. James Hirschinger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hoffart
  • Ms. Nancy J. Holtz-Mcmahan
  • Ms. Susan Hopkins
  • Mr. Robert Hoyer
  • Ms. Barbara Hunt
  • Ms. Dianne Hylton
  • IBM
  • Ms. Cindy Innocent Snyder
  • Ms. Janice and Ms. Marlene Ishihara
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kent Jackson
  • Ms. Mary Jacobson
  • Mr. Mark James
  • Ms. Rachel Johnson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Johnson
  • Mr. Gerald Johnson
  • Dr. Gwen Joy Ms.
  • Maria Jurado
  • Ms. Nancy Kahn
  • Ms. Carole L. Kane
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kassis
  • Ms. LaVerne Kayne
  • Ms. Kylee Keroher-Day
  • Mr. Saqib Kheiri
  • Ms. Kathy Kort
  • Ms. Jennifer Koster
  • Ms. Harriett Kroot
  • Ms. Sylvia Kwan
  • Ms. Marie T. Kwoka
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kwoka
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kwoka
  • Ms. Rebecca Kyler
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Larson
  • Mr. Stephen Ledbetter
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lehman
  • Mr. Charles Leni
  • Mr. Scott Leslie
  • Ms. Patricia Lord
  • Mr. Thomas Loutensock
  • Mr. Matthew Luckett
  • Ms. Susan Lucyga
  • Mr. Matthew Lyon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Marasso
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Matranga
  • Ms. Gayle Matsuoka
  • Mr. and Mrs. Terence McAteer
  • Ms. Eleanor McCalla
  • Ms. Karin McGuire
  • Lisa Mealoy
  • Ms. Lynn Medeiros
  • Mr. Thomas Merchant
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miller
  • Mrs. Fusae Miyamoto
  • Mr. Gerald Mohlenbrok
  • Mr. Alistair Moles
  • Mr. John Montagna
  • Ms. Mary Moon
  • Mr. Josh Morgan
  • Ms. Nancy Morris
  • Ms. Karen Murrish
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Myers
  • Nacht & Lewis
  • Ms. Jan Nakashoji
  • Ms. Andrea Neptune
  • Mr. and Ms. William M. Neville, Jr.
  • Ms. Denise A. Nichols
  • Ms. Kristine Nolan
  • Mr. Joseph O'Brien
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alan Olmstead
  • Mr. Sigurd Ostrom
  • Ms. Christina Overmiller
  • Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Palmer
  • Mrs. Nancy Palmer
  • Paul Hart
  • Penman Custom Drywall
  • Mr. and Mrs. Owen Kittredge
  • Ms. Robin Persiani
  • Ms. Ann Petersen
  • PFLAG, Greater Placer County Chapter
  • Ms. Janet Phillips
  • Mr. Aldo Pineschi
  • Placer People of Faith Together
  • Ms. Jettieve Plaskett
  • Prof. Sayda Postiglione
  • Ms. Melissa Prinzing
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Rackerby
  • Mr. and Mrs. Javad Rahimian
  • Ms. Connie Raynor
  • Ms. Lisa Redfern
  • Ms. Ellen Reynard
  • Mrs. Betty Rivera
  • Mr. Wayne Robinson
  • Ms. Lisa Rochford
  • Mr. Bob Romness
  • Mr. Blake Rood
  • Roseville Rock Rollers, Inc.
  • Ms. Kristin Rothwell
  • Mrs. Mary Russo
  • Ms. Barbara Rust
  • Schwab Charitable Fund
  • Sehi Computer Products, Inc
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sinclair
  • Mr. William Sloan
  • Ms. Donna M. Smith
  • Ms. Nicole Smith
  • Ms. Elizabeth Snell
  • Mr. Randy Snook
  • Soroptimist International of Grass Valley
  • Mr. Christian Speck
  • Ms. Maurean Stephenson
  • Mr. and Ms. Dan Stewart
  • Ms. Lynda Stockwell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Strickley
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Stringham
  • Mr. Jason Sumilhig Ms.
  • Debra Sutphen
  • Systech Displays
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. Teilh
  • Ms. Tonya Times
  • Ms. Shelley Troshinsky
  • University Art
  • Ms. Laura Valley
  • Varian Charitable Match Trust
  • Mr. James Vasser
  • Mr. Peter Vicencio
  • Ms. Mary Vogel
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Volek
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weber
  • Ms. Shannon Wells
  • Mr. Michael Wells
  • Mrs. Golshan Westphal
  • Ms. Donna Wetzel
  • Dr. Linda Williams
  • Mr. Kevin Williamson
  • Ms. Margaret Winslow
  • Ms. Sandra Woodside
  • Ms. Lee Ann Woolen
  • Ms. Karie Wyble Ms.
  • Beverly Yoha
  • Mr. and Mrs Phil Yorde
Gifts to Sierra College Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The contribution deductible for tax purposes is limited to the amount that exceeds the value of any goods and services received by the donor. Tax ID #23-7241877