Sierra College Patrons

 Patrons officers group picturePictured left to right: Clare Dendinger, corresponding secretary; Christy Brower, Vice President; Liz Honeycutt, Vice President; Sharon Donaldson, Treasurer; Barbara Vineyard, Recording Secretary; Sandi Warren, President; and Scott Decker who officiated over the swearing in.

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The Sierra College Patrons, a branch of the Sierra College Foundation, are dedicated to promoting the Arts and Humanities and to providing cultural enrichment to the community. Proceeds from Patron-sponsored events, in the form of grants and scholarships, are awarded to Sierra College Students in support of Arts and Humanities programs. 

What We Do 

  • Patrons provide more than $5,000 in grants to the Arts and Humanities Departments each year, emphasizing grants that directly affect students. Grant applications are due September 30 and February 28.
  • Patrons award two annual $5,000 scholarships to students in Arts (music, art, theatre, etc.).
  • Patrons award $1,000 to students competing in the annual student art show.
  • Patrons provide gift cards to be distributed to deserving students through the Guardian Scholar Program.
  • Patrons provide support to the Sierra College Veterans Program. 

What We’ve Accomplished 

Since Patrons was established in 1984, more than $350,000 has been donated to Sierra College. Notable contributions include: 

  • $31,400 for Dietrich Theatre improvements
  • $20,200 for art works displayed on campus
  • $18,000 to the Ridley Gallery
  • $10,000 in scholarships to local students to attend Donner Mine Music Camp
  • $10,000 to support technology upgrades in many instructional areas. 
  • $8,000 for carillon bells
  • $55,240 has been donated to the Aquatics Department through joint participation in the annual Crab and Shrimp Feed. 


Patrons meet the first Monday each month (except July and August) at 12:30pm in the Fireside Room on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Meetings typically include lunch, a business meeting, and a short program. 

To RSVP, please contact Joan Edwards at (916) 663-3408 by the Thursday prior to the meeting. 

Annual Events 

  • Bake sale on the Rocklin Campus quad (Fall and Spring semesters)
  • Annual Vintage Marketplace on the Rocklin Campus quad
  • Old Fashioned Bar-B-Cue (formerly an Annual Crab and Shrimp Feed)

Visit Sierra College Foundation events for more information. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Ridley Gallery: Serve as a weekly host
  • Graduation: Serve as a host and distribute programs
  • Theatre and music productions: Serve as ushers
  • Food Pantry: contribute food and other items regularly 

2021-22 Sierra College Patron Officers 

  • President: Sandi Warren
  • Vice Presidents: Elizabeth Honeycutt and Christy Brower
  • Recording Secretary: Barbara Vineyard
  • Corresponding Secretary: Clare Dendinger
  • Treasurer: Sharon Donaldson
  • Parliamentarian: Barbara Haig

How to Become a Sierra College Patron

Membership dues are $40 per year. Members joining after January 1 pay a prorated amount. Fill out and submit our membership application. 

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