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The Sierra College Patrons, a branch of the Sierra College Foundation, are dedicated to promoting the Arts and Humanities at the college and to provide cultural enrichment to the community. Proceeds from patron-sponsored events are used to benefit these programs in the form of grants and scholarships awarded to Sierra College Students, and to support Arts and Humanities programs. The Patrons, founded in 1984, currently have close to 50 members. To date, the Patrons have donated more than $350,000, impacting and improving all aspects of campus life.

What We Do 

  • Patrons provide $5,000 in grants to the Arts and Humanities Departments each year. Emphasis is on grants that directly affect students. Funding applications are due September 30 and February 28.
  • Patrons award two annual $500 scholarships to students in the Arts (music, art, theatre, etc.).
  • Patrons give $1,000 in awards to students competing in the student art show each year.
  • Support the Guardian Scholar program with gift cards
  • Support the Sierra College Veteran’s Program 

What We’ve Accomplished 

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

  • $31,400 for Dietrich Theatre improvements
  • $20,200 for art on campus
  • $18,000 to the Ridley Gallery
  • $10,000 in scholarships for local students to attend Donner Mine Music Camp and various technology upgrades in many instructional areas
  • $8,000 for Carillion Bells
  • Additionally, joint fundraising through the annual crab and shrimp feed also provided $55,240 for the Aquatics Teams 


We meet the first Monday each month (except July and August) at 12:30pm in the Fireside Room on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Meetings include lunch, business and a short program highlighting artists, musicians, students and more. 

To RSVP for lunch, call Joan Edwards at (916) 663-3408 by 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
  • 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 

2019-20 Sierra Collee Patron Officers 

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

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. 

For more information, call (916) 660-8232 or email