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Making a difference year round.

From students and alumni, to business and industry, College of the Desert Foundation significantly impacts the vitality and quality of life in the valley through our support for COD. The College's stories of success can be found everywhere you look. Whether you are a parent, student, alumni, faculty member, business partner, philanthropist or investor, foundation or organization, part- or full-time resident, or just a fan of COD, when you step up for COD with a membership or donation you make a significant difference in higher education, career advancement and lifelong learning.

Our ability to secure our future is only possible as long as we remain strong and vital in the here and now. Key projects, from technology upgrades and equipment, to program enhancements and scholarships, depend on your investment. All gifts, no matter the amount, make a collective difference.

President's Circle

The President's Circle was created by the Foundation in 1983. It is comprised of an exceptional group of individuals and business leaders who are committed to the mission of COD and its Foundation. The President's Circle is the largest and most important resource of unrestricted gifts to the College, helping provide critical resources to meet educational needs, as well as support mission-critical services at the Foundation.

Members enjoy a variety of benefits. You may view a full list of benefits and levels below. Or, for more information on any of the annual giving opportunities at the Foundation, contact the Foundation at 760-773-2561 or via e-mail Jhummer@collegeofthedesert.edu

President's Circle Levels

$1,000 President's Circle Annual Membership

Benefits Include:

  • Tax Deduction
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Campus Events in Athletics, Lectures, Music, Performing & Visual Arts
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to the College Spring Musical at the McCallum Theatre
  • VIP Family Seating/Parking at the City of Palm Desert 
    4th of July Fireworks
  • A Campus Tour
  • Campus Parking Pass
  • College of the Desert E-Newsletter
  • Meet the College President Reception in November

$2,400 President's Circle Partner Membership

Benefits include:

  • Tax Deduction
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Campus Events in Athletics, Lectures, Music, Performing & Visual Arts
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to the College Spring Musical at the McCallum Theatre
  • VIP Family Seating/Parking at the City of Palm Desert 4th of July Fireworks
  • A Campus Tour
  • Campus Parking Pass
  • College of the Desert E-Newsletter
  • Meet the College President Reception in November
  • Complimentary Tickets to the "Great Decisions Lecture Series"
  • Campus Parking (Including Weekend VIP Street Fair Parking on Select Dates)

$5,000 President's Circle Trustee Membership

Benefits include:

  • Tax Deduction
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Campus Events in Athletics, Lectures, Music, Performing & Visual Arts
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to the College Spring Musical at the McCallum Theatre
  • VIP Family Seating/Parking at the City of Palm Desert 4th of July Fireworks
  • A Campus Tour
  • Campus Parking Pass
  • College of the Desert E-Newsletter
  • Meet the College President Reception in November
  • Complimentary Tickets to the "Great Decisions Lecture Series"
  • Campus Parking (Including Weekend VIP Street Fair Parking
    on Select Dates)
  • A One-On-One Lunch with the President and College Leadership
  • Customized Campus Tour
  • VIP Invitation to all Campus Groundbreaking or Ribbon Cutting Events
  • Complimentary Estate Planning Session (2 hr.)

$3,000 President's Business Council Membership

Benefits include:

  • Business Roundtable with the College President
  • 2 hr. Customer Service Training Workshop at the member's place of business
  • 2 Complimentary tickets to CVEP's Annual Economic Summit
  • On-campus reception with the Spring graduating class from the School of Applied Science and Business
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Campus events in Athletics, Lectures, Music, Performing and Visual Arts
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to the College Spring Musical at the McCallum Theatre
  • Advertisement on our Website
  • College of the Desert E-Newsletter
  • Campus tour
  • Campus Parking Pass
  • Tax Deduction

 

Academic Angels

This organization is made up of over 300 members whose purpose is to serve as Goodwill Ambassadors for College of the Desert and to assist the Foundation in pursuing its goals. The organization hosts luncheons, events and guest speakers throughout the year to raise funds for scholarships and other College programs and services.

Membership Levels:

  • Academic Angel $250 renewable yearly

For more information on any of the Annual Giving opportunities at the Foundation, contact the Foundation at 760-773-2561 or via e-mail Jhummer@collegeofthedesert.edu

 

Roadrunner Club

Roadrunner Club was established by the Foundation in 2011 to provide a new entry-level giving opportunity to join the College of the Desert family. Members get updates and discounts to College activities and events and help in spread the word about what the College does for the valley's quality of life. Benefits include Homecoming tickets, invitations to special campus events, and the Campus newsletter. 


$120 Roadrunner Club

  • Benefits include discounted tickets on select COD events, updates and unique opportunities designed for alumni and COD friends.

 

For more information on any of the Annual Giving opportunities at the Foundation, contact the Foundation at 760-773-2561 or via e-mail Jhummer@collegeofthedesert.edu

 

Give Anytime - Step Up For COD

You can give at anytime online, or by clicking the Donate Now icon found throughout the site.

For Information on all any of the giving opportunities found here, or if you have questions and would like to talk to someone at the Foundation, call 760-773-2561 or e-mail Jhummer@collegeofthedesert.edu