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 College of the Desert Foundation

Together with our donors, members and fans we work to support College of the Desert through scholarships and programs that aid students and faculty, college facilities, and more.

This Is COD's Story

Your community college is opening doors to higher education, career advancement and lifelong learning.

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Record Number of Degrees and Certificates Conferred by College of the Desert
Record Number of Degrees and Certificates Conferred by College of the Desert

A record-breaking number of students, over 1,100, have completed the required coursework for graduation and over 450 are expected to participate in the ceremony.

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Trustees unanimously voted to place bond on November ballot.
Trustees unanimously voted to place bond on November ballot.

The Desert Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place a $577,860,000 local education bond measure on the November 2016 ballot. The bond measure will provide critical capital funding which will allow the College to expand, modernize and meet the increasing demands for higher education and career training throughout the Coachella Valley.

 

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HALF WAY THERE: Grants, Gifts and Events Like Stepping Out For COD Raised $1.2 Million For Student Success
HALF WAY THERE: Grants, Gifts and Events Like Stepping Out For COD Raised $1.2 Million For Student Success

In a little over a year, thanks to events like Stepping Out for COD and additional support from grants and individual gifts, we have raised just over half of our $2.4 million goal to support student success at College of the Desert.

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$25,000 Gift Opens the Door
$25,000 Gift Opens the Door

The Annexstad Family Foundation - helping support the bright minds and big dreams of veterans at College of the Desert.

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By Connecting To Her Past She Helps Others Connect To Their Future
By Connecting To Her Past She Helps Others Connect To Their Future

Kim Dozier, Ph.D. came from a family of educators. From her great grandmother, to both her grandmothers, and her mom. That’s really unheard of today. So, naturally, Kim didn’t want to be a teacher.

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He Started Classes at COD When He Was 10. Now He's COD's Director of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness
He Started Classes at COD When He Was 10. Now He's COD's Director of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness


Tim T. Nakamura is the Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness at College of the Desert. But Tim has been coming to COD since he was 10 years old.

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Featured Donor

Annexstad Family Foundation

Established 16 years ago in 2000, The Annexstad Family Foundation, was founded by Al and Cathy Annexstad and their family. We’re so appreciative of their $25,000 gift to support the bright minds and big dreams of tomorrow’s College of the Desert students.

 

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