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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 to Peter Sturgeon. 

President's Circle Levels

Gold Member $5,000 (Limit 25 members.)

Benefits Include:

  • Tax Deduction
  • Gold lapel (magnetic) pin
  • Complimentary tickets to select college events in athletics, lectures, music, performing and Visual Arts
  • VIP seating for two at President's night at the annual COD spring musical
  • Guided Campus Tour and box lunch
  • VIP family seating/parking at the City of Palm Desert 4th of July fireworks
  • Pre-reception and VIP Seating at the State of the College address
  • Campus parking pass {upon request)
  • VIP Street Fair parking pass (upon request)
  • Private in-home reception hosted by President Kinnamon and the Foundation Board
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and Foundation website
Silver Member $2,500 (Limit 50 members.)

Benefits include:
  • Tax Deduction
  • Silver lapel (magnetic) pin
  • Complimentary tickets to select college events in athletics, lectures, music, performing and Visual Arts
  • VIP seating for two at President's night at the annual COD spring musical
  • Guided Campus Tour and box lunch
  • VIP family seating/parking at the City of Palm Desert 4th of July fireworks
  • Pre-reception and VIP Seating at the State of the College address
  • Campus parking pass (upon request)
  • Round table luncheon hosted by President Kinnamon
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and Foundation website Dates)

Bronze Member $1,000 

  • Tax Deduction
  • Bronze lapel (magnetic) pin
  • Complimentary tickets to select college events in athletics, lectures, music, performing and Visual Arts
  • Premiere seating for two at President's night at the annual COD spring musical
  • Guided Campus Tour and box lunch
  • VIP Seating at the State of the College address
  • VIP family seating/parking at the City of Palm Desert 4th of July fireworks
  • Campus parking pass (upon request)
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and Foundation website

 

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.

Angels 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 to Peter Sturgeon.

 

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