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MiraCosta College

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: The Vision of the MiraCosta College Foundation is to ensure that no one is denied access to education because of financial need and that resources are available to enrich the college experience for all students. In service to that vision, our mission is to promote the interests and the welfare of the college and secure resources that will transform student lives.

Results: Our donors make a significant impact. During the 2015-16 academic year donor contributions to the foundation reached 1.3 million to benefit our students. Financial support provided to the college from the Foundation (scholarships, direct student aid, programs, etc.) was $491,873, and to campus programs $470,911. Over 2,300 students who might otherwise have been unable to persist and succeed received direct assistance to attend school, be it a scholarship, a textbook, an emergency grant, or food assistance. Donors make a difference in how we impact our students' success.

Target demographics: Individuals of any sort, seeking to gain access to higher, affordable education.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,362 students receive support in the form of a scholarship, textbook or other means.

Geographic areas served: Coastal North San Diego County

Programs: textbook assistance, scholarship funding, and direct student aid, in the forms of gift cards, bus passes, and gas cards.

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a mother of five it is hard to find time for myself let alone get an education. After all of my financial aid had ran out I was able to apply for a grant threw the Mira Costa Foundation, Osher scholarship which allotted me the moneys needed to pay for my books and motivate me to continue my education on-line at MiraCosta.

Without the wonderful donors and awesome foundation, I would have given up on my education a long time ago. I just received my Certificate of Accomplishment and was able to participate in graduation ceremonies of 2014. After years of hard work it was great to reach my goal. Thank you MiraCost College Foundation.

Good Luck!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am extremely grateful for the financial support from the MiraCosta College Foundation. With the generous scholarship from the foundation, I am given the opportunity to excel in the field of Biotechnology. The scholarship allows me to take more courses to get my AA degree sooner. The staffs of the MiraCosta College foundation are so knowledge and helpful. They work very hard to raise funds for the scholarship programs . They do everything they can to help the disadvantaged students to achieve their goals. The MiraCosta College Foundation makes me feel that MiraCosta College is my second home and indeed, it is.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very grateful for the support the Mira Costa College Foundation has given me during my time at Mira Costa. The financial support allowed me to focus solely on my academics rather than on worrying about finances. I am transferring to UCSD in the fall and am grateful to have saved money on the way to completing my bachelor's degree in bioengineering.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful and appreciative for the financial support I received from the MiraCosta Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of many I am that much closer to obtaining my educational goal having an AA Degree in Multicultural Studies with transfer.Being poor really sucks and every dollar counts thanks to the Foundation I was able to get things that seriously aided in my success like gas, food and school supplies. Please keep this program alive, Thank you all for the wonderful work you do.~Sincerely Courtney

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation has made a life changing impact upon me. I was asked to share my student testimonial at the MCC Foundation's Silver & Gold Holiday Celebration in 2013; as a result, I have begun motivational speaking through-out North County San Diego. Also, I am a recipient of the Mort and Agatha Winski scholarship which has helped me tremendously! After receiving the scholarship I have been able to excel in the classroom and work less hours during finals. I am very proud of Linda Fogerson, Cynthia Rice, and Board of Trustees President David Broad for their dedication to raising funds for students in need like myself. Thank again.

Antoine Stevens-Phillips
Student Trustee (2014-15)

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the financial support I received from the Mira Costa Foundation. This support has helped me plan ahead for my Bachelor's in Biochemistry as I come from a disadvantaged background. I am honored that the foundation recognized my educational progress and rewarded me for it. The foundation is excellent and picking out the students they see need the most assistance based on their academic achievement/success. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mira Costa College Foundation is a group of angels that help students going through difficult times. I was not going to be able to afford school this next semester. Thanks to the Mira Costa College Foundation, I not only can go to school this next fall semester, but spring as well!!! I can continue to work towards my goals of obtaining a Bachelors in Nursing then apply to the Nurse Practitioner program. Thanks

Client Served

Rating: 5

MiraCosta College Foundation has supported my re-education as a late in life student. I have received tuition support for 4 semesters and they have helped pay for my books. Their support has been a great boost in moral as well as a considerable assistance financially. I can't thank them enough!

Client Served

Rating: 3

The MiraCosta College Foundation has been a great help to me by taking some of the financial pressure off. It shows that MiraCosta has a real interest in its students and the lack of finances shouldn't be a reason for not accomplishing your goal. Thank you so much!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation helped in a huge way make my goal of getting my associate's degree and transferring to a four-year university possible. I have had so many obstacles on the road to getting an education, and the MiraCosta College Foundation helped me glide smoothly over so many of them. I'm now transferring and going to a world-renowned university because I was able to overcome the obstacles I faced thanks in large part to the MiraCosta College Foundation. Thank you, MiraCosta, for every single thing you've done for me.

Nickteam

Client Served

Rating: 5

With the help of the Mira Costa College Foundation, I've received scholarships to help cover my college expenses. This is a HUGE help to me and to my family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm super thankful for the generous scholarship I received to help with my college expenses. As a busy mom with five teenagers, this has relieved extra burden to help with the finances this school year. Thank you, Mira Costa!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the MiraCosta College Foundation. The work it does for MiraCosta students and the campus relfects in its students success and graduation rates. I am very lucky to be a part of the fundraising events the Foundation puts on, and to see the many scholarships the Foundation awards to very deserving students!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member, I think the work that the MiraCosta Foundation is truly amazing! I have seen so many different students, and a diversity of students, have life-changing moments that is in-part attributable to the scholarships and the other good work the foundation does. These students go on to be amazingly successful. It is a priviledge to be a part of a foundation that makes a noticeable and measurable difference in people's lives and their future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was really honor when I received a scholarship, it help me a lot and it boost my confidence.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The scholarship that I received for this academic year helped me not hurt my commitment to my family members and eased my financial obligations. I started my education later in my life compared to other students, and I am grateful that I have chosen MiraCosta College and found the Foundation, which have been guiding and helping me to reach my goal.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer here and am thrilled at the progress and impact that the foundation is having on scholarships available at the college!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered after being introduced to MiraCosta adminstration in 1998. I benefited from 2 1/2 years at a community college so I know how valuable a role the community college system plays. This is true for those going on to a 4 year college, as well as those re-training for a new career. I have seen the foundation play a role in developing relationships with various local employers to create training programs such as the partnership with Genentech. This provides outstanding value to the students and the community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being a part of the MiraCosta College Foundation's mission has been a wonderful experience. As a dedicated board member, I see first-hand the work being done to benefit the lives of students from a variety of economic, social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The scholarship programs supported by the Foundation are life-changing. As a member of the Scholarship Committee this year, I had the opportunity to review many applications from students who have overcome incredible odds to pursue an education. Scholarships help in so many ways - to purchase books, buy gas for the car, give up that third job to be able to spend more time with the family or devote more time to studies. I highly recommend supporting MiraCosta College Foundation to anyone looking to make a difference in someone's life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had no words, to discribe how greatful I was and am still, when I got the award letter.
I will never forget the phone call I got from Linda telling me that my award changed from $1,000 to $2,500 dolares..I cried.
A big thank you to all the people involvend in the scholarship department
Love
Sonia

Board Member

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta foundation board is a joy to work with. The Director Linda Fogerson and her entire staff are engaged, and proactive in a way that makes board participation both fun and rewarding. The college is truly the cornerstone of the California College experience and making it possible for all students to participate in higher education is a great way of giving back to the community.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been on the MiraCosta College Foundation for two years and I am exceedingly happy with the direction the programs and operations management have laid out for the organization. As a volunteer I feel that the mission is clear, to help those who want a college education but need financial assistance to do so. The management of the foundation provides the framework to make it possible for a diverse group of volunteers and limited staff to meet this important community need. In addition the foundation has done a nice job of providing the information we need, in the form and format that allows us to communicate with the stakeholders of the college in a meaningful way. Clarity of purpose, and focused intent are hallmarks of this organization and I highly recommend participation in whatever capacity you are able.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am confident in the work the foundation puts forward in reaching fundraising goals and boosting student success. The Foundation has secured partnerships with corporations that are essential in meeting campaign and fundraising goals. They continue to turn out great work, and I look forward to their accomplishments this new academic year.

We set stretch goals every year due to the impact that our scholarships have on the community. Mira Costa College has helped many young people who would not have the opportunity to attend a college with out a hnad up.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have known the executive director for 7 years and would describe her as a strong leader. Since the beginning of her tenure in 2005, she has guided the establishment and growth of a development program within the college and the creation of a fiscally sound foundation. The foundation is fortunate to have her at the helm and I look forward to continuing to work with her.