Foundation History – eFocus Newsletters and Annual Reports

The Hartnell College Foundation was incorporated in December 1979 with a focus on providing scholarships. In recent years, the Foundation has grown to include a comprehensive fundraising campaign for scholarships, equipment, program support, and endowments.

Between 2006 and 2012, the Foundation completed the college’s first comprehensive capital campaign in its 85-year history raising $12 million. The Board and committees were expanded to involve over 250 community leaders. As part of the campaign, areas of need were identified for support including agriculture, the library, construction, athletics, arts and sciences, allied health, health sciences, and scholarships.

At the end of 2012, the Foundation launched a President’s Task Force tasked to identify key initiatives appropriate for private support and to create a new 5-year funding plan. The plan includes initiatives for major facilities and new programs; scholarships and internships; expansion of science, technology, engineering and math programs; completion of the athletics master plan; high-quality arts programs; and additional capacity building for southern Monterey County.



Winter 2017

Measure T’s Victory
STEM Center Opening and Legacy Reception
The Foundation hosts a Holiday and Measure T Reception
Gala for the Arts
Center for Performing Arts
CSin3 A Game Changer
Forbes in Salinas
Athletics Hall of Fame 2016
Featured student: Rafael Mendoza
Ag Business and Technology Institute
Women’s Education and Leadership Institute
Committed to developing the talent of our students
The Salinas Valley Health Professions Pathway
Employee Giving
The James Irvine Foundation


Summer 2016

Forbes Impact Award Presented to Hartnell College and Dr. Lewallen
Donors Visit Hartnell’s New STEM Center
The National Science Foundation Invests in Advanced Technology
Gary Tanimura Inspires the Class of 2016 as Distinguished Alumnus and Commencement Speaker
Alexandro Gomez Surprised with Big Scholarship – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Party in the Library Turns 10
Ashton Clarke Joins the Foundation – Athletics and Arts Support
11th Western Food Safety Summit
Third Annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit
Hartnell College Voted Best Ag Educator – Again!


Spring 2016

New Foundation Board Members
New Alumni Website
10th Annual Gala was a Blast!
WELI Forum propels women
The Brisson Family sets up endowment to honor son Alexis David Brisson
Agricultural Business and Technology Institute Report
Employees’ gift to students is record breaking
Athletics Hall of Fame
The Killians – Heart and Soul through Music – Jack Killian Scholars
$1.5 Million to Prepare Local Students in Healthcare Industry SVHPPP
Claire Giannini Fund – Supporting early childhood education
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Party in the Library – Strut Your Feathers
STEM Task Force
Featured Alumna: Esther Rubio
Scholarships: Peggy and Jack Baskin, Pister, Jack Kent Cooke,
PG&E Bright Minds
Salinas Valley Health Pathways
Ag Institute Open House at Alisal Campus
WELI Graduates 5th Class
Wester food Safety Summit
Family Science, Health and Literacy Day
TRIO New 5-year Grant
Women’s Education and Leadership Institute Forum
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June 2014

Party in the Library Celebrating Our Roots
Monterey Peninsula Foundation – Youth Fund, Chevron
Claire Giannini Fund, Natividad Hospital
Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation, Tanimura Family Foundation
CSIT-in-3 and Matsui Foundation Support
Nancy Eccles & Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation
Hartnell Employees Have a Heart
Harden Foundation Grant Supports Ag Program
Western Food Safety Summit
Hartnell, a “family affair” Mike and Anne Briley
Ribbon Cutting for Technical Training Building
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Fall 2012

Tanimura Family Foundation Gives $350,000
Pathways to Nursing and Allied Health Careers
Party in the Library – Dare to Dream
Rancho Cielo and Hartnell College Builds Youth
NASA Science, Engineering, Math and Aerospace Academy
6th Annual Western Stage Gala Benefit and Silent Auction
Hartnell Alum and Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black
National Science Foundation $900,000 Renewable Energy Grant
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$225k for Ag, Athletics and Arts Sally Hughes Church Foundation
Hartnell College Intern Program with Graniterock
Center for Sustainable Design and Constructions
Summer Athletic Camps, Science & Math Symposium, Academy
Women’s Education and Leadership Initiative WELI
Health Science Summer Bridge
Alisal Health Professions Workforce Pathway Partnership AHPWPP
The California Endowment