Fundraising Priorities

At the end of 2012, the Foundation launched a President’s Task Force. This group was comprised of 43 members representing the community and campus leadership.  They oversaw a college-wide needs assessment that identified key initiatives appropriate for private support and the creation of a new 5-year funding plan. The result of the Task Force’s work is a strategic plan for the Hartnell College Foundation that will address important higher education needs throughout the Salinas Valley. The top initiatives that have been identified are indicated in this funding plan.

Advisory committees comprised of college and community leaders have adopted these initiative and are doing the hard work of  developing the programs and raising some of the necessary funds for the programs. Please contact the Foundation Office at (831)755-6810 if you are interested in participating on one of these committees and helping us reach our goals.

The plan’s main components are:

I. FUND FOR MAJOR FACILITIES AND INNOVATIVE PROGRAMMING:

State of the art facilities and programs that prepare graduates with competitive job skills and career technical education.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Agricultural Business & Technology Endowment $5,000,000
Agricultural Business & Technology Program Support
(Pest Control Advisor, Food Safety, Ag Production & Business)
$1,500,000
Instructional Equipment for New Science Building $900,000
Nursing & Allied Health- Inter-Professional Education Center $350,000
Sustainable Regional Infrastructure Program $399,500
Computer Science/ Information Technology 3 Year bachelors degree Program (CSIT-in-3),
collaborative with CSUMB
$1,000,000
Center for university collaborations at Hartnell College $625,000
Total: $9,774,500

Advisory committees comprised of college and community leaders have adopted these initiative and are doing the hard work of  developing the programs and raising some of the necessary funds for the programs. Please contact the Foundation Office at (831)755-6810 if you are interested in participating on one of these committees and helping us reach our goals.

II. FUND FOR STUDENT SUCCESS:

Scholarship opportunities and school to college pathway programs.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Merit Scholarships for students of low income and high achievement $200,000
First Generation Legacy Scholarships Endowment for student who are the first in their family to attend college $200,000
Women’s Education Leadership Initiative Scholarships $250,000
School to College Bridge programs for K-16 success $250,000
Total: $900,000

Nothing is more important to the mission of Hartnell College than to provide meaningful access to education for all people in the district who may benefit from it. Many people in our district cannot access the education we offer without substantial financial assistance  in the form of scholarships and other support services.

Private funding is necessary to establish annual funds and endowments that would provide important financial assistance to students of the Salinas Valley, currently and in perpetuity. These funds include a merit scholarship for high-achieving low- to middle-income students each year; a scholarship for students who are the first in their family to attend college; and the Women’s Education Leadership Initiative (WELI) scholarships.  For information on creating a scholarship, visit Student Scholarships.

School to college bridge programs include career pipelines coordinated with the K-12 system and summer bridge and academy programs that boost student’s preparation and success in college.

III. FUND FOR SALINAS VALLEY STEM HARVEST:

Learning opportunities to develop analytical and problem-solving skills that prepare students for current and future careers in Science, Technology and Engineering and Math related fields.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Science & Math Institute $250,000
NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics & Aerospace k-12 Academy $475,000
Planetarium fund for star shows, new technology & student access $60,000
STEM Research Internships $250,000
Total: $1,035,000

Hartnell is fast becoming a leader in the sciences, attracting some of the area’s top science students who go on to earn prestigious internships, scholarships, and awards at UC Santa Cruz and its Center for Advanced Optics, the Naval Postgraduate School, NASA, and the Society of Physics Students, to name a few.

IV. FUND FOR EXCELLENCE IN ATHLETICS:

Advanced training for lifelong success; building healthy students through athletic competition and academics.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Track & field program equipment $50,000
Sports Complex lighting $300,000
New Synthetic Turf Football Field $950,000
Total: $1,300,000

Hartnell students, both those who come to community college to embark on a college career of intercollegiate athletic competition and those who know that a healthy body complements a healthy mind, rely on Hartnell’s excellent fitness resources, many of which need updates or expansion.

V. FUND FOR THE ARTS:

High quality artistic venues that foster and support creative thinking.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Theater Lobby renovation, featuring a new theater quad, main stage, equipment, and technologies $555,000
Music Program Upgrades $300,000
Art Gallery Improvements $45,000
Total: $900,000

Hartnell College is fortunate to have the kind of faculty and programmatic resources available for its performing and visual arts students that most community colleges can only dream about: a resident theater program of the highest caliber, a spacious art gallery, and inspiring faculty throughout the department. But many of the physical resources are showing their age. Moreover, technology upgrades must be made to properly serve our students, as these disciplines increasingly rely on technology, not only for the delivery of services but also as a core aspect of the profession of “artist.”

Hartnell already is regarded as the cultural center for theater in the Valley. It also should be regarded as the cultural center for musical performance by instituting a music concert series.

VI. FUND FOR SOUTH COUNTY:

Outreach and program expansion for South County educational growth and development.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Upgrade and expansion of the South County-King City Education Center $250,000
Total: $250,000

Since the King City Education Center opened, our climbing enrollments in South County show us that the need for general education classes and classes that qualify our students for transfer is also growing.

TOTAL: $14,159,500