Fundraising Priorities

FUNDING PLAN – SUMMARY

MAY 2020

The President’s Task Force began meeting in February 2020. Its role has been to review and rank a list of needs identified by the students, faculty and staff of the college and help determine which needs are most likely to attract support from the community over the next several years. From February to March, 2020, the Task Force met three times. The results are in the attached rankings and Funding Plan.

The campus representatives on the President’s Task Force used the rankings to organize the needs into a “Yes” list and a list of “Items in the Queue for Special Interests.” Since all of the proposed project were deemed worthy of pursuit this cycle, there is no “Out” list this time.

From the categorized rankings, the campus representatives then created the attached Funding Plan for review by the President’s Task Force. The Yes list was combined into the Funding Plan and incorporated under each Goal as a “Fund” with “Key Strategic Initiatives.”

The six goals of the proposed Funding Plan are:

I. FUND FOR INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS & ACCELERATED COMPLETION

Accelerate student completion and prepare students for transfer and/or employment through on-the-job training and skills-building.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Nursing and Allied Health Expansion & New Center $ 4,000,000
Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Program in 3 Years (CSin3) $ 2,600,000
Teacher Pathway Program $ 2,500,000
Agriculture Business and Technology Institute (ABTI) Student Internships, Leadership & Outreach $ 1,700,000
Total: $ 10,800,000

 

II. FUND FOR STUDENT SUCCESS:

Develop and expand educated citizenry in the Salinas Valley.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Salinas Valley Promise $ 2,700,000
Scholarships (Campus Areas, Merit and Financial Need) $ 1,300,000
Student Basic Needs: Housing and Food Security $ 1,950,000
Women’s Education Leadership Institute and Men’s Institute of Leadership and Education Scholarships $ 1,100,000
Total: $ 7,050,000

III. FUND FOR SALINAS VALLEY STEM PROGRAMS:

Provide learning opportunities to develop analytical and problem-solving skills that prepare students for current and future careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Aerospace Academy $ 775,000
Coding for Salinas Valley Youth Project Science & Math Institute $ 250,000
Total: $ 1,325,000

IV. FUND FOR INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS:

Provide advanced training for lifelong success; build healthy hearts, minds, character and bodies through athletic competition and academics.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
New Track & Football Field $ 1,300,000
Transportation & Outreach $ 560,000
Sports Complex Lighting $ 300,000
Renovated Pool House $ 250,000
Panther Lab Expansion $ 200,000
Athletic Scholarships $ 100,000
Total: $ 2,710,000

 

V. FUND FOR THE ARTS:

Teach and develop creative skills for the modern workforce and a thriving community.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Arts Endowment $ 2,000,000
K-Career Partnerships $ 250,000
Capital Improvements $ 250,000
Workforce Development $ 100,000
Total: $ 2,600,000

VI. FUND FOR EXPANSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION & DIGITAL EQUITY:

Advance the educational growth and development of vulnerable student populations through the expansion of the centers and by addressing the digital divide.

Key Strategic Initiatives Fundraising Goal
Seed Funding for Opening of New Centers & King City Expansion $ 4,100,000
Online Education and Digital Equity $ 1,000,000
Information Technology Center $ 900,000
Total: $ 6,000,000

TOTAL: $30,485,000

The items placed in the Queue are areas that have, for the most part, received lower rankings. It is proposed that they be kept as part of a comprehensive list of needs in case there is donor interest in one of those specific areas.