Community College = Pathway to Opportunity and Success

For Andrea Bailey, supporting Hartnell College in an intentional way is a decision that was easy for her to make.  “I have a passion for community college and academic success,” she said.

It is that passion that allows her to help in a big way.  In her current role as Public Affairs Representative, Corporate Affairs at Chevron, she has been able to support Hartnell College and its students since her transfer to the area in 2018. But Chevron has been a strong supporter for many years.

Chevron became a donor in 2007 and since then has provided over $900,000 to the Hartnell College Foundation. With 2021 funding, it will put Chevron over the $1,000,000 mark.

“My mom has been the biggest influencer when it comes to community service,” she said.  “She was always active in politics, served on many commissions and boards and was a very vocal activist, always giving back to the community. She would often bring me with her to events, meetings, etc. so at a very young age community service and philanthropy was instilled in me.”

Bailey currently resides in Marina. She was raised in Dublin, CA by parents who still reside in the same house their family grew up in and with 4 siblings. After high school, she got married and had three children: Nicole, Erika, and Najee. After some time, she started night school at Ohlone College in Fremont and that, she said, was a turning point in her life.

“It took me seven years to get my AA, which was a huge accomplishment because during that time, I divorced and became a single mother with three children,” she said.  “Once I received my AA degree, I realized I had to set an example for my children and decided to keep going.”

She transferred to Cal State Hayward (East Bay now) and earned her BA in Business Administration. Her children inspired her to continue with her education, she said. UC Berkeley admitted her into the MBA in Management & Organizational Leadership program and later she completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

“I had always been very community and people-oriented as my mother was in politics and very civic/community oriented,” she said. “I was volunteering with the American Red Cross as a Human Relations Liaison, traveling all over the world to areas that were impacted by disasters and counseling families through their grief and challenges.”

She took a job with the American Red Cross and worked her way up to CEO within four years.

In 2009, she joined Chevron’s corporate affairs team with over 15 years of nonprofit experience and an extensive background in fundraising, capital campaigns, board and donor development, grant management, as well as organizational and strategic planning.

Bailey is working in Monterey County as part of the Corporate Affairs team. In this role, Andrea is responsible for developing and implementing their social investment strategy, developing their community and stakeholder engagement strategies, government affairs and managing community relationships. She also works closely with local nonprofits, helping them serve their causes and communities while creating and building relationships that link resources with organizational needs through sustainable models that build capacity and maximize effectiveness.

“Hartnell feels like family to me,” she said. “I care about what they do and I think they are amazing.”

Bailey is an active participant in this partnership with Hartnell College. She serves as co-chair for the President’s STEM Task Force, on the Foundation’s Board, has been a speaker for Women’s Education & Leadership Institute (WELI), and more.

“I could not be prouder of the partnership with Hartnell,” she said. “I am so impressed with the funding they get and how they take care of the student as a whole; they are doing it right.”

In her spare time, she loves to travel, attend concerts and skiing. She also loves cycling, reading, sewing, and collecting art from around the world.

She values family and family time, especially now that she has a granddaughter to love and spoil.

In the future, she plans to build a retirement home outside of the United States. She wants to stay busy, give back to her community and spend time volunteering with The National Kidney Foundation and UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing). This organization has become near and dear to her heart. Just last month, on January 19, her son donated his kidney to her and she had a kidney transplant at UCSF and is now at home recovering.

“My son is my HERO and a truly wonderful human being,” she said. “It is not lost on me that I gave life to him and 33 years later he has given me the gift of life by donating his kidney to me. The sacrifice he has made is tremendous and I will be forever grateful to him.”

Andrea plans on continuing to help others and make positive changes in people’s lives.

“I want to leave a legacy of community service,” she said. “I want to be remembered as someone who contributed in the funding and creation of transformative programs and impact for students of color.”

Community College = Pathway to Opportunity and Success

For Andrea Bailey, supporting Hartnell College in an intentional way is a decision that was easy for her to make.  “I have a passion for community college and academic success,” she said.

 

It is that passion that allows her to help in a big way.  In her current role as Public Affairs Representative, Corporate Affairs at Chevron, she has been able to support Hartnell College and its students since her transfer to the area in 2018. But Chevron has been a strong supporter for many years.

Chevron became a donor in 2007 and since then has provided over $900,000 to the Hartnell College Foundation. With 2021 funding, it will put Chevron over the $1,000,000 mark.

“My mom has been the biggest influencer when it comes to community service,” she said.  “She was always active in politics, served on many commissions and boards and was a very vocal activist, always giving back to the community. She would often bring me with her to events, meetings, etc. so at a very young age community service and philanthropy was instilled in me.”

Bailey currently resides in Marina. She was raised in Dublin, CA by parents who still reside in the same house their family grew up in and with 4 siblings. After high school, she got married and had three children: Nicole, Erika, and Najee. After some time, she started night school at Ohlone College in Fremont and that, she said, was a turning point in her life.

“It took me seven years to get my AA, which was a huge accomplishment because during that time, I divorced and became a single mother with three children,” she said.  “Once I received my AA degree, I realized I had to set an example for my children and decided to keep going.”

She transferred to Cal State Hayward (East Bay now) and earned her BA in Business Administration. Her children inspired her to continue with her education, she said. UC Berkeley admitted her into the MBA in Management & Organizational Leadership program and later she completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

“I had always been very community and people-oriented as my mother was in politics and very civic/community oriented,” she said. “I was volunteering with the American Red Cross as a Human Relations Liaison, traveling all over the world to areas that were impacted by disasters and counseling families through their grief and challenges.”

She took a job with the American Red Cross and worked her way up to CEO within four years.

In 2009, she joined Chevron’s corporate affairs team with over 15 years of nonprofit experience and an extensive background in fundraising, capital campaigns, board and donor development, grant management, as well as organizational and strategic planning.

Bailey is working in Monterey County as part of the Corporate Affairs team. In this role, Andrea is responsible for developing and implementing their social investment strategy, developing their community and stakeholder engagement strategies, government affairs and managing community relationships. She also works closely with local nonprofits, helping them serve their causes and communities while creating and building relationships that link resources with organizational needs through sustainable models that build capacity and maximize effectiveness.

“Hartnell feels like family to me,” she said. “I care about what they do and I think they are amazing.”

Bailey is an active participant in this partnership with Hartnell College. She serves as co-chair for the President’s STEM Task Force, on the Foundation’s Board, has been a speaker for Women’s Education & Leadership Institute (WELI), and more.

“I could not be prouder of the partnership with Hartnell,” she said. “I am so impressed with the funding they get and how they take care of the student as a whole; they are doing it right.”

In her spare time, she loves to travel, attend concerts and skiing. She also loves cycling, reading, sewing, and collecting art from around the world.

She values family and family time, especially now that she has a granddaughter to love and spoil.

In the future, she plans to build a retirement home outside of the United States. She wants to stay busy, give back to her community and spend time volunteering with The National Kidney Foundation and UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing). This organization has become near and dear to her heart. Just last month, on January 19, her son donated his kidney to her and she had a kidney transplant at UCSF and is now at home recovering.

“My son is my HERO and a truly wonderful human being,” she said. “It is not lost on me that I gave life to him and 33 years later he has given me the gift of life by donating his kidney to me. The sacrifice he has made is tremendous and I will be forever grateful to him.”

Andrea plans on continuing to help others and make positive changes in people’s lives.

“I want to leave a legacy of community service,” she said. “I want to be remembered as someone who contributed in the funding and creation of transformative programs and impact for students of color.”