Major Funding Partners

Visionary | $1, 000, 000+ 


Claire Giannini Fund

Jack R. Killian Living Trust

Monterey Peninsula Foundation

The California Endowment

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Harden Foundation

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

The James Irvine Foundation

Estate of Terezina Alice Hackney

Andy and Yasuko Matsui

Taylor Farms


Benefactors | $500, 000+

Chevron USA, Inc.
First 5 Monterey County
Natividad Medical Center
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Community Foundation for Monterey County
Hartnell Community College District
Sally Hughes Church Foundation
Dr. James Fassett Trust
Tanimura Family Foundation
Estate of Dorothy and Elmer Eade
Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Champions | $250, 000+

David and Susan Gill
Monterey County Office of Education
U.S. Department of Education
Follett Higher Education Group
Joanne Taylor

Leaders | $100, 000+

Alisal Union School District
Bill and Barbara Elliott
Konica Minolta
Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
Andrew and Phyllis D’Arrigo Charitable Foundation
Estate of Burrel Leonard
Marcos and Vivian Duran Family Trust
Rava Ranches, Inc.
Associated Students of Hartnell College (ASHC)
Estate of June Handley
Margaret  D’Arrigo-Martin and Steve Martin
John and Annette Romans
Barnet Segal Charitable Trust
Estate of Ruth R. Kaiser
Monterey County Administrative Center
Sam Linder Auto Group
California Governor’s Scholarship Program
Foundation for California Community Colleges
Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation
Service League-Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
Carmel Capital Management, LLC
Fresh Express/Chiquita Brands
Ocean Mist Farms
Union Bank of California
Coastal Tractor
Granite Construction, Inc.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Wells Fargo Bank
D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
Pacific International Marketing, Inc.
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
Huntington Farms
Pebble Beach Company Foundation

Scholars | $50, 000+

American Cooling, Inc.
Friends and Family of Sze Soo
Monterey Bay Air Resources District
Dr. Pablo and Patricia Romero
American Farms, LLC
Growers Express
Arnold and Nancy Myers
Salinas City Elementary School District
Central Coast Federal Credit Union
Dr. Phoebe K. Helm
Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss
Salinas Land Co.
Holaday Seed Company
Mike and Mary Orradre
Scheid Family Wines
Bud and Rebecca Colligan
Independent Order of Odd Fellows/Gabilan-Gonzales
Osher Scholars-Foundation for California Community Colleges
SSB Construction, Inc.
Comerica Bank
John T. Hackney
Pacific Ag Rentals, LLC
Stuart Dufour Trust
Confidence Lodge #203 Free and Accepted Masons
Joanne Kanow and Joe Petersack
Pinnacle Bank
Gary and Mayumi Tanimura
Dataflow Business Systems, Inc.
Kerry Lee Remarkable Jewelry
Premium Packing
Tanimura & Antle, Inc.
Dilbeck & Sons, Inc.
Mann Packing Co., Inc.
Terri Pyer and Dave Edson
The Nunes Company, Inc.
Employees of Hartnell College
Dottie Massey
TMD Creative
Foundation of CSU Monterey Bay
Mission Ranches Company
Rio Farms, LLC

Partners | $25, 000+


1st Capital Bank
Candi DePauw
Prof. Michael Isaacson
Salinas High School
Antle Family Fund
Patricia Donohue
John Steinbeck Foundation
Lance Fors and Shari Selover
Sue Antle
Dowd Family Trust
King City High School
Smith Barney
Paul and Jeannie Aschenbrenner
Educational Resources of Monterey County
King City Young Farmers
Snow Seed Company
Big Valley Labor, LLC
El Charrito Corporation
Albena and Ron Leon
Sons of Italy ‒ Salinas Lodge
Cabrillo College
Estate of Kenneth H. Whalen
Sam and Coralee Linder
South Valley Auto Plaza
California Orchard Co.
Jim and Karen Fanoe
Long Family Foundation
Sturdy Oil Company
California Rodeo Association
Allen and Linda Gin
Lois McFarlane
James and Marjorie Sturgeon
California Water Service Co.
Hartnell College Fine Arts Club
Monterey County Sheriffs Posse
The Don Chapin Company, Inc.
Dennis and Janice Caprara
Hayashi & Wayland
Alfred and Jacquelyn Muñoz
The Haynes Charitable Foundation
Central Coast Builders Association
Hayward Lumber
Mike Thomas and Patty Powell
The Salinas Californian
Christopher Ranch
Nate and Cindy Holaday
Jerry and Natalie Rava
Third Sector Capital Partners
City of Gonzales
Howard and Pat Hudson
Reiter Affiliated Companies
Wayne and Julie Tucker
City of Soledad
I & T Produce
S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County
Crown Packing Company, Inc.
Impact Asset
Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce

Mentors | $10, 000+

Able Freight Services
Destiny Packaging Inc.
Itri Corporation
RDO Equipment Company
Doris Adams
Sharon Dilbeck
J.T. Healthcare Uniforms
Francis and Lillian Rianda
Larry and Elizabeth Adams
Jovita Dominguez
John and Annette Romans Family Fund
Rita and Luis Echenique Charitable Foundation
AGC of California, Inc.
Mary Dominguez
John and Lois McFarlane Scholarship
Hermelinda Rocha-Tabera
AGCO Quinn
Nora Dowd
Drs. Ted Kaczmar and Debra Kaczmar
Dora Sanchez-Mosqueda and Hector Mosqueda
Alvarez Technology Group
Margaret Duflock
Kasavan Architects
Santa Lucia Medical Foundation
American Institute of Physics
Dr. Theodore D. Englehorn Jr.
Joan Lam
Jean Schmidt
Andrew and Cathleen Watt
Lavorato & Darling, Inc.
Jim Schwefel
Anne Secker and Mark Alderson
Estate of William H. Hargis, Jr.
Dr. Willard and Michele Lewallen
Lucille and Ramon Serrano
Arroyo Labor
Fabrikant Fine Diamonds, Inc.
Emmett Linder
Smith-Monterey, LLC
Arts Council of Monterey County
Felice Consulting Services
Butch and Vivien Lindley
Claudia Smith
Dr. William Fellner
Bruce and Elizabeth Lindsey
Gary Smith
Nick and Stacy Azcona
Ford Motor Company ‒ San Francisco Region Ctr.
James and Shelley Lipe
Soilserv/John Pryor
Edmond Benech
Forest Hill Auto Service
Dr. Kelly and Robert Locke
Soledad Auto Sales
Nancy Schur Beymer
James and Jeri Gattis
Vince and Tina Lopez
Soledad Development
Susan Black and Aris Angelopoulos
Genesis Freight Lines
Kathy Matsui
Evelyn Starr
Shannon Bliss
George Brazelton Family Trust
Matsui Nursery, Inc.
Steinbeck Innovation Foundation
Don Bovee
Kurt and Janet Gollnick
Cicely C. McCreight
Dr. Irving R. Stuart
Elsa and Jerry Brisson
Henry Gong
Fran McFadden
Jeff and Paula Taylor
Paulette and Jerry Bumbalough
Joe and Lori Grainger
Jane McKay
John and Janet Buttgereit
Robert and Patricia Gray
Jeanne Mercurio
Thad Evans
CA Construction Education & Research Foundation
Beverly Grova
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
The Fay & Gloria Griffin Trust
California Arts Council
Javet Guaracha and Loyanne Flinn de Guaracha
Basil Mills
The Haley Charitable Foundation
California International Airshow Salinas
Fred Hackney
Monterey Salinas Transit
The Inmate Activity Group/Phoenix Alliance Scholarship
Carol and David Kimbrough
Hartnell College Society of Physics Students
NAACP-Salinas Branch
The McGraw-Hill Companies
Carpenters 46 No. CA Counties Scholarship Foundation
Penelope Lockridge Hartnell
News-Press & Gazette Company KION/Telemundo/TheCW
Townsend Management, Inc.
Church Brothers
HGHB Architecture, Planning, Urban Design
John Ottone and Barbara Ching-Ottone
United Way of Santa Cruz County
City of Salinas / Administrative Office
Health Professions Education Foundation
Pacific Valley Bank
Valley Fabrication
Claude Crabb Foundation
Frank Henderson and Jacqueline Thompson
Paraiso Vineyards/Smith Family Wines
Valley Guild-Steinbeck House
Clinica De Salud Del Valle De Salinas
Pat Horsley
Peninsula Business Interiors
Wayside Garage
Coast Hills Credit Union
Louis and Roberta Huntington
PGA Tour Charities, Inc.
George Werth
ConAgra Foods Foundation
Jean Hurd
David Phillips
Jacqueline Cruz
Jody Inman
Quinn Company
Donna Wills
Datatel, Inc.
Integrated Crop Management Consultants, Inc.
Bill and Marlene Ramsey
Dr. Ann Wright
Charles W. Des Roches
International Produce Group
R.C. Farms, LLC

Stewards | $5, 000+

AAUW/Monterey Peninsula Branch
Delta Kappa Gamma-Theta Omicron Chapter
JRG Attorneys at Law, LLP
Regional Health Occupations Resource Center
Academy for Educational Development
Dentistry for Animals
Calvin and Rebecca Kanow
Esther Rubio
Albert Fisher Holdings Inc.
Alfred Diaz-Infante
Kapor Center for Social Impact
Saguaro Sales, Inc.
Laura Alladeen
Eugene Dong
Mark Kelton
Salinas High Music Association
American AgCredit
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund
King City Rotary Club Foundation
Salinas Lodge #204 F. & A.M.
American Cancer Society
DUDA Farm Fresh Foods, Inc.
KIS Computer Center
Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers – Retirees Chapter
Mrs. Leon Amyx
Earthbound Farm
Salinas Valley Ford Lincoln
Gary and Judy Andreasian
Elmer Eade
Shelley G. Lee
Salinas Valley Medical Aesthetics Inc.
Tonya Antle
Dr. Esmond and Clara Chan
Sam Linder
Jim Sarno
Ascend Learning , LLC
Enza Zaden North America, Inc.
Dr. Brian Lofman
Valerie Schlothauer
Ausonio, Inc.
Lockwood Vineyard
Cathy Schlumbrecht
Axiom Engineers
First Hawaiian Bank
Stephanie Low
Scholarship America
Robin Baggett
Lynn Fehnel
Robert Maffei
Albert Schoepf
Belli Architectural Group
Michael and Andrea Fling
Diane Mahoney
Scholl & Company LLP
Bengard Ranch
Dirk and Maria Giannini
David Marshall
Seco Packing
Bill Rawson and Judy Sulsona
Giving Assets, Inc.
Teresa Matsui
Dr. Earl Seymour
Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Gold Star Buick GMC
Marian and Loyd Mayer
Esteban and Judy Soriano
Michael and Lucia Boggiatto
Oly and Lina Gomez
Margaret Corlett Mayfield
Steinbeck Country Produce
Boosters of Salinas Schools
Victor Dahir and Kimberly Burgess
Mark McCarter
Bruce and Linda Taylor
Emily Brandt
Drew and Myra Goodman
Mike and Diane Middaugh
The American Association of University Women
Thomas Brick
Graniterock Company
Richard B. Miller
The Clinton Family Foundation
William E. Brown, Esq.
Bruce and Ana Maria Greenberg
Mission Trails ROP
The J.M. Long Foundation
Buttgereit, Pettitt & Davis Agency
Greenfield High School
Moncrief and Hart
The N.R.A. Foundation
California Conservation Corps
Grinding and Dicing Services, Inc.
Monterey Bay Area Veterinary Medical Association
Dr. Neal and Margaret Thornberry
California Correctional Peace Officers Association
Janice Gryp
Monterey County Association of Realtors
Tides Foundation
California Strawberry Commission
Karen Hagman
Monterey County Benevolent Foundation
Col. Hector E. Topete
Calpine King City Power Plant
Hancock Timber Resource Group
Monterey County Scholarship Awards Program
Dr. Steven Triano
Harlem Globetrotters
Bronwyn Moreno
UBS Financial Services
Carl Christensen and Jo Ann Novoson
Kurt Hartmann
Sherry Morse
Unilever Bestfoods, N.A.
Carol Popp
William Head
Alice M. Moser
Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Valeau
CarrAmerica Development, Inc.
Heavy Connect
Mike and Kathy Moser
Tim Vaughan
Center for Cultural Inovation
Michele Hedges
MY Jeep Chrysler Dodge
Senorina Vazquez
Salvador and Maria Chavez
Arnold and Janet Hedlund
Natividad Medical Foundation
Veteran’s Foundation for Monterey County
Children’s Services International
Robert and Anne Herendeen
George and Mimi Niesen
Bart and Wendy Walker
Chilton & House
Hesselbein’s Jewelers
Northern California Laborers Scholarship Foundation
Wendy Walker
CHISPA Scholarship
Hinman Charitable Foundation
Joan Nucci
Susan Wallman
Christensen & Giannini
Brian Hinman
Nutrien Ag Soluctions
Walmart Foundation
Sanford and LaVerne Cook
Mike and Alice Hitchcock
Ocean View Veterinary Hospital
David Warner
Converted Organics, LLC
Matthew and Stacilee Hosford
Albert and Donna Oliveira
Washington Middle School ‒ Band Boosters
Pierre and Mary Cousineau
Jason Hough and Jason Blackford
William Owen and Esmeralda Montenegro Owen
Peter J. Weber
Josephine Crawford
Bob and Linda Hurkmans
Erica Padilla-Chavez and Alejandro Chavez
Janeen Whitmore
Cream of the Crop
Incotec, Inc., Royal Sluis
Guiseppe and Pauline Patania
Karla Wolf
D.H. Morgan Manufacturing, Inc.
International Door Association
Peaceful Planet Programs, Inc.
Brian Worthington
Dandy Cooling Company
ISA In Studio Architecture
Perocchi Family Trust
Alla Zeltser
Pamela and John Darling
Dr. Romero Jalomo and Rocio Mendoza
Produce Marketing Association, Inc.
Christopher Zepeda
Mary Alice Davis
Janet Roberts Fine Arts
Randall and Odette Pura
Mark DeHart
JC Penny Life Insurance Co.
Rancho Cielo Inc.