Educational Institutions

Orange Coast College Foundation

  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/about_occ/foundation/

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Orange Coast College Foundation is to support the college by encouraging gifts of time, treasure and talent from alumni, campus stakeholders, and community members. This mission includes current and future students as well as reaching out to the community for mutually beneficial programs.

Main Programs

  1. The Planetarium at Orange Coast College and the Sailing and Seamanship Center
Service Areas

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California

Orange County, CA and most especially the cities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Irvine and Tustin.

ruling year

1985

Principal Officer since 1986

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Douglas Bennett

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE FOUNDATION

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EIN

33-0071349

 Number

4409582627

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

University or Technological (B43)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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As California's system of public higher education battles through tough financial cycles and innovative changes, OCC students need your philanthropic support more than ever. For the Orange Coast College Foundation to continue to change the lives for our students, we continually need donations of time, talent, money and property. Our donors support for scholarships, the performing arts, athletics, the library and countless other programs and activities across the campus is needed now more than ever. The combined gifts of our generous donors who include community members, retired and current faculty and staff, local companies, family foundations and service clubs help us meet the ongoing and now increased needs of our students.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The Planetarium at Orange Coast College and the Sailing and Seamanship Center

The Orange Coast College Foundation's current programs include the endowment campaign for the State of the Art Planetarium set to break ground in the fall of 2015. The campaign has raised over $1.6 million to date. Students in Orange County school districts who experience the planetarium will be given the chance to experience core STEM concepts through exhibits that are engaging and fun. College courses will be offered to students by OCC faculty, and members of the community will have the opportunity to attend shows, lectures and exhibits throughout the year. The endowment will fund the programs, the interactive and innovative learning experiences that engage, inspire, and illuminate students of all ages that only this planetarium can provide. The Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship is another major focus of the Foundation. Operating the largest public sailing program in the United States the school offers a wide range of non-credit sailing classes and adventures. The program is funded entirely through class fees, revenue from the sale of donated boats, and other private gifts.

Category

Science & Technology, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Other Named Groups

Budget

$5,000,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Orange County, CA and most especially the cities of Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Irvine and Tustin.

Funding Needs

The Orange Coast College Foundation has a legacy of successful capital campaigns to fund facilities, buildings and scholarships for the students. Over the past 30 years projects have included recently the Harry and Grace Steele Children's Center, the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, the renovation of the Robert B. Moore Theater, and the Nautical Library and classrooms at the OCC School of Sailing & Seamanship. The need for updated and upgraded facilities remains and the Foundation continues with its commitment to fulfill these. Currently we have an endowment campaign underway with a $5 million goal to endow the new, state of the art Planetarium on campus for students of all ages (pre-school through 'well past school' ages) that will break ground in the Summer of 2016. The new planetarium will open in the Summer of 2018. The endowment will provide the resources to provide the programs running inside the theater as well as the interactive science exhibit hall. In addition, our general scholarships to support students attending OCC as well as supporting them as they transfer to their four year universities and colleges. This is an ongoing priority of the Foundation year in and year out which we strive to add $50,000 each year to the in existing ones.

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Orange Coast College Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Douglas Bennett

BIO

Doug Bennett has been the Executive Director of the Orange Coast College Foundation since 1986. He was promoted in 2012 to the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement. He is a graduate of California State University in Fullerton and received his master's in 2011 from Concordia University. Doug has provided leadership for the growth of the Orange Coast College Foundation into one of the largest California community college foundations

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Peggy Fort

California Marketing

Term: July 2014 - June 2016

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