Educational Institutions

Taft College Foundation

  • TAFT , CA
  • www.taftcollege.edu/foundation/index.php

Mission Statement

The Taft College Foundation is dedicated to supporting student success through fund raising and development of community relationships. The goal of the Taft College Foundation is to be the bridge to petroleum and natural gas industry to align academic and institutional goals with workforce needs. Realizing we have jobs in both Energy and Agriculture our mission is to train and prepare students to enter these areas to support the economy of Kern County.

Main Programs

  1. STEM
  2. Energy Technology and Engineering
  3. Transition to Independent Living
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Sheri Horn-Bunk

Keywords

Self-reported

West Kern Petroleum Summit, education, youth, TIL program, Athletics, Taft, STEM, Engineering

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EIN

43-2023035

 Number

3273333104

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

le Organization Support (Pin)

Raising & Fund Distribution (Pun)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Overview

Self-reported by organization

West Kern Petroleum Summit-Campus event with over 300 attendees and day of industy academic and policy education and discussion toward aligning to build the future workforce.5th Annual TIL Casino Night-held annually at the Jam Center event is to raise funds for the Transistion to Independent Living program to teach independence to young adluts with autism and intellectual disabilities. 4th Annual Rib-Eye Cookout-Community event for alumni and friends to celebrate the annual success of students. Triple Play Dinner & Auction-event to support softball and baseball programsat Taft College. Chevron Social Responsbility Grant-a grant earned to place 6students working in local non profits-3 traditional and 3 Transistion to Independent students.

Programs

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Program 1

STEM

K-12 and to career after school and bridge camp outreach.

Category

Science & Technology, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Budget

100,000

Program 2

Energy Technology and Engineering

The Energy Technology program is designed to provide training and education in technical and professional skills to enable individuals to be job ready and professionally prepared.

Category

Science & Technology, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Budget

100,000

Program 3

Transition to Independent Living

The Transition to Independent Living Program endeavors to provide an environment with:Enriching collegiate experiencesInteractive and inclusive environmentsLearning outcomes transferable to lifelong productivityCareer education resulting in gainful employmentSelf-determination and knowledge of individual strengthsEmpowerment through education

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Budget

1M

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Funding Needs

STEM-K-14 career building outreach. Taft College conducts after school career preparation programs to get west sideyoung people moving toward career and college-$50,000. Art in Taft College-Taft College has a small but exquisite art gallery. Funding is needed to bring Art Showings to Taft. Will serve the college and community-$5000. Taft College child care center-Taft College supports the community of Taft with their child care center. Many parents can not afford child care, while at work. Much of the center is funded through the college and mini grants. The center serves over 250 children a day.-$20,000. Foundation Student Support-The Taft College Foundation is in need of event coordination. The Foundation supports all events on campus and receives no operational money to support this activity. The Foundation would like to hire a student to learn the business as well as help with the efforts-$25,000. Faculty professional development-with budget cuts the faculty struggles with money for professional development. Taft College as well as other insititutions of higher education need top notch professors. -$10,000 The TIL Program has operated as an integral component of the educational offerings at Taft College since 1996. We serve students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities with a unique educational environment in a collegiate residential living experience with interactive and inclusive college activities. The Program's major focus is to provide educational experiences for the development of skills to enable lifelong productivity for our students including vocational training for the attainment of gainful employment. Our goal is to provide the necessary elements to empower students to live as independent adults in the community of their choice. Classroom and special equipment needs are ongoing. $25,000.

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

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Taft College Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Sheri Horn-Bunk

BIO

Executive Director, Sheri Horn-Bunk came to Taft College in September of 2009 to start the first ever Foundation for Taft College. Horn-Bunk came to Taft College from CSU Bakersfield, there she served as the Director of Major Gifts. Prior fundraising experience consists of the Bakersfield Symphony and the Bakersfield Veterans Memorial. Included in Horn-Bunk's background is 10 years of Radio and Television Advertising and Executive Management experience and 10 years of Executive Search Consulting in the Aerospace and Entertainment businesses where she was part of a leadership team who took their small company public. The company was then sold. Horn-Bunk is married and lives in the Old Stockdale neighborhood and has been there for 26 years.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Economic obstacles including unemployment can be addressed in part through education and training. Taft College is committed to student learning in transfer and career and technical education programs supported by pre-collegiate basic skills and a wide range of student services. All programs and services are focused on the educational needs of a community of learners. The Taft College Foundation is instrumental is supporting the k-Career outreach throughout the West Side elementary, Jr. high and High Schools with the goal of building a pipeline of engaged and interested students. The final goal is to create a successful community who is gainfully employed, earns a degree or certificate in an academic setting, and also gives back to the community in which they reside."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bob Hampton

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