THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTS MENDOCINO COLLEGE IN EDUCATING LEADERS, FOSTERING INTELLECTUAL GROWTH AND ENRICHING LIVES BY CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TO INVEST IN A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES
The Foundation serves the students and communities of the Mendocino-Lake Community College District.
nonprofit corporation, fundraising, scholarships, philanthropy, education,
1000 Hensley Creek Rd
Ukiah, CA 95482 USA
Community/Junior College (B41)
Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)
Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
Adopt A Fifth-Grader Awards Program
The Adopt A Fifth-Grader (AAFG) program helps to motivate young students to complete high school and go to college. Supporters donate $700 to adopt a fifth-grade student. Recipients receive a $25 check at their school's awards ceremony. When they graduate from high school they receive $500. If they then go on to attend Mendocino College they receive another $500.
The program began in 2007 with one fifth-grader/school adopted. In 2013, all District schools had one fifth-grader in each fifth-grade class adopted—40 students.
Donor participation has steadily increased annually since the program's inception.
In 2014, our 2007 AAFG recipient will graduate from high school and will attend Mendocino College in fall 2014. In addition, we have created an AAFG Alumni program that currently boasts 128 members.
Partnerships in Education
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Mendocino College Scholarship Program
Annually providing scholarships to students attending Mendocino College or transferring from Mendocino College to a 4-year institution,.
Yvonne Sligh Book Award program
Provide $150 book vouchers to students enrolled in 6 or more units at Mendocino College who are not receiving Financial Aid or a scholarship.
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Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?