Butte Community College Foundation

aka Butte College Foundation   |   Oroville, CA   |  https://www.butte.edu/foundation/

Mission

The mission of the Butte College Foundation is to help ensure the academic development and excellence of students through financial and other forms of support; to establish scholarship programs and services that benefit our students; to constantly evaluate our funding priorities to identify areas critical to our success; and to create fundraising initiatives that will support the programs and services of Butte College. Incorporated in 1992, the Butte College Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and relies on community donations to help our students succeed as it directly benefits the economic health of Butte and Glenn Counties. Butte College Foundation staff can provide prospective donors with assistance for planned gifts, charitable annuities, and/or scholarships in memory

Ruling year info

1996

Director of Institutional Advancement

Lisa DeLaby

Main address

3536 Butte Campus Dr

Oroville, CA 95965 USA

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EIN

94-3153995

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Community/Junior College (B41)

Vocational Technical (B30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The mission of the Butte College Foundation is to help ensure the academic development and excellence of students through financial and other forms of support; to establish scholarship programs and services that benefit our students; to constantly evaluate our funding priorities to identify areas critical to our success; and to create fundraising initiatives that will support the programs and services of Butte College. The areas we serve have been especially hard-hit with multiple disasters in the past few years: the Oroville Dam crisis in 2017, Camp Fire in 2018, and then COVID and the Bear Fire in 2020. So many people in our area have lost jobs and housing, and are in desperate need of training or re-training. Additionally, the counties we serve (Butte and Glenn) are low-income areas and more than 50 percent of our students are LMI.

Our programs

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

Butte College Promise Program

The Butte College Promise Scholarship Endowment needs your support to help first-time, full-time students - of any age - earn a certificate, degree, and/or transfer to a four-year university by offering scholarships for their tuition and fees for up to two semesters. The biggest need for Camp Fire survivors and local residents is workforce training.

Currently, the Promise Scholarship is only partially funded through state funding, and a generous donation from the Grossman Family of $1 million—however, more funding is needed to sustain the program to ensure Camp Fire survivors and those displaced in our communities can be trained or re-trained to help in the rebuild effort. The Butte College Foundation is seeking to raise $2.5 million to support the Promise Scholarship Endowment and have it sustainable for our students for years to come.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Butte College Foundation's goal to ensure that everyone in our service area has equitable access to higher education or career and technical training, particularly after our already low-income area suffered so much loss after the Camp Fire and other disasters.
The Butte College Foundation is seeking to raise $4 million to support the Promise Scholarship Endowment to make it sustainable for our students for years to come. The Butte College Foundation has raised $1.6 million to date, and is seeking to raise $2.5 million.
Butte College Foundation also actively raises funds for many other scholarships in addition to Promise.

In addition to our more than 250 scholarships, we established the Promise Scholarship Program which allows first-time, full-time students to attend Butte College for free for up to two years, provided they keep a 2.0 GPA or better.

We are focusing our efforts on making this program sustainable for years to come. Strategies are outlined above in our fundraising plan, but include the following:
Strengthen Organizational Structure and Resource Development with new and diverse board member recruitment; constantly improve our database; research and submit grant proposals and letters of interest; frequent donor communication and stewardship; increase outreach to ag communities in Butte and Glenn County and to tax preparers and CPAs for client bequests; engage the campus community to give through payroll deductions.

Continue Promise Scholarship Fundraising with a goal of an additional $2.5 million.



We received some state funding initially to begin the program, and were matched with a very large donation from the Grossman family of Sierra Nevada Brewery. Our goal in the next few years is to raise $2.5 million to allow the program to continue. We will do this by actively seeking grants, corporate sponsorships and private donations.

Our board members come from all walks of life, and we are actively seeking to increase board membership and diversity.

We hired a development officer in 2020 who is not only an alumna, but earned a master's degree in education, a certificate in fundraising from Humboldt State University and is a certified nonprofit executive and certified development executive through NANOE (National Association of Nonprofit Executives). In 2020, she was able to motivate the campus community and donors to triple the funds raised from the prior year during Giving Tuesday.

As mentioned previously, we received a very large private donation to our Promise Scholarship Program and are looking to raise $2.5 million in the next few years. We have received several other large donations to the Promise Scholarship Endowment from private donors and banks, and are focusing our fundraising efforts on making this sustainable to help our local economy recover not only from several natural disasters, but also COVID.

In 2020, Butte College was able to give a total of 1023 scholarships, including Promise, thanks to the efforts of our staff and board members.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Butte Community College Foundation

Board of directors
as of 7/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cindy Foor

Tri Counties Bank

Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Tom Lando

Tom Lando Consulting

Term: 2020 - 2024

Stan Thompson

Bestway Painters

Dan Alexander

Attorney

Julie Boss

Boss Manufacturing

Farshad Azad

Azad's International Inc.

Scott Chalmers

RSC Associates

Susan Donohue

Retired Nutrition, Family & Consumer Science Advisor, UD Davis Cooperative Extension

Margaret Hughes

Farmer

Brittany Fagundes

California Olive Ranch

Neil Yelland

Financial Planner, Edward Jones

Ruth Ann McKalip

Butte College Classified Staff Rep

Steve DeMaggio

Butte College Management Rep

Patrick Christensen

Butte College Faculty Rep

Samia Yaqub

Butte College Superintendent/President

Troy Kidd

Butte County Tax Collector

Sophia DeLaGarza

Student Rep

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/31/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2021

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.