The Cabrillo College Foundation and Associated Students of Cabrillo College (ASCC) has nearly $70,000 available to award to Cabrillo faculty and staff for grants to enhance student learning.


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Cabrillo College Foundation has three grant programs to support Cabrillo College faculty: Faculty Grants for Student Success, Crocker Endowment Grants, and the Engineering and Applied Science Endowment. Grants are selected through a proposal process. For additional information contact Cabrillo College Foundation Executive Director Melinda Silverstein at (831) 479-6338 or Eileen Hill.

Crocker Endowment Grants

Cabrillo Alumni Dick and Theresa Crocker were the first alumni to give $1,000,000, the largest outright donation received at Cabrillo College at that time. Dick and Theresa expressed their honor and pleasure to come full circle as Cabrillo alumni and have this opportunity to give back to the college that made a huge difference in their lives. Their generous donation has provided funding for the Crocker Theater, named in their honor, and the grand opening gala for the Visual and Performing Arts Complex, smart classrooms around campus, and three substantial endowments that will provide permanent funding for Cabrilllo.Approximately $20,000 is available to award each year.

Faculty Grants for Student Success

faculty grant recipientsThe largest and oldest of the programs to annually support faculty is the Faculty Grants started by Keith and Elinor Shaffer. Faculty Grants has also received significant support from Leila Biancalana, Borina Foundation, John and Tery Gargiulo, Gary Reece, and Bob and Fran Swenson. In 2007, retired Cabrillo College English instructor John Morgan left Cabrillo in his will to establish the John Morgan Faculty Grant Endowment. Approximately $15,000 to $20,000 is available to award each year by the Cabrillo College Cabinet.

Engineering and Applied Science Endowment

Mark and Barbara Beck established the Engineering and Applied Science Endowment in January 2004. Barbara was one of the earliest employees of Cisco Systems and retired as a young woman in 2002. Barbara's father, now deceased, was the founding physics faculty member at Cabrillo. Approximately $6,000-$10,000 is available to award each year by the program chairs of computer information systems, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, and physics (also MESA in support of these programs).

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