President's Circle

To be successful in our mission, we rely on partnerships and cooperation between the college, community, businesses and other organizations that value quality and excellence in education. The President’s Circle offers an opportunity to join a select group of prominent alumni and friends whose annual support of $1,000 or more makes a crucial difference to our students.

Your membership in the Ventura College President’s Circle will offer unrestricted funds that provide maximum flexibility for the college in applying them to our current priorities and needs. Examples include:

  • Promise program support
  • Textbook support
  • Student scholarships
  • Educational enhancement grants
  • Campus program support

Benefits of Membership

You are playing a significant role in creating a caring, dynamic and productive learning environment. You will be invited to select events such as the Phoenix Scholarship Ceremony, campus events and lectures throughout the year. At these events, you will have access to the college President and the Ventura College Foundation Board of Directors as well as key faculty members and other college leaders. You will receive public recognition of your support.

How to Join

Your gift of $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 can be made in a single payment or in installments throughout the year. Membership is renewed annually, and contributions are tax deductible. To make your commitment, please hit ‘Donate Now’ and choose the ‘President’s Circle’ designation. For further information about participation in the Ventura College President’s Circle, please contact Anne King, Director of Development at the Ventura College Foundation for further information at 805.289.6083 or by email at


The students, faculty and staff of Ventura College thank you for your generous support of our commitment to ensuring the highest quality education for producing the leaders of tomorrow.

2016/17 President’s Circle Members

Tom and Mary Anthony Robert and Catherine Beilin Elena Brokaw
Amy Cherot Mary Coe Ken and Doris Collin
Aurora de la Selva Ellyn and Jim Dembowski Greg and Kristin Gillespie
Myron and Sharon Harrison Ruth Hemming Kim Hoffmans
Elise and Bill Kearney Stephen and Lynn Kipp Alex Kolesnkik and Sharon Beynon
Matt and Alicia LaVere Mike Montoya Rene and Angela Rodriguez
Donna Santo Norbert and Tracy Tan George and Eleanor Tillquist
Rob van Nieuwburg Roz Warner and Michael Hogan Corey and Patricia Wendt
Jack Wood Helen Yunker