the season to celebrate! Before the next issue of Campus Scene goes to
press, we will have experienced the reality of opening two wonderful new
facilities. The Science Laboratory Building will be officially opened with a
ceremony January 17 at 12:15 p.m., with tours and refreshments to add to the
festivities. Soon thereafter, on February 2, the Digital Arts and Sculpture
Building will be opened, again with all the ceremonial trimmings. Students
will occupy these new facilities (made possible by State Bond measures and
by Proposition R), beginning with Spring Semester classes January 22. Thanks
to those who served on the planning committees. I hope you enjoy seeing
students enjoy the fruits of your labors.
Thanks to all who contributed so generously to our campus holiday season of
giving. The collaboration of the athletic department in support of the
EOPS/CARE family toy and gift drive is an especially heartwarming example.
Holidays also provide us with great opportunities to express our gratitude,
not only for our family and friends, but for the daily relationships we
establish and maintain with our colleagues. Certainly, as educators and as
leaders, we honor differences as we seek consensus. I wish to thank everyone
who has contributed constructively to help us move through this challenging
year. I appreciate your collegiality and support, and have learned much from
My best wishes for a productive and rewarding year in 2007.
Dean C. Colli, Ed.D
Your Grossmont College Foundation is positioned to help the
campus in a myriad of ways, and works diligently to generate
funding for so many critical needs to help our students succeed.
Our ‘Mini-grant’ program is a popular way to enhance the
curriculum and to support innovative approaches to our work. Of
course, the scholarship program is the most obvious way the
Foundation helps students.
During this Season of Giving, it’s time to focus on ways the
campus community can “Give Back” to this wonderful institution
through the Foundation. Unfortunately, the Foundation is not a
“money tree.” It is necessary to widen the giving pipeline to
generate more resources for the good work we all do.
Please consider making a commitment to the Grossmont College
Foundation. There are a number of giving paths, and because the
Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, you will give yourself a
gift of a tax deduction. You will also know that your
contributions are in good hands. The Grossmont College
Foundation just received the results of our 2005-2006 year’s
audit, with outstanding results…a ‘clean’ audit.
Faculty & Staff Giving is a quick and easy
way to give. Determine your monthly gift and Payroll
Department takes care of the rest every month. You’ll be
recognized at the Annual College Recognition Ceremony, too.
Establish a Scholarship. A minimum of $5,000
will endow a permanent memorial or other designated
Contribute any amount to the Foundation’s
unrestricted accounts to help meet current commitments, or
to ongoing various restricted/departmental funds.
Make a gift of stock or property.
Establish a Gift Annuity which provides life
income for you while slicing your tax bill.
“Thank you” to those who already “Help your Foundation
continue to help you help students.” Please give today and
throughout the year.