Our Partners

[Giving to Mesa] brought tears of joy to my eyes. Nothing warms my heart more than watching Mesa students shine. In this purpose we are one, creating a student-centered college experience with built in support to generate equity.

~ Anonymous San Diego Mesa College Foundation Donor

Our Giving Circles


Each year, we recognize the generosity of individuals and organizations who gave meaningfully. Our giving circles reflect the most recent calendar year total giving of these valued partners.

Thank you to those who are a part of our giving circles in 2022!

 

Changemakers Circle IconChange-Maker's Circle — $5,000 +

  • Elizabeth Armstrong
  • Baxter and Kimberly Booth
  • Constance Carroll
  • Fred Colby
  • Carlos Cortez
  • Cybersource
  • Thomas DeTemple
  • Fidelity Charitable
  • Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Jack McCord
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation
  • Northrop Grumman Foundation
  • San Diego Youth Services
  • SDCCD Associated Students
  • SDCCD Auxiliary Organization
  • The San Diego Foundation

Presidents Circle IconPresident's Circle — $1,000 - $4,999

 

  • Anonymous
  • California Coast Credit Union
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • Keith Curry
  • College of the Desert Community College District
  • Doing Good Works
  • Bonnie Dowd
  • Howard Eskew
  • ETeamSponsor
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  •  Gerald and Veronica Gerace
  • Oscar Guerrero
  • Ashanti Hands
  • Larry Horsman
  • Erin Jackson
  • John Burton Advocates for Youth
  • Logan Keith
  • Andrew Linsky
  • Li Hua Liu
  • Tony Lo
  • LPL Financial
  • Pamela Luster
  • Pearl Ly
  • Andy MacNeill
  • Marichu Magana
  • Thekima Mayasa
  • Rene McKee
  • MGI Advocacy, Inc.
  • National University
  • Robert Nelson
  • Palomar College Foundation
  • Alison Primoza
  • LEIDOS Charity Program
  • Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Waverly Ray
  • Tina Recalde
  • Monica Romero
  • San Diego City College
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation
  • Judy Sundayo
  • Colin Szeto
  • Mabel Szeto
  • The City of San Diego Department of Finance
  • Claudia Thompson
  • Kenzo Tomitaka
  • Richard and Dr. Susan Ulevitch
  • University of San Diego
  • Steven & Corrina Wong and Lam
  • Tynan Wyatt

Supporter Circle IconMesa Supporters Circle — $250 - $999

  • Gina Abbiate
  • Amber Alatorre
  • Johanna Aleman
  • Harold and Nancy Allen Trust
  • Mandy and Barry Allred
  • Christine Balderas
  • Donald Barrie
  • Helen Benjamin
  • Janna Braun
  • Strawther Carter
  • Kraig Cavanaugh
  • Kris Chopper
  • Lisa Cole-Jones
  • Gail Conrad
  • Ailene Crakes
  • Derek Engleson
  • Kathleen Fennessey
  • Amanda Ficken-Davis
  • Poppy Fitch
  • Justin Fitzgerald
  • Jonathan Fohrman
  • Robert Fremland
  • Jim Gioia
  • Amit Goel
  • Michael Harrison
  • Gina Abbiate
  • Amber Alatorre
  • Johanna Aleman
  • Harold and Nancy Allen Trust
  • Mandy and Barry Allred
  • Christine Balderas
  • Donald Barrie
  • Helen Benjamin
  • Janna Braun
  • Strawther Carter
  • Kraig Cavanaugh
  • Kris Chopper
  • Lisa Cole-Jones
  • Gail Conrad
  • Ailene Crakes
  • Derek Engleson
  • Kathleen Fennessey
  • Amanda Ficken-Davis
  • Poppy Fitch
  • Justin Fitzgerald
  • Jonathan Fohrman
  • Robert Fremland
  • Jim Gioia
  • Amit Goel
  • Michael Harrison
  • Michelle Parsons
  • Walter Philips
  • Jennifer Pranskevich
  • Qualcomm
  • Amy Redding
  • Harriett J. Robles
  • Raul Rodriguez
  • Denise Rogers
  • RoomChazer
  • Sue Saetia
  • Ronald Sandvick
  • Doreen Schonbrun
  • Leslie Seiger
  • Sempra Energy Foundation
  • San Diego Mesa College Classified Senate
  • Ricky Shabazz
  • Leslie Shimazaki
  • Jennifer Snyder
  • Ananda Spike
  • Krista Stellmacher
  • Chris and Vicki Sullivan
  • John Taylor
  • Josh Taylor
  • Lenard Tran
  • Danene Twyman Brown
  • Paloma Vargas
  • Robin Watkins
  • Jennifer Whitney
  • Michael Williamson
  • Thad Wolinski

Our Giving Societies


We deeply cherish partnerships that extend beyond a year, and value our partners for their long-term investment in our mission. Our giving societies are aimed to recognize and honor the total lifetime giving of our supporters.

Thank you to those who are a part of our giving societies, updated as of 2022.

 

Transformational Givers IconTransformational Givers Society — $50,000 + Lifetime

  • Anonymous
  • California Coast Credit Union
  • Cybersource
  • Thomas DeTemple
  • Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • William Hudlow
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Northrop Grumman Foundation
  • SDCCD Associated Students
  • SDCCD Auxiliary Organization
  • Catherine Steele
  • San Diego Foundation
  • Edward G. Wong
  • Alex and Teresa Szeto

Students First Society IconStudents-First Society — $10,000 - $49,999 Lifetime

  • AFT Guild Local 1931
  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • Elizabeth Armstrong
  • Baxter & Kimberly Booth
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
  • Richard & Jill Chagnon
  • Howard Eskew
  • Gates Foundation
  • Myra Harada
  • Larry Horsman
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Pamela Luster
  • Jack McCord
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation
  • PurplePass
  • Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Waverly Ray
  • Scott and Elizabeth Christensen Foundation
  • Ten Strands
  • Claudia Thompson
  • Toothmath Estate
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Whitney Young Children's Foundation
  • Robert Wong

Gem IconOur GEM Club


Generously investing in our cause every month is an especially valued way to give, because it creates a steady stream of support for our mission and students. That is why we want to give a special thanks to those in our Give Every Month (GEM) Club.

Thank you to those who are a part of our Give Every Month (GEM) Club, updated as of 2022.

 

  • Johanna Aleman
  • Mandy and Barry Allred
  • Donald Barrie
  • Blythe Barton
  • Lisa Burgert
  • Cybersource
  • Robert Fremland
  • Ashanti Hands
  • Michael Harrison
  • Ramiro Hernandez
  • Bridget Herrin
  • Trina Larson
  • Leticia Lopez
  • Andy MacNeill
  • Alessandra Moctezuma
  • Claude Mona
  • Melva Morrison
  • Isabel O’Connor
  • Uriel Ornelas
  • Alison Primoza
  • Waverly Ray
  • Nathan Resch
  • Cynthia Rico
  • Denise Rogers
  • Monica Romero
  • Ronald Sandvick
  • Leslie Seiger
  • Simone Sherrard
  • Ryan Shumaker
  • Raquel Sojourner
  • Krista Stellmacher
  • Judy Sundayo
  • Manuel Velez
  • Robin Watkins

Legacy Association IconOur Legacy Association


One of the most powerful ways to support our mission is through a planned gift in a will or estate. We are humbled by those who choose to make the San Diego Mesa College Foundation a part of their legacy.

 

  • Richard Jenkins
  • Pamela Luster
  • Celia & Victor Metz
  • Krista Stellmacher
  • Alex & Teresa Szeto
  • Massimo Zanardi Landi

Organizational Partners


Thank you to our organizational supporters in 2022:

American Council for Learned Societies
SDCCD Associated Students
California Coast Credit Union
Foundation for California Community Colleges
Kaiser Permanente
LEIDOS Charity
Northrop Grumman Foundation
Qualcomm
Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club
San Diego Veterinary Medical Association
Ten Strands
The AFT Local Guild 1931
The Bernard Osher Foundation
The Camile and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
San Diego Foundation
Whitney Young Children’s Foundation

 

Partner Spotlight

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

THOMAS A. DETEMPLE & CATHERINE P. CLEARY

Catherine P. Cleary

SUPPORTING EDUCATION - IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE!
When Thomas A. DeTemple decided he wanted to honor his late wife Michaele "Mickey" DeTemple, he reached out to his sister-in-law, Catherine P. Cleary, and together they established an endowment at Mesa College. The goal? Help build a pipeline of teachers as passionate and dedicated as Mickey.

THEIR IMPACT
The Michaele DeTemple Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to students who are pursuing an Associate's degree in Elementary Teacher Education with the intent of transferring and pursuing a teaching career. Not only will funds help current students, but will promote more talent within education.

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