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The El Camino College Foundation develops community relationships
and raises funds to support students' success in education and life.


Established in 1983, the El Camino College Foundation was set up as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to support higher education, arts and athletics. Coincidentally, the state began charging for community college in 1984. As student demographics changed and state funding decreased, the Foundation’s focus shifted to support student scholarships, academic programs and STEM education.


2018 Distinguished Alumni and Gratitude Awards

This year's award ceremony will recognize the accomplishments of six remarkable honorees and will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Torrance Marriott.

Reception will begin at 6 pm with program and dinner immediately following. Dinner tickets are $95 per person and advance ticket purchase is required. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit our Distinguished Alumni page.

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El Camino College Fire Relief Fund



As Warriors, we band together to take care of our community in the time of tragedy. The El Camino College Foundation has set up an emergency fund to receive donations to support our El Camino colleagues who have lost their homes in the recent Southern California fires.

To help, please click here to make a direct impact on our campus community. Remember, once a Warrior, always a Warrior.


 South Bay Promise    

Through the Foundation, El Camino College recently received a $50,000 pledge from American Honda Motor Co., Inc. as a lead gift to create the South Bay Promise Endowment Fund. The South Bay Promise program provides affordable access to a college education. This commitment from Honda will be the catalyst for providing long-term funding in perpetuity for students in the South Bay.             Honda Check Presentation
Dr. Dena Maloney and Andrea Sala (center) surrounded by friends from American Honda Motor Co. - Karin Baker and Steve Morikawa (on left) and Alexandra Warnier and Kacey Takeshima-Ahn (on right).


 Learn how the South Bay Promise helps El Camino College students!




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       In the fall of 2018, with the help of the El Camino College Foundation and South Bay community partners, the South Bay Promise will be available for all high school seniors in the El Camino Community College District. Enrollment fees for the first year will be paid for up to 500 high school graduates who commit to attending El Camino College full-time (12 units) in the fall immediately following graduation and complete the necessary matriculation steps to ensure success. The South Bay Promise hopes to attract high school seniors to El Camino College at little or no cost to them.

Through the South Bay Promise, students will go from high school directly to El Camino College with the choice of two pathways: transfer to a four-year university or career technical education. 

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  College is expensive.  We want to help!      

Miguel Canche-Chan

"I am the first to attend college in my family. Going to college wasn't on my radar until I heard about the South Bay Promise program from my counselor. El Camino College has been great; I plan to major in Kinesiology."
     - Miguel Canche-Chan



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