The mission of the El Camino College Foundation is to develop community relationships
and raise 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.
John Featherstone Fund for Athletic Excellence
Legendary football coach John Featherstone led the ECC Warriors football program to
30+ years of success. As a way of recognizing Featherstone's many years of service
to El Camino College, the field in Murdock Stadium will be named Featherstone Field
later this year.
The field will officially be dedicated during a halftime celebration at the Warriors’
homecoming football game on November 16th.
To learn more about John Featherstone's coaching career or to donate in his honor,
please click here.
Retired Head Football Coach John Featherstone (center) along with his wife Diane,
former Offensive Line Coach Gene Engle, and Foundation Executive Director Andrea Sala,
presenting Featherstone with the announcement of the naming of ECC's field to Featherstone
Field. Congratulations Coach Feather!
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
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.
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!
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
"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."