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El Camino Student Emergency Fund Established in Response to COVID-19

During this time of uncertainty and academic upheaval, many have asked how to best help our students. The El.Camino Student Emergency Fund was created with an initial donation of $25,000 from the Foundation’s unrestricted fund to support our students during this crisis. This fund will help support:
  • Warrior Pantry: food for our drive-thru Warrior Cupboard pantry to safely serve ECC students
  • Purchase of laptops for students directly impacted by the transition to remote learning
  • "Hotspots" for WiFi connection for students with no home internet
  • Emergency funds due to lost jobs and reduced wages
  • Rent, transportation and other living expenses
HelpTo donate and grow this fund to help more students, click here and select the El.Camino Student Emergency Fund as the designation (current default option). Thank you for supporting our students with your gift. The world needs more kindness during this difficult time.

Thank You!

These donors have generously given to the El Camino Student Emergency Fund and/or Warrior Pantry. We are grateful for your acts of kindness and your quick response to help those adversely affected by COVID-19. $145,000 in critical support can now assist our most needy students. Again, thank you from the bottom of the Foundation's heart. ❤️

Thea Abayan

Maheen Adamjee

Kathy & Jose Anaya

Jennifer Annick


Deborah Arnold

Ashley Mae Balbas

Barton Brands of California

Peggy and Wayne Bemis

Susan Bickford

Ray Billig

Hilary & Robert Bittner

Kim & Craig Blum

Sari & Don Brann

Natalia Brar

Debra Breckheimer

Sierra Brooks

Jan Buike

Mark Burton

Jason Calizar

Moira Camacho

Kate Choi & Greg Moon

Rick Christophersen

Christine & Harrison Clay

Karimah Cleveland

Theresa & Michael Clifford

Jeremy Cole

Robin Collett

Geraldine Condori

Lisa Conrad

Diana & Mark Crossman

Heidi Cunningham

Joyce Dallal

Kristie Daniel-DiGregorio & Gino DiGregorio

Alison & Frank Davis

Kevin Degnan

Ligia Diaz

Doing Good Works

Teri & Patrick Doucette

Dina & Robin Dreizler

Kyle Ebersole

Delaney Elce-Stellino

John Ellington

Steven English

Krisha Felicilda

Melissa Ferguson

Katherine Fleming

Jessica Flores

Renee Galbavy

Christine Garcia

David Gendron

Suzanne & Norman George

Carla Gersh

Donald Goldberg

Yang Guo

Marcia & Jerry Haber

LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn

Wilma Hairston

Joseph Hardesty

Mary Ann Harmon

Hawthorne LAX Lennox Rotary

Jan Hearn

Jane & Mark Hebson

Jeanne Henry

Chelsea Henson

Deborah Herzik

V. Higashi

Mahnoor Hussain

Miriam Ifill Grut

Art Irizarry

Camil Jenkin

Pati Johnson

Carolyn & Donald Jurk

Shimonee Kadakia

Yuko Kawasaki & Greg Cohn

Judy & Dan Keenan

Elayne Kelley

Margaret Kidwell-Udin

Kinecta Community Foundation

Sherry & Ian Kramer

Scott Kushigemachi

Julie & Frederick Land

Philip Lau

Marion & Richard Leonhard

Richard Levy

Stephen Lloyd

Laurie & Stephen Love

Kathy & Raymond Lovell

Therrin Mallard


Rose Mahowald

Dena & Mike Maloney

Manhattan Beach Rotary

Peter Marcoux

Crystle and Arnold Martin

Anna Mavromati

Laurie & Tom McCarthy

Darcie McClelland

Mary McMillan

Gary Medina

Lisa Mednick Takami

Marlon Mendez

Myrna Mendoza

Walter Meyer

Dora Miranda

Marianne Miranda

Liz & Ben Mitchell

Patti Mitsunaga

Jane Miyashiro

Maria & Ross Miyashiro

Troy More

Jack Mulkey

Kristina Nairn

Lucy Nelson

Russ Noel Family Trust

Northrop Grumman Foundation

Lisa & Charles Noski

Paula & Steve Packwood

Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Foundation

Parker & Covert LLP

Dipte and Danny Patel

Vasu Patel

Le Valley Pattison

Barbara Perez

Mililani Phillips

The Pipkin Family

Karen Preciado

Marilyn & Ken Prindle

William Pratt

Dominique Quiambao

The Quintana Family

Leonid Rachman

Emily Rader

John Ranaudo

Red Car Brewery

Redondo Beach Rotary

Ryan Ritchie

Tatiana Roque

Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Sunset

Kim Runkle

Portia Rushin-Sorunke

Daniel Saks

Andrea & Jim Sala

Russell Serr

Jean & Gary Shankweiler

Susan Shapiro-Baker

Brian Sieroty

Angela Simon

Jacquelyn Sims

Luukia Smith

Dionne Smith-Avery

Laura Sorensen

St. Cross Episcopal Church

Charlie Steinmetz

Chesterlean & Howard Story

Marc Stevens

Lincoln Stone

Annette Sumrall

Lynn Taylor

Sharilyn Thomas

Mercedes & Charles Thompson

Nancy & Russ Tonner

Torrance Bakery

Maura Tremblay

Cedric Tuck-Sherman

Katherine & Wilber Umana

Evelyn & Samuel Uyemura

Anne Valle

Dickie Van Breene

Starleen & George Van Buren

Kathy & Paul Wafer

Nancy & Michael Waldner

Heidi & Joe Wang

Kristine & Mark Waronek

Ayaka Watari

Deborah Weir

Karen Whitney

Alexander Wojtowich

Erica Yanagida


Giving Tuesday Now


Giving back isn’t cancelled. You too can express generosity right from your own home while social distancing. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global action day for giving and unity in response to COVID-19. All gifts through May 5th will count. 

Click here to give today! 

COVID-19 Update

Foundation and Scholarship Office

Effective March 18, the Foundation and Scholarship office is closed until further notice. However, staff is working remotely to continue to service students' needs. 

If you currently have an El Camino College scholarship and have turned in a reimbursement form, your check will be mailed to you. We are currently calling students to verify mailing addresses. If you receive a message, please return the call so we can mail your check ASAP.

If you have a reimbursement, you may submit a photo of your receipts online to and a check will be mailed to you. If you have any questions, please contact us at or (310) 660-6541. We will be checking email and voicemail regularly.

If you applied for a scholarship for fall 2020, you should have been notified by Friday, May 15 of your scholarship award. Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Recipients! View Scholarship Activation information here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to navigate through these uncertain and unprecedented times.


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.

Scholarship Season

Its scholarship season at El Camino College! The Foundation office is gearing up to award over 600 scholarships to as many deserving students as possible.

The ECCF Scholarship Reception and Ceremony will take place on May 7, 2019.

Thank you to all the students who took time out of their studies and busy schedules to apply for a scholarship.


Russ Noel Scholarship

Noreen Noel Memorial Scholarship for Nursing recipient, Jenny Denault with Russ Noel. 


South Bay Promise    

Lundquist Charity Brunch

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ECC President Dr. Dena Maloney with philanthropist Melanie Lundquist.

Thank you to Melanie and Richard Lundquist for believing in El Camino College's South Bay Promise program. Enough so, to open up their beautiful home overlooking the Pacific Ocean, to fundraise for a purpose.

Nearly $56,000 was raised by donors to support the South Bay Promise program, which provides free college tuition and support services to local high school graduates. The Lundquists generously announced to match all donations received, garnering a total contribution of $130,000 to the El Camino College Foundation.

El Camino College and their students are grateful for the tremendous support of Melanie and Richard Lundquist. 

Lundquist SBP Charity Brunch Photos



 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 education.

Learn more 

 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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