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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 honor Featherstone's accomplishments on and off the field, the new John Featherstone Fund for Athletic Excellence has been established in support of ECC Warrior athletics.

To learn more about John Featherstone's coaching career or to donate in his honor, please click here.


Featherstone Field

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 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 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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