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
To 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.
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. Nearly $135,000 in critical support
can now assist our most needy students. Again, thank you from the bottom of the Foundation's
Kathy & Jose Anaya
Ashley Mae Balbas
Barton Brands of California
Hilary & Robert Bittner
Kim & Craig Blum
Sari & Don Brann
Kate Choi & Greg Moon
Christine & Harrison Clay
Theresa & Michael Clifford
Diana & Mark Crossman
Kristie Daniel-DiGregorio & Gino DiGregorio
Alison & Frank Davis
Teri & Patrick Doucette
Dina & Robin Dreizler
Marcia & Jerry Haber
LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Mary Ann Harmon
Hawthorne LAX Lennox Rotary
Jane & Mark Hebson
Miriam Ifill Grut
Carolyn & Donald Jurk
Yuko Kawasaki & Greg Cohn
Judy & Dan Keenan
Kinecta Community Foundation
Sherry & Ian Kramer
Julie & Frederick Land
Marion & Richard Leonhard
Laurie & Stephen Love
Kathy & Raymond Lovell
Dena & Mike Maloney
Manhattan Beach Rotary
Crystle and Arnold Martin
Laurie & Tom McCarthy
Lisa Mednick Takami
Liz & Ben Mitchell
Maria & Ross Miyashiro
Russ Noel Family Trust
Lisa & Charles Noski
Paula & Steve Packwood
Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Foundation
Parker & Covert LLP
Dipte and Danny Patel
Le Valley Pattison
The Pipkin Family
Marilyn & Ken Prindle
The Quintana Family
Red Car Brewery
Redondo Beach Rotary
Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Sunset
Andrea & Jim Sala
Jean & Gary Shankweiler
Chesterlean & Howard Story
Mercedes & Charles Thompson
Nancy & Russ Tonner
Katherine & Wilber Umana
Evelyn & Samuel Uyemura
Dickie Van Breene & Mark Burton
Starleen & George Van Buren
Kathy & Paul Wafer
Nancy & Michael Waldner
Heidi & Joe Wang
Kristine & Mark Waronek
Giving Tuesday Now
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. WE HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL DAY OF GIVING. WE APPRECIATE
THE COMMUNITY'S SUPPORT!
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.
Effective March 18, the Foundation and Scholarship office has closed until further
notice. However, staff is working remotely to continue to service the needs of our
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, so if you receive a message from us, please call back so we can
mail your check ASAP.
If you have any reimbursements, you may submit a picture of your receipts online at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail you a check. If you have any questions, please contact us email@example.com 310-660-6541. We will be checking email and voicemail regularly.
If you applied for a scholarship for fall 2020, you will be notified by Friday, May
15 if a scholarship was awarded. 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.
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.
Noreen Noel Memorial Scholarship for Nursing recipient, Jenny Denault with Russ Noel.
South Bay Promise
Lundquist Charity Brunch
ECC PresidentDr. 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.
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."