The focus of the Yuba Community College District Foundation is to provide increased opportunities for students and support student success. We do this by seeking, managing and administering funds for the betterment of student-centered programming and services at Woodland Community College and Yuba College.
425 Plumas Boulevard, Suite 200
Yuba City, CA 95991
Federal Tax ID# is 23-7222541
The Yuba Community College District Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for-profit organization.
Our Federal Tax ID# is 23-7222541.
Board of Directors
A Board of Directors governs the Yuba Community College District Foundation. Its members includes professional, business and philanthropic community leaders as well a key Yuba Community College District administrators and Governing Board representatives. The Foundation’s Board of Directors meets on a quarterly basis. Board members work voluntarily, serving to represent communities of the district, overseeing Foundation finances, working to secure charitable gifts, and providing support for college programs and services.
Board Members & Area’s Represented
Wayne Ginsburg (President) – Colusa, Lake & Yolo Counties
Marcia Stranix (Secretary) – Sutter & Yuba Counties
Lynn Jepsen (Treasurer) – Colusa, Lake & Yolo Counties
John Cassidy – Sutter & Yuba Counties
Jared Hastey – Sutter & Yuba Counties
Eileen Schmidtbauer – Sutter & Yuba Counties
Richard Teagarden – YCCD Trustee Representative
Jessie Ortiz – YCCD Trustee Representative
Dr. Douglas Houston – Chancellor, Yuba CCD
Dr. Sonia Lolland – Vice Chancellor, Yuba CCD
Dr. Tawny Dotson – President, Yuba College
Dr. Art Pimentel – President, Woodland Community College
The Yuba Community College District Foundation was founded as the Yuba College Foundation in 1972 and was granted tax-exempt status by both the State of California and the United States Internal Revenue Service. In 2014 the Foundation was renamed the Yuba Community College District Foundation in recognition of the District becoming a multi-college district.
The Foundation’s founding Board of Directors reflected the District’s Service area at the time, emphasizing Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties. This 1972 Board included many of the most distinguished leaders of these communities: John Lamon, Don Huckins, Algeo Brill and Paul Heilmann from Marysville; Jack Sullivan, Thomas Gianella, Jr., Theodore George, Dr. Daniel Walker from Yuba City and Peter Dwyer from Colusa.
Throughout the 1970s, the District grew to include campuses in Woodland and Clearlake, and the Foundation Board included individuals to represent their communities. The bylaws of the Foundation specify that there are 16 members on the board, two representative of the District’s governing board, four District administrators, five individuals representing Colusa, Lake and Yolo Counties, and five individuals representing Sutter and Yuba Counties.
The Sawtell Endowment: In the late 1970s, a memorial gift in the name of a regional agriculturalist, Harold Sawtell, provided an endowment of more than $1.5 million dollars from which the Foundation’s investments would be able to generate annual scholarships. By the mid 1990s, in addition to the Sawtell gift, there were 33 additional endowed funds established in the Foundation to support programs, student service and scholarships at the various campuses throughout Yuba Community College District.
Over the years, hundreds of additional, short-term scholarships have been named in support of academic programs throughout the District. Additionally, funds have been donated to support such projects as campus beautification, laboratory equipment, faculty/staff mini-grants, athletic programs, cultural events, the libraries, disabled students, the food services program, law enforcement, music, and the arts, and student emergency relief.