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A Message from the Foundation President

Thank you for your interest in the Columbia College Foundation. It is a pleasure and an honor to serve as Board President for an organization that has such a tremendous impact on our community. Each year, the college prepares students to be successful, productive citizens – while the Foundation provides supplementary resources to support students and campus programs.

Together with the Foundation's professional staff and other volunteer board members, we envision Columbia as the institution in the Mother Lode that provides a high quality education at an affordable price. The Foundation's role is to further support student success – whether through direct financial assistance, or by expanding and supporting opportunities and programs that ensure students have the resources that they need to excel.

If you are interested in learning more about the work that we do, please contact the Foundation Office at (209) 588-5065. I would also encourage you to consider making a financial investment in the Foundation by visiting our gift giving page or mailing a check to 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora, CA 95370.


Mel Kirk

Mel Kirk
Foundation Board President 2010-2012