Santa Ana College Foundation Month Year
A History of Success, A Future of Promise

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Happy New Year! Welcome to the Winter 2009 edition of the Santa Ana College Foundation enewsletter, your monthly source for timely information on the Foundation's programs, important news and events from the college, opportunities for giving, and more.  

Erlinda J. Martinez, Ed.D.
President, Santa Ana College

A Message from our Board President

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As the faculty and students of Santa Ana College grapple with California’s increasing financial woes and their impact on the school, the work of the Santa Ana College Foundation is more critical than ever, Board President Tony Ellis says.

“Each year we take a strategic look at needs that are directly related to students, as pointed out by the different departments of Santa Ana College,” he explains. “This includes materials, equipments, field trips--anything of benefit to the learning experience. The faculty prioritize; then, I believe that it is our responsibility to find funding.”

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Change the Life of a Student and Get a Tax Break

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Did you know that there is a broad range of giving options that can enhance your well-being, as well as that of the Santa Ana College Foundation? Whether you want to make a charitable gift during your lifetime or as part of your estate, there are giving strategies to meet your needs and checkbook.

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California Budget Crisis Slams Community Colleges

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Each day the news media bombards us with dire financial news, on both the state and national levels. Its toll on our educational system continues to unfold, but it is clear that the impact will be significant. The current California budget crisis is having a profound effect on planning and programming at both the community college and the university level. Unfortunately, Santa Ana College is not immune to the crisis.

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El Don Receives National Award

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What’s In a word? On Saturday November 1, el Don, the Santa Ana College newsletter, was officially inducted into The Associated Collegiate Press College Journalism Hall of Fame, the pinnacle of national recognition for college journalism, at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Kansas City. The el Don was the only college honored this year, and several staff members were on-hand to receive the award and participate in the conference, thanks to support from the Santa Ana College Foundation.

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Ways To Give
SAC Web Site
Foundation Web Site
Alumni Web Site
Alumni Hall of Fame
Alumni Registration 

David Valentin Receives State Distinguished Alumni Award

L to R: Norm Fujimoto, Christina Romero and Alum, David Valentin

At its 2008 annual convention held November 20-22, the Community College League of California honored Santa Ana College alum David Valentin with one of five 2008 Distinguished Alumni Awards. This recognition was earned in stiff competition among graduates of community colleges spanning the state of California.

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Dr. Julio Caceres

In his native Colombia, Dr. Julio Caceres was regarded as a prominent dentist and a union leader. As president of the state chapter of his national union, he became embroiled in challenges to the social security system. He was also on the union’s national leadership committee. Several harrowing events in an increasingly violent situation made it clear that his life was in danger. A hasty departure was necessary.

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Web Site News
Two important new features have been added to our web sites. We encourage you to take advantage of both.

Foundation Site
"Donate Now" button on the home page makes online giving quick and easy.
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Alumni Site
"Join & Connect" section enables alumni to find and connect with each other.
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