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

Pageant of the Trees Celebrates Alumni and Friends, Raises $52,485.00 for Santa Ana College Foundation

L to R: Dr. Robert Bauer, Christina Romero, Maureen Bauer, Dr. Erlinda Martinez, Sandra Cervantes

We are delighted to report that our Sixth Annual Pageant of the Trees on December 9 was a resounding success, with more than $52,485.00 NET raised to support innovative student programs and scholarships at Santa Ana College.

175 guests enjoyed a spectacular holiday wonderland as event host and title sponsor The First American Corporation was decked with boughs of holly and an array of originally designed holiday trees, all available to the highest bidder in spirited silent and live auctions.

Attendees enjoyed gourmet hors d'oeuvres, a hosted bar and a stunning musical performance by SAC alumna Kim Le and SAC student Mara Cram. The guests alone spent over $13,000 on the silent auction items.

This magical holiday event revealed the spirit of giving by numerous Santa Ana College friends and alumni who gave so freely of their talent to create the many amazing trees and whose generosity made this elegant event such a success for our students and our community.

Happy Holidays,

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

"As a Santa Ana College alumnus, I am very proud that The First American Corporation was able to step up again in support of the quality educational programs and services at Santa Ana College. It is a pleasure to work closely with this fine college located in our own backyard and to see the positive impact the college has made, and continues to make, here in Orange County."

Ken Purcell
Retired Vice President, National Commercial Sales
The First American Corporation
Past President
Board of Directors
Santa Ana College Foundation

Chancellor Dr. Eddie Hernandez and SAC President Dr. Erlinda Marinez
L to R, Dolores Gonzalez-Hayes, Sandra Cervantes and Jayne Munoz.

  The Santa Ana College Foundation is committed to ensuring that no student is denied educational opportunities due to financial constraints. The Foundation strives to maintain, expand and enhance the educational opportunities at Santa Ana College and to link community organizations, businesses, funding sources, alumni and staff preserving "A History of Success, A Future of Promise." For more information, please call 714-564-6091, email, or visit our Website at

Very Special Thanks to the Following


Premier Sponsor
The First American Corporation

Star Sponsor
EMAE International

SAC Holiday Sponsor
Citizens Business Bank

Deck the Halls Sponsor
Wells Fargo
Aitken, Aitken & Cohn

Tree Sponsor
Erma Jean Tracy, owner of Tracy Industries
Crevier BMW/Mini
The Gas Company
Student Insurance
Garden Grove Hospital
Ralph Allen & Partners Architects
Kaiser Permanente  

Gift of Education Sponsor
Dr. Carolyn Breeden
Brown Colonial Mortuary


Christina Romero, Chair
Rhonda Langston
Geni Lusk
Ken Purcell
Kennethia Vega
Jennifer Valencia
Judy Arroyo
Nikita Flynn
Gina Wilson


SAC Information Technology Services – Nicholas Quach, Pauline Leon
Honors Transfer Alliance – Kathy Patterson, Sandy McKenna
Student Business Office – Kathy White, Wendy Davis
International Student Program – Junko Ishikawa, Kanana Gitonga
Student Life – Judy Arroyo, Loy Nashua, Liz Monge, Delmis Alvarado, Ana Aguayo, Susana Sosa
Growers Direct – Sarah Lineberger, Martha Sebedra
First American Title – Sophia Burgess, Cecilia Lopez Weinstein
Art Gallery/Art 124 Gallery Production Class – Rita Medina, Danny Morales, Phil Marquez
Human Services & Technology Divisions – Sue Gibson, Virginia Witmer, Bart Hoffman
CEC Counseling Department – Patty Siguenza, Francisco Suarez, Violeta Pena, Julia Vercelli
Criminal Justice Academies – George & Linda Troxcil
SAC Classified Staff – Sean Small
District Office – Maritza Morrow, Libby Fuller, Pam Hernandez
Santa Ana College Foundation – Geni Lusk
SAC Fire Technology – Karen Scott, Marta Bartlett, Suzanne Freeman, Toinette Saul, Sally Akins, Ken Soltis
Disabled Students Program & Services – Gina Wilson
President Erlinda Martinez – Geni Lusk, Gina Wilson
The Memphis Group – David Hastie, Diego Velasco
Centennial Education Center, Student Outreach & College Career Center – Ruby Wright, Luisa Ruiz, Brenda Vega, Jessica Cruz, Tiffanie Luu, Julia Vercelli
EOPS – Aurora Kamimura, Gloria Ramos, Irma Fernández, Jackie Shirley, Sylvia Sánchez, Cathie Shaffer, Anh-Phuong Tran, Florinda Aron, María Carranza, Madeleine Nguyen, Marisol Pena, Lupe Ruiz, Gabriela Sánchez, Miriam Velarde
Art Department – Hilda Baitoo, Thom & Sheryl Hill
Nealley Library – Anya Franklin, Yolanda Garcia, Carol Sterenberg
SAC Academic Senate – Valinda Tivenan


L to R, Christina Romero, Laurie Hampton,
Dr. Erlinda Martinez, Karen Anderson.
Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Ed Arnold
Judy Arroyo
California Dreamin’
Stewart Case
Curt & Dena Childress
The Clubhouse of Anaheim Hills
Roy Englebrecht
Omelina Garcia
Jorri Reeves & Associates
Nilo Lipiz
Anita Lucarelli
Dale & Marilyn Myhra
Johnny Ace Palmer
Shadow Mountain Vineyards
Skinsations Spa
Student Insurance
USC Bookstore
Jill Wilson


SAC Maintenance and Operations Department
SAC  Bookstore Staff and Cashier Office


Marisa Holmes Photography


SAC Students


Board President, Tony Ellis