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We Are City

The San Diego City Foundation is a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization formed in 1972 by San Diego City College (SDCC) and the professionals from the San Diego community to advocate for SDCC students. We are passionate about helping students gain access to resources, financial support, and form connections within the community. We accept and distribute donations among scholarships and investments on behalf of SDCC. The Foundation complies with all donor conditions and reports all funds to the community.

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We Dream Big @ City

In 2021, the Foundation awarded $226,000 in scholarships to more than 200 students.
In 2022, we are focused on raising funds to provide our students with:

  • Scholarships
  • School Supplies
  • Everyday Essentials

We are committed to enabling our students with the resources they need to succeed, and we need your help to make that happen. Your donations create scholarships, build college-industry-community partnerships, and support campus programs. We also allocate funds for programs that enable students to focus on their education by providing food, emergency assistance, and technology. More than ever, your contributions can help students achieve their academic goals.

Want to Help?

We accept one-time and reoccurring gifts from individuals, alumni, corporations, and community and charitable organizations. We are proud to ensure compliance with donor restrictions for the use of gifts, appropriate and timely distribution of funds to students, smart investments of funds, regular reporting to the community and sound fiscal management to maximize donations. To create tuition scholarships through the Promise Program.

Scholarships @ City

The Foundation creates new student scholarships from incoming donations every year.

Student scholarships can offset tuition or other educational costs. Students can apply to a variety of scholarships through The Student Scholarship Program.

To learn more about and apply for campus scholarships, click here.

Foundation Leadership and Board Members 

A volunteer board of directors composed of representatives of community leaders, business and industry, alumni, and educators governs the Foundation. 

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Gerald A. Ramsey


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Delonda Peppers
Vice Chairperson


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Ricky Shabazz, Ed.D


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Dotti Cordell, Ed.D, MPH, NPH

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Arthur Benjamin



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Janene McIntyre, J.D





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John Parker, DBA

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Lance Mueller



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L. James Haddan


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April House


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Bianca Arellano


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Maurice Lyles



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Patricia Waldron


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Sylvia Ramirez


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Yolanda Tanner


About San Diego City College

City College is located in the heart of downtown San Diego. Our students come from all walks of life to gain a community college education, determined to create their own path to a successful future. We are proud to be one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation, thanks to our experienced and dedicated faculty members, supportive community, and our commitment to helping SDCC students take their next step forward.

Learn more about City College

SD City College Foundation Bylaws (.pdf)