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“Helping students achieve their dreams!”

While the Cypress College Foundation’s purpose is to meet the needs of both students and campus, the Foundation is known for the annual Americana Awards. During Americana, the college’s major fundraiser, outstanding citizens from eight communities are honored as well as a Man and/or Woman of the Year. It’s through Americana that much of the financial support for the students and campus is raised.

Featured Event: Golf Classic

The 35th Annual Cypress College Foundation Golf Classic is happening! Play any day during the allotted month and tournament winners will be announced in December. Schedule your tee time between November 16 and December 18. Including weekends! Complete your registration online to receive the Golf Classic Tournament Instructions. Proceeds support the work of the Cypress College Foundation. The Foundation funds student scholarships, book loans, emergency assistance, faculty grants, endowment development, and more.

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Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $3 million in support of the college. Over the years that support has included:

  • Student Scholarships
  • Book Loans
    Book loan applications are not currently available online. Please come into the Foundation Office to apply.
  • Department Grants
  • Major Equipment Purchases
  • Comprehensive Renovation of the Mortuary Science Building


Establishing a scholarship in honor or memory of someone is surprisingly easy and generally takes less of an investment than most people assume.

With the skyrocketing cost of books charged by publishing companies, even a little money can go a long way for today’s students.

Of course, most scholarship recipients will tell you, the monetary value of their award is the second-most important thing about getting a scholarship — the fact that someone believes in them is the most rewarding.

If you’d like to learn more about giving to Cypress College, please contact the Foundation.

Online Donations

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Pull for Cypress

Pull for Cypress, the on-campus employee giving campaign, was established by the Cypress College Foundation over thirty years ago to support our campus and students.The program has grown from a few dozen supporters in the first few years to more than 200 employee donors in recent years. Thank you!

For details and to donate, click on the button below.


Howard Kummerman
Executive Director

Lesley-Anne Loon
Administrative Assistant
T: (714) 484-7126

Rachel Ghatikar

Erika Perret-Martinez

Maria Towne

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Cypress College Complex, 301

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7126

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.