Foundation


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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.


Scholarships

The application for the 2021 scholarships is now open. Applications are due April 16, 2021.

The Cypress College Foundation Scholarship Ceremony will be held virtually on May 18, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

If you have any questions about the 2021 scholarship cycle, please email the Foundation at foundation@cypresscollege.edu.

Alumnus of the Year Nominations

The Cypress College Foundation initiated the “Alumnus of the Year” Award in celebration of the College’s 30th anniversary. Every year since, the Alumnus of the Year has been honored at graduation. The award serves as recognition for the personal/professional achievements of Cypress College alumni and their contributions to their profession and to the community.


Yom HaShoah event flyer

Featured Event: Yom HaShoah Holocaust Day of Remembrance

Hear the powerful testimonies of Holocaust survivors who survived while in hiding, and a Righteous Gentile whose family risked their lives to hide Jews from the Nazis.


Giving

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

Give now at the button below.

Facebook Fundraiser

Support Cypress College students with your own Facebook fundraiser for the Cypress College Foundation.

AmazonSmile

Log in to Amazon.com, then shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7197703 and AmazonSmile donates to Cypress College Foundation. You must be logged in to Amazon to access AmazonSmile.

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.


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About

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

Staff

Howard Kummerman
Executive Director
E: hkummerman@cypresscollege.edu

Lesley-Anne Loon
Administrative Assistant
T: (714) 484-7126
E: lloon@cypresscollege.edu

Rachel Ghatikar
E: rghatikar@cypresscollege.edu

Victor Jimenez
E: vejimenez@cypresscollege.edu


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Location

Cypress College Complex, 301

Contact Information

T: (714) 484-7126
E: Foundation@CypressCollege.edu

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.