The College of the Canyons Foundation, which helps generate philanthropic support for the college, recently installed new officers on its Board of Directors for 2018-19.
Effective July 1, Brian Koegle, Partner at Poole & Shaffery, serves as chairman, Tamara Gurney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mission Valley Bank, as first vice chair, and Nick Lentini, President of Lentini Financial Advisory, as second vice chair for a two-year term.
“I am absolutely thrilled to take the helm of the College of the Canyons Foundation Board for the next two years,” said Koegle, who served as first vice chair of the board for two years. “I started my secondary education path on the Valencia campus, and 25 years later, I have the chance to ‘pay it forward’ working with the Foundation to raise the funds needed to help today’s students succeed.”
The Foundation also appointed Kevin Holmes, Partner/Audit and Assurance Practice Leader at Martini, Iosue & Akpovi Certified Public Accountants, as parliamentarian, Sharlene Coleal, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Business Services at the college, as treasurer and Cathy Ritz, Foundation Chief Operating Officer and Director of the University Center at the college, as secretary.
The board’s installation dinner was held at Piccolo Trattoria in Canyon Country.
The College of the Canyons Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) auxiliary organization supporting the District by generating funds to support programs for student success and innovation. The Foundation provides financial resources for scholarship endowment, educational programs, and capital improvements, which can mean the difference between ordinary and extraordinary programs and services.
For more information about the College of the Canyons Foundation, please visit its webpage.