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Making a difference year round.

From students and alumni, to business and industry, College of the Desert Foundation significantly impacts the vitality and quality of life in the valley through our support for COD. The College's stories of success can be found everywhere you look. Whether you are a parent, student, alumni, faculty member, business partner, philanthropist or investor, foundation or organization, part- or full-time resident, or just a fan of COD, when you step up for COD with a membership or donation you make a significant difference in higher education, career advancement and lifelong learning.

Our ability to secure our future is only possible as long as we remain strong and vital in the here and now. Key projects, from technology upgrades and equipment, to program enhancements and scholarships, depend on your investment. All gifts, no matter the amount, make a collective difference.

President's Circle

The President’s Circle is a committed group of leaders who step forward each year to support the students and programs of College of the Desert. Gifts to President’s Circle help to support high priority programs like the following:

  • The Student Emergency Fund
  • Textbook Funds
  • Student Meal Cards
  • Child Care Services
  • Support for Veteran’s returning from active duty
  • President’s Innovation Fund, and
  • First Generation Student Scholarships

We invite you to join with other leaders in supporting student success at College of the Desert.

President's Circle gift recognition Levels

$5,000 $2,500 $1,000 


  • Give your Gift Online by Credit Card or Check.

  • Download the Gift form to send with your check via postal mail.

  • Gifts of appreciated stock can be made by calling Christine Anderson or Kirstien Renna at 760.773.2561.


Academic Angels

This organization is made up of over 300 members whose purpose is to serve as Goodwill Ambassadors for College of the Desert and to assist the Foundation in pursuing its goals. The organization hosts luncheons, events and guest speakers throughout the year to raise funds for scholarships and other College programs and services.

Angels Yearly Dues:

  • Academic Angel $150 renewable yearly


For more information on any of the Annual Giving opportunities at the Foundation, contact the Foundation at 760.773.2561 or via e-mail to Christine Anderson.


Give Anytime - Step Up For COD

You can give at anytime online, or by clicking the Donate Now icon found throughout the site.

For Information on any of the giving opportunities found here, or if you have questions and would like to talk to someone at the Foundation, call 760.773.2561 or e-mail Christine Anderson.