Empowering Students to Thrive

When we fund College of the Desert students’ basic needs, we empower them to overcome obstacles and pursue their dreams. By investing in their education and well-being, we are not only transforming individual lives but also enriching our communities and creating a more equitable society. Together, we can make a lasting impact and pave the way for a brighter future.

California’s higher cost of living has left students with significant financial barriers to college completion, including tuition, technology, textbooks, childcare and food and housing insecurity. We thank you all for supporting the Fund for Student Success. Because of you, thousands of low-income students can complete their studies because they have their essential needs met, allowing them to begin their climb up the economic ladder.

I personally want to congratulate everyone who has contributed to and been a part of the COD Foundation’s success for the past 40 years. When we provide comprehensive access to education, we produce a professional workforce to strengthen our Valley’s social and economic infrastructure. We believe that no student should miss out on a class or find they are unable to complete an assignment due to a lack of supplies, books or equipment. You, too, can Empower COD Students to Spread Their Wings.

Diane Rubin
Chair, COD Foundation Board of Directors

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