Foundation News

First donor reception a success

The OC Foundation hosted its first donor reception in quite a while last night, in conjunction with the OC LIVE event. Foundation supporters gathered in the PAB Conference Center to enjoy camaraderie, local wine, and tasty finger snacks before watching Hermanos Herrera take the stage in its incredible performance.

The reception presented an opportunity to thank the Foundation’s financial supporters for their generous contributions. President’s Circle ($1,000 and up) and Condor Club (monthly giving donors) enjoyed the opportunity […]

March 24, 2023|

Join us at the Scholarship Reviewer Social

A core purpose of the OC Foundation is student success. The Foundation strives to inspire success in a variety of ways, the most prominent being its scholarship grants program.

A key component to awarding scholarship grants to deserving students is the review and selection process. It presents a golden opportunity for campus and community members to make an extraordinary difference in the lives and directions of Oxnard College students.

The Foundation is hosting a Scholarship Reviewer Social (and Training […]

March 17, 2023|

Play Condor Madness

The OC Athletic Alumni Association and OC Foundation are co-hosting a fun March Madness contest. It’s free of charge and open to the public.

We’re celebrating the Condor Spirit by playing along with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Prizes are non-monetary, awarded to the top and last finishers, and full of OC merchandise.

The tournament starts on March 14, but all brackets must be submitted by March 16. Create your Condor Madness bracket today! Click to Play Condor […]

March 9, 2023|

Scholarship endowment created for arts students

A named endowment was recently created to award scholarship grants to visual and performing arts transfer students.

The Brownlee Family established the Emmie Brownlee Scholarship in memory of their daughter, who was fascinated by and immersed in performing arts. The contribution serves as an incredible resource for students facing financial challenges when pursuing their educational dreams.

The first recipient of the Emmie Brownlee Scholarship grant was awarded last May.

Michelle Brownlee, Emmie’s sister, represented the family when she recently presented […]

March 8, 2023|

Foundation Bulletin – March 2023

The OC Foundation’s March Bulletin was distributed today. Released on our favorite day, Foundation Friday, the bulletin provides an update of recent activities and presents opportunities and future events.

You’ll find information regarding:

  • A new named endowment
  • Monthly giving benefits
  • Transfer scholarship deadlines
  • Foundation-sponsored events

Click to read the Foundation Bulletin

March 3, 2023|

Join us at the OC Career Fair on March 7

The OC Career Center is hosting its annual Spring Job Fair on Tuesday, March 7 from 10:00am-1:00pm in the Oxnard College Quad Area.

In partnership with the City of Oxnard, West Ventura County Business Alliance, and Oxnard College’s Proyecto Exito, the event is open to the entire community. The OC Foundation is proud to sponsor the event, as it provides Oxnard College students and our community’s job seekers the opportunity to meet over 45 organizations seeking new hires. Coffee […]

March 1, 2023|

Transfer Scholarship Deadlines are approaching!

Two deadlines for the OC Foundation Transfer Scholarship are quickly approaching.

Application Deadline – March 15
Students seeking financial support when they enroll as transfer students at four-year universities must apply by March 15. Apply before time runs out!
You’re encouraged to attend scholarship application workshops. The next takes place this Friday, March 3 at 12:30pm in OE-3. RSVP ASAP!

Scholarship Reviewer Deadline – March 24
Campus and community members interested in reviewing transfer scholarships must […]

February 27, 2023|

Monthly giving provides health benefits

Did you know the act of Giving has been scientifically proven to provide health benefits for those who contribute voluntarily and/or financially to their community? Yes – it’s true! And every good habit we adopt has a lasting impact on ourselves and our communities.

We’ve learned that there’s a chemical response in your body when you do something nice. As you make your contribution, your act of generosity triggers the following chemicals:

  • Serotonin, which regulates your mood;
  • Dopamine, […]
February 24, 2023|

ZUZU African Acrobats take the OC Live stage this Thursday!

In celebration of Black History Month, OC Live presents a spectacular evening of amazement on Thursday, February 23.

Join the OC Foundation and the entire Oxnard College community at the Performing Arts Building to witness an inspiring display of artistic movement and sound. The ZUZU Acrobats are a Tanzanian troupe who base their performances on 2000 years of history. They bring modern art, culture, and passion with them everywhere they go. ZUZU celebrates their niche culture of Dar […]

February 21, 2023|

Inaugural OC STEM Alumni event a success

It didn’t take long for the newly formed OC STEM Alumni Association to find success. Thanks to the vision and leadership of Marcella Klein-Williams and Christina Hanna, the Association’s young alumni leaders coordinated an informative and engaging initial event last night.

Several STEM alumni shared their latest successes with students, faculty, campus leaders in attendance at the on-campus event. Students gained first-hand knowledge of what it takes to complete educational journeys and transition into great careers. Alumni were […]

February 8, 2023|

Foundation Bulletin – February 2023

The OC Foundation’s February Bulletin was distributed today. Released on our favorite day, Foundation Friday, the bulletin provides an update of recent activities and presents opportunities and future events.

You’ll find information regarding:

  • An exciting major donation
  • Scholarship Application and Review opportunities
  • First ever STEM Alumni event
  • Condor Club info

If you did not receive the bulletin in your email inbox, click the “Join our email list” button at the top of the screen. Click to read the Foundation […]

February 3, 2023|

Ventura Townehouse invests in OC’s Culinary Arts

Strong corporate-to-college partnerships have the ability to change lives, impact businesses, and transform communities. A shining example is the relationship between Oxnard College’s Culinary Arts Program and Ventura Townehouse.

Ventura Townehouse, which is Ventura’s premier luxury resort living community, is home to an exceptional restaurant and dining program. It’s executive chef, Bryan Gross, initiated the relationship by reaching out to Adam Hart, professor of OC’s popular culinary program. It didn’t take long for its owner, Jay Isaacs, and […]

January 30, 2023|

Meet us at the Evening Resource Fair

We’re excited to participate in tomorrow’s Spring Evening Resource Fair, taking place at the Clocktower at 5:00pm.

The Resource Fair presents a golden opportunity for students to learn about vital campus programs available to them. Each provide services and resources to help maximize their educational journey.

The OC Foundation will share important scholarship information. Be sure to ask us about our new scholarship application and tips to writing compelling applications.

January 24, 2023|

OC STEM Alumni Association to host inaugural event

Update your calendar and be sure to attend the OC STEM Alumni Association’s first-ever event on February 7 at 6pm in AA 101.

Directors of the newly formed OCSAA invite past and current students, faculty, admin, and the community to gather for an informal, yet informational evening. Student groups and campus programs will promote their offerings, while attendees can visit with one another and enjoy food and beverage.

RSVP Today!

January 23, 2023|

Scholarship workshops begin today

The Spring schedule of workshops for scholarship applicants begins today at 12pm.

Anyone seeking a scholarship for the 2023/2024 school year is welcome to join the one hour Zoom session.

The workshop will…

  • Introduce students to the OC Foundation Scholarship Grant program
  • Guide students through the application process
  • Provide tips on making applications appealing to selection committees

Gain login access to the Zoom workshop by completing this form:

For all scholarship grant information, go to

January 13, 2023|

Foundation turns 40 years young

The Oxnard College Foundation was established in January 1983 by a group of committed campus and community leaders who shared a strong passion for supporting the growth of Oxnard College and the success of its students.

In honor of the impact created by the Foundation over the past 40 years, we’ll celebrate the milestone throughout the 2023 calendar year. You’ll see the return of past programs, recognition of alumni and campus leaders, establishment of new opportunities, and much […]

January 9, 2023|

Read the First Foundation Bulletin

The OC Foundation distributed its first-ever e-bulletin today. Click here or the image to access its stories.

The first story is the announcement of the Foundation’s birthday, which is tomorrow, January 7. The OC Foundation turns 40 years old.

Additional stories provide information about:

  • Scholarships
  • Community Marketplace
  • Foundation’s new Executive Director

If you did not receive the bulletin in your email inbox, click the “Join our email list” button at the top of the screen.

January 6, 2023|

You can make a difference!

The calendar year is quickly coming to a close, but it’s not too late to make a difference  at Oxnard College.

Students are preparing for another vigorous semester, which begins on January 6th. With your support, they’ll gain an extra advantage when focusing on their education.

Unless you choose otherwise, we’re encouraging all donors to select the Oxnard College Student Support Fund – Phil Greene Memorial for their year end contributions. […]

December 26, 2022|

Santa delivers toys at the Marketplace

The final Marketplace of the year was its largest, as Santa and the Grinch teamed up to celebrate the Holidays for the local community. Thanks to generous donors, especially Juarez Tacos and Radio Lazer, over 1,000 children received toys at today’s Marketplace.

The biggest shopping day also featured fun games and live entertainment.

As we close the calendar year, we thank each Community Marketplace vendor for helping Oxnard College students pursue their educational and career dreams through scholarships and […]

December 18, 2022|

Battalion 58 cadets earn scholarships

Today marked an incredible day for the OC Foundation. The OC Fire Academy’s Battalion 58 convened at the Performing Arts Building for graduation in front of a full auditorium.

Following the hour-long and impressive video, the cadets were honored in a number of ways. The Foundation had the privilege of awarding scholarship grants, based on completed applications. Ten cadets received a total of $18,000 in financial support.

Congratulations to the recipients and […]

December 16, 2022|

OC Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations being accepted

Nominate an outstanding former Condor to the Oxnard College Athletic Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

The 2nd Annual OCAAA Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for May 26 at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Conference Center.

Complete the OCAAA Hall of Fame Nomination Form by the end of the year.

December 12, 2022|

Celebrating the State Champs

The Oxnard College Men’s soccer team won the California State Championship Title in a match against defending champions Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) on Sunday with a final score of 2-1. The competition was held by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and hosted by American River College in Sacramento. Oxnard College last appeared in the state championship in 2015 when its Condors defeated Evergreen Valley College […]

December 9, 2022|

Our Giving Tuesday Drive

Giving Tuesday, a national one-day celebration of charitable giving, arrives onto the Oxnard College campus on Tuesday, November 29. Alumni, staff, faculty, and members of the greater community are invited to make a difference through a contribution to the OC Foundation. The end recipients of the day’s generosity are students who are in dire need of financial assistance.

The Oxnard College Foundation’s highest priority is to ensure students’ needs […]

November 28, 2022|

We Appreciate our Marketplace Vendors

Yesterday’s Community Marketplace was simply incredible. The OC Foundation is incredibly thankful for the vendors who participate in the weekly Marketplace. As a small token of our appreciation, OC Foundation staff and board members, as well as leaders from the OC Associated Student Government visited each vendor. In saying thank you for their participation, we handed out boxes containing breakfast and items provided by vendors and local small businesses. It was a great opportunity for students to […]

November 21, 2022|

Spreading Thanks at Sunday’s Marketplace

The OC Foundation is excited to spend the day recognizing the vendors and patrons who make the weekly Oxnard College Community Marketplace so special.

We’re thankful for our vendors and will remind them that, through their vendor fees, they’re changing the lives of students through scholarship grants. These awards enable students to pursue and achieve their educational and career goals. The Marketplace is linked to hundreds of success stories achieved by past and current students.

The day will begin […]

November 16, 2022|

Light recognized as Who’s Who

We’re excited to announce that Jon Light, a member of the OC Foundation Board of Directors, was named as a Who’s Who in Professional Services by the Pacific Coast Business Times.

Currently in his third year of leadership on the Foundation Board, Jon is the chair of the Public Relations Committee.

Here’s how the Pacific Coast Business Times described Jon in its October 28, 2022 issue:

Jonathan Light is the managing attorney […]

November 14, 2022|

Rams earn a win at Oxnard College

The LA Rams visited Oxnard College yesterday to earn another victory. Led by its Head of Employee Experience, Oracio Galindo, the national championship franchise created an indelible impact on the College and its students during First Generation College Day.

Hosted by the Oxnard College Career Center, Galindo participated in a Question/Answer exchange with Director of Athletics, Jonas Crawford. The two of them delivered an awe-aspiring dialogue, where Oracio described his educational and career journeys, provided a detailed overview […]

November 9, 2022|

Creating the OC Alumni Network

For nearly 50 years, Oxnard College has been an incubator of professional, civic, community, and family vibrance. As the school nears its 50th anniversary in 2025, the OC Foundation is creating the Oxnard College Alumni Network.

We’ve forming an opportunity for all past Oxnard College students to recapture fond memories, reconnect with fellow alumni, share advice and mentor students, and contribute to the vibrancy of this great institution. As the Foundation manages the Alumni Network, the entire initiative […]

November 8, 2022|

LA Rams to talk Careers with OC students

Representatives from NFL Champions, the LA Rams, are visiting with Oxnard College students tomorrow, November 8 in the Performing Arts Building. Students will learn about internships and career possibilities with the LA Rams and professional sports.

The OC Foundation is pleased to sponsor the event, which provides an opportunity for students to network with professionals, recognize the transferability of their skills into sports management, and celebrate the LA Rams.

While it may […]

November 7, 2022|

Dia de los Muertos at Oxnard College

An incredible event celebrating Dia de los Muertos was held on the Oxnard College campus on Friday, October 28. Thanks to a collaborative planning effort between Oxnard College, El Rio School District, Inlakech Cultural Arts Center, Santa Paula Unified School District, and CA Poets in the Schools, the event attracted hundreds of community members. The OC Foundation is pleased to co-sponsor this event with FOMAT Medical Research, Port of Hueneme, Ruby’s Mexican Restaurant, La Tolteca Tortilla Company, […]

November 1, 2022|

Foundation Volunteer Opportunity – Review Scholarships

The 2023/2024 scholarship grants application period officially started on October 3, the earliest in Foundation history. This and other improvements made to the OCF scholarship program are expected to significantly increase the number of applicants. This is tremendous news for students and it creates a golden opportunity to increase our pool of scholarship grant application reviewers.

The OC Foundation is actively recruiting volunteers to participate in the scholarship grant review and selection process. Each reviewer can expect to […]

October 26, 2022|

Treats Galore at the Marketplace

Sunday’s Marketplace was an extraordinary event, full of treats for the entire community. For the first time since before the pandemic, the Oxnard College Community Marketplace hosted a special event during its regular Sunday program.

Thanks to our friends at Radio Lazer, outstanding student volunteers from the Automotive Technology and Dental Hygiene programs, and incredible staff members, the Marketplace entertained a large crowd of community members. Vendors welcomed children with big smiles and hands full of tasty treats. […]

October 24, 2022|

Support OC Condor Athletics

The OC Foundation is teaming up with OC Athletics to raise money for the competitive Condor athletic teams.

Each team raises money every year to cover costs which extend beyond the annual budget. Items such as jerseys, team equipment, educational resources, coaching, and unscheduled travel impact a team’s ability to participate in events and, in some cases, achieve success.

The Foundation is managing a crowdfunding platform which the student-athletes are using to invite family, friends, and other community members […]

October 19, 2022|

Trick or Treat at the Marketplace

The Oxnard College Foundation is hosting a safe trick-or-treating family event day where children from our community this Sunday, October 23. Kids will be able to trick-or-treat while their parents shop at our amazing vendor booths. Fun carnival-style activities will be available throughout the day, including face painting, balloon artist, and more.

The Marketplace opens at 8:00am. Our friends from Radio Lazer will join us around 11am, when they’ll make frequent announcements and live interviews. They’ll help line […]

October 18, 2022|

Women’s Soccer Kicks for Cancer Game on Oct. 14

The Women’s Soccer Team is dressing up in pink for its home soccer game on Friday, October 14 against Allan Hancock at Condor Stadium.

The community is invited to watch the Lady Condors and wear pink, as well. The team is spreading awareness about breast cancer, encouraging everyone to get screened.

Special “Kicks for Cancer” t-shirts are available for $20. If you’re interested in purchasing a shirt, make an online […]

October 10, 2022|

Santa to the Sea Race Offer

The OC Foundation received a special offer from Santa to the Sea, which funds a significant number of scholarships to Oxnard College students every year.

Santa to the Sea is celebrating its 15th Annual Run. This event started in 2003 as a toy drive to celebrate the relocation of the world’s largest Santa Claus from Carpentaria to Oxnard. Since then it’s grown into a robust running event, toy drive, and community fundraiser. Santa to the Sea includes a […]

October 7, 2022|

Initial scholarship workshop on October 14

The Oxnard College Foundation is hosting a workshop to describe changes to the 2022/2023 OCF Scholarship Application. The one hour session will take place on October 14 at 11:00am in LLRC 101.

All are welcome.

Learn more about the OC Foundation scholarship program at

The Foundation will be collaborating with different departments and organizations on campus to offer in-person and Zoom workshops throughout the application season. Workshop information and OC Foundation Fridays via Zoom will be posted shortly […]

October 6, 2022|

Scholarship Application period begins

Scholarship applications for the 2023/2024 school year are open. If you’re planning to start your education at Oxnard College, continue or return to OC, or set to transfer, the OC Foundation offers scholarships to help you achieve your educational goals. Learn about the many available scholarships by visiting our Scholarships webpage. In addition to the long list, you’ll gain access to key resources and tips to earning scholarships.

Apply for scholarships on our NextGen Scholarship portal.

October 4, 2022|

Welcome to the OCF website!

Welcome to the new Oxnard College Foundation website.

We’ve enjoyed our presence on the website for years, but have outgrown our presence. A standalone website allows us to be creative with how we share information, promote opportunities and achievements, and inspire engagement.

The website is designed by Moni Design, a local web, graphic design, and internet marketing agency. We worked closely with Monika, who guided us through an efficient process to illustrate the Foundation’s […]

September 26, 2022|
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