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    Ventura College was the first community college in California to offer a tuition Promise Program with the support of public and private donors to the Ventura College Foundation.

    Since its inception in 2007, more than $4 million in tuition costs have been covered. 

    VC Promise’s success served as a model for the creation of the statewide California College Promise Program in 2017.  The state program aimed to enable Ventura College to cover tuition and fees for eligible incoming first-year, first-time, full-time students for up to two years at VC, until this academic year.

    State budget cuts caused a shortfall in Promise funding in 2022 and future state funding is on shaky ground.

    To ensure that our pioneering program meets its financial commitment for the 2022-23 academic year, the VC Foundation will launch a fundraising campaign for the VC Promise on March 1st, with the goal of raising:

    $40,000 by April 30th


    Investing into the futures of hardworking VC students will:

    • Remove financial barriers
    • Increase access to a quality education
    • Eliminate equity gaps in academic achievement
    • Empower students to succeed & achieve their dreams

    "The Ventura College Promise was a huge contributing factor when it came to me being able to afford attending Ventura College.  Without it, I don't know how I would have paid for college."

    - Daisy Castillo, VC Alumni & VC Foundation VC Promise, Textbook & Scholarship Recipient

    Thank you for considering a gift in support of the VC Promise.  Your generosity is an investment in the vitality of our region and creates life-changing opportunities for Ventura College students like Daisy.

    Every donation makes a difference, and we are grateful for your support. Thank you!


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    The Ventura College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity. EIN: 77-0037747. 

    To make your donation by mail, please make your check* payable to theVentura College Foundation 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003

    *On the memo line of the check, please write "VC Promise".

    For further information about supporting the VC Foundation's VC Promise Campaign with a gift of stock or mutual fund shares, a donor-advised fund, a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA, or an estate gift, please contact Gerry Pantoja, Director of Philanthropy at the Ventura College Foundation, at 805.289.6158 or by email at [email protected].

    Learn About Us:

    4667 Telegraph Rd | Ventura, CA 93003 | 805.289.6461 | [email protected]

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