Celebrating 40 Years!

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 more. We'll pay tribute to the leaders, contributions, and special moments over the years.

Help celebrate the Foundation's 40th Birthday by making a financial contribution. Unless otherwise selected, all Anniversary donations will be allocated to the Oxnard College Basic Needs program enabling students to continue their studies, despite the financial hardships they're facing.

Click to make a 40th Anniversary Donation


Investing in Limitless Potential

Removing all barriers to pursuing educational goals is the driving force of the Foundation's scholarship program. Partnering with generous partners, the Foundation awards over $200,000 in scholarship grants to Oxnard College students. These awards are investments in each scholarship recipient's future. The return on investment is limitless, as the potential each recipient possesses is family and community changing.

Recent changes to the scholarship grant program provide students with more time to complete applications, an easier-to-complete application, and direct access to receiving financial awards.

Learn more about OCF Scholarship Grants

Interested in reviewing scholarships?

Be a part of the Foundation's most rewarding volunteer experience.

Join the team of Foundation staff and board members, campus faculty and administration, and community leaders who select scholarship recipients. By volunteering to be an OCF Scholarship Selection Committee member, you will be supporting student success, connecting with your community, and learning about the stories of our Oxnard College students. Be an advocate for Oxnard College students and sign up today to be a Committee member..

The Foundation is hosting a Scholarship Reviewer Social on March 22 to celebrate the Condor spirit and preview the application review process. The event is not mandatory, yet a great chance to meet fellow leaders who believe in Oxnard College students.

Join the team of Scholarship Reviewers

The mission of the Oxnard College Foundation is to provide support to campus development, student scholarships, educational programs, and other college needs in order to promote the progressive and continuing advancement of Oxnard College, to further educational excellence and enable the college to serve as an exemplary multi-cultural community resource.


Advancing Campus Exposure

The OC Foundation proudly supports the growth and advancement of campus programs. Contributions made during the 2022/2023 school year represent nearly $100,000 in financial commitments. As these programs provide exceptional service to students, they're actively expanding their presence on campus and in the local community. The following Oxnard College campus partners have been awarded support this year:

Academic Affairs

Athletic Alumni Association

Career Center

First Year Experience (FYE)

Library & Resource Center

Marketing & Outreach

Oxnard Male Educational Goal Achievement (OMEGA)

Performing Arts

Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE)

STEM Alumni Association

TRIO Student Success Services

University Transfer Center

Visit the Foundation's new website!

The new website made its debut in late September. The site features a great deal of information about the Foundation and its operations, scholarships, Marketplace, events, and giving.

Visit www.OxnardCollegeFoundation.org on a regular basis.


Inspiring Community

The weekly Marketplace serves the local community but, in of itself, is a community. The final three months of 2022 featured special events for the entire community to enjoy. The first was the Trick-or-Treat event in October, which featured games, activities, and distributing lots of candy. Radio Lazer hosted a live remote. November’s event displayed gratitude to marketplace vendors. In addition to liven entertainment, a team of students, staff, and board personally visited with vendors, handing each a breakfast box. December's event featured Santa and the Grinch, who helped distribute toys to 1,000 young children. Special thanks to Juarez Tacos and Radio Lazer for helping place bright smiles on so many children throughout the day.

The Community Marketplace is open Sundays from 8am-3pm. Shop for household items, gifts, food, and grab something to eat from 100+ vendors on the Oxnard College campus. For more details, go to www.oxnardcollegefoundation.org/marketplace.

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New Executive Director

The Foundation added a new director to its team. Pete Parker replaced Connie Owens, whom after 23 years, retired in May 2022.

Commonly referred by students as "Spidey," Pete relocated after spending 26 years leading non-profit organizations in Reno, Nevada. Before joining the OC Foundation, Pete was instrumental in advancing organizations such as Pathways to Aviation, F C Cancer Foundation, American Heart Association, and Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks).

He's an executive board member for charitable organizations, including My Hometown Heroes, Circle of Change Leadership Foundation, and the Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation of Arizona. He's an Ambassador for the West Ventura County Business Alliance and recently completed the Leadership Oxnard program.

Pete enjoys addressing issues and creating opportunities with his impressive fellow staff members, including:

Jackie McKenzie, Controller

Maria Olivares, Marketplace

Ariane Perez, Scholarships and Outreach

Meet the OC Foundation Board of Directors

Mike Barber, Board President

Matt Taylor, President Elect

Brenda Heredia, Secretary

Oscar Cobian, Acting Oxnard College President

Robert Cabral, VP of Finance/Treasurer

Robert England, VP of Operations

Yolanda Benitez

Damaris Figueroa, Student Representative

Jim Gilmer

Jonathan Light

Jeff McKenzie

Alex Nguyen

Maureen Rodriguez

Ramon Tejada

Special Thanks to Retiring Board Members

The Oxnard College Foundation recognizes the following leaders for their service as board members. Collectively, they represent over 70 years of board leadership. Even more impressive, the passion and dedication they individually placed upon Oxnard College can never be measured.

Teresa Elenes-Waisman

Florence LaManno

Joe Milligan

Their legacies will be felt by generations of Oxnard College students and alumni.

Oxnard College Foundation

4000 S. Rose Ave.

Oxnard, CA 93033

(805) 678-5889

[email protected]


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