10th Anniversary for Adopt A Fifth Grader Program

June 14, 2017

Record Breaking Year for Adopt A Fifth Grader Program

The Mendocino College Foundation began administering the program in 2007 from Hopland Elementary School with one AAFG recipient. The program has steadily grown each year and donors continue to support the program year-after-year. 

Gala Wine Festival to Feature the BEST of Mendocino County

June 8, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Mendocino College Athletic Field under the REALLY BIG TENT

Don’t forget to join all the fun on August 12 at the Gala Wine Festival. Our event partner this year is the Mendocino County Winegrowers Association and the event will be held under the really big tent on the Mendocino College Athletic Field. Go to to purchase your $50 tickets today! 

Save the Date for the Gala Wine Festival

May 24, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Mendocino College Athletic Field
under the REALLY BIG tent


The Mendocino College Foundation’s annual Gala will be held on Saturday, August 12 and will showcase the BEST of MENDOCINO COUNTY. The best food, wine, beer, champagne and gifts.  The event will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. on the Athletic Field on the Ukiah campus. Admission is $50 per person and can be purchased at

Five New Directors Join the Mendocino College Foundation Board

March 27, 2017

By Lynda Myers

The Mendocino College Foundation Board of Directors recently welcomed five new members: Jamey Gill of Kelseyville, Todd McMahon of Calpella, Lynn Chevalier of Ukiah, Travis Scott of Philo, and Irma E. Turner of Redwood Valley.

Mendocino College Foundation LaRue Kobrin Memorial Scholarship

February 10, 2017

by Lynda Myers and Katie Fairbairn

Originally a farm girl from Palisade, Nebraska, LaRue Kobrin arrived in Fort Bragg with her husband and life partner, Frank Bender in 1974. Although she held a doctorate in psychology from the University of Colorado, Kobrin did not have any academic aspirations at that time, according to her longtime friend, Deborah White. Instead, White said, “She became the manager of Captain Flint's fish and chips restaurant, 'an institution' on the Coast. LaRue was perfectly at home as a manager: she was practical, down-to-earth, and always very likeable.

Helping Students Succeed One Book at a Time

February 8, 2017

Karen L. Gilmore ESL (English as a Second Language) Book Award

On Thursday, February 2nd ESL Instructor Euline Olinger provided three of her students with a much needed Karen L. Gilmore ESL Book voucher.  

The Mendocino College Foundation established the ESL Book Award in 2011 at the request of Sarah Walsh, ESL Professor.  The award is a book scholarship which provides financial assistance to students.  Eligible students are enrolled in noncredit ESL classes and are not eligible for any other college awards or scholarship.  

#GivingTuesday Success @ Mendocino College

December 2, 2016

Over $3,000 Raised to Support the Food Pantry

On Tuesday, November 29, Mendocino College Students took part in the college’s first annual Giving Tuesday event. All of the proceeds will be used to purchase non-perishable food for the on-campus food pantry.

Fort Bragg Rotary Will Match Your Money!

November 16, 2016

Adopt A Fifth-Grader sponsorship is $700. For every $500 donation, Fort Bragg Rotary will provide a $200 match to sponsor a Fort Bragg 5th Grade student.

The Mendocino College Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with Fort Bragg Rotary in support of Adopt A Fifth-Grader, a program that helps motivate students at a young age to continue on to higher education by providing financial incentive; a $1,000 scholarship to Mendocino College upon graduation from high school.

Lake County 5th Graders Receive Scholarships

July 21, 2016

The annual Adopt A Fifth Grader award program is designed to motivate young students to graduate from high school and attend college.

Mendocino College Foundation John Bogner Fine Arts Scholarship

July 20, 2016

The late John Bogner was a beloved Foundation Director and community leader. A perpetual award, the John Bogner Fine Arts Scholarship, was established to honor his love for theatre and music.


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