Who We Are

About the Antelope Valley College Foundation

The Antelope Valley College Foundation is the nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) established in 1993 to receive and administer gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, in support of the college. For more than 20 years, the Antelope Valley College Foundation has supported students by funding their pursuits towards higher education, providing resources to help with their success.  The mission of its volunteer board of community leaders is to increase resources, raise funds and create friends and partnerships in support of education at AVC.

Here, our students have embarked upon the journey of a lifetime. We hope you will consider investing in AVC by ensuring that we can provide extraordinary learning opportunities to students for generations to come.

Supported by staff, faculty, alumni and many generous community members, the Antelope Valley College Foundation works to build our campus community.  By supporting the Antelope Valley College Foundation you can make a difference in the lives of our students and our community.

  • Contributions to the Foundation qualify for state and federal tax deductions and for estate tax savings.
  • The Foundation is independently audited and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom live and work in the communities served by the Antelope Valley Community College District of north Los Angeles county.

The Foundation is Growing

Established as part of the District’s Institutional Advancement Office, the AVC Foundation Office works together with the college’s public relations, marketing and alumni relations program to create synergies of community support for AVC.

Since the Office of Institutional Advancement was established in 2002, the AVC Foundation has:

  • Increased its net assets from $400,000 to $3,8 million
  • Grown an endowment of more than $2 million
  • Annual philanthropic contributions to the Foundation have grown from $296,000 in 2002 to nearly $700,000 in 2013.
  • Financial support provided to the college from the foundation (scholarships, direct student aid, programs, etc.) was $565,857.00 by mid-June, 2013.

Ethics: Statement of Core Values

As members of the Antelope Valley College Foundation, we affirm the following care values:

Integrity.  Our organizations’ activities, services, and programs are consistent with our stated mission, compatible with our organizational capacity, respectful of the interests of our varied constituencies, and managed with the highest level of professionalism.

Respect and Dignity.  We respect the dignity and autonomy of each person, and the integrity, privacy, pride, beliefs, and cultures of our varied constituencies:  the people we serve, faculty, staff, students, volunteers, the community, and others.  Policies that govern our working relationships with these constituencies (e.g., client confidentially, fair process) reflect this commitment.

Good Citizenship.  We comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  We keep the broader interests of the community in mind even as we advance our specific interests, and look for opportunities to become partners with those working in the private and public sectors.  We value respectful, reasoned dialogue with one another when we disagree.

Care and Loyalty.  We enable our individual board members to exercise their duties of care and loyalty.  Individual board members are reasonably informed and participate in board decisions in good faith.  They do not use their position for individual personal advantage.

Truth-telling and Openness.  We provide truthful information about our mission, program activities, use of donations, and finances.  We are accessible and responsive to members of the public who express an interest in the affairs of the foundation.

Accountability.  The true measure of our success is whether individual lives – and our communities – change for the better as a result of our work.  Being mission-focused, producing measurable outcomes, conducting program evaluations, and developing and maintaining sound financial management are important elements of our accountability

Stewardship.  We are able to accomplish our mission through the generosity of others.  We respect donor’s intentions and restrictions on the use of their gifts, and promote responsible stewardship of the resources they entrust to us for the accomplishment of our work.

Excellence.  We support and encourage visionary governance, exemplary management, excellent service and program delivery, and exceptional staff.  We value and uphold the highest ethical and professional standards in all working relations.

Bylaws

Download the AVC Foundation Bylaws.

Policies and Procedures

Download the AVC Foundation Policies and Procedures.

3041 W Ave K • Lancaster, CA 93536 • 661.722.6300, extension 6391 • Fax: 661.722.6550 • foundation@avc.edu

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