President’s Circle

With your support of the President's Circle, the Cabrillo College Foundation provided Cabrillo College with $2,632,008

The President’s Circle program raises unrestricted funds for the college’s areas of greatest need. The funds support the enable the foundation to offer scholarships to students, provide support for student services, and educate the community’s workforce. President’s Circle members are part of the Cabrillo “family” that plays a critical role in the success of the foundation and the college.

In appreciation, members are invited to participate in a number of unique events such as a reception with Cabrillo College President Matt Wetstein and Cabrillo Stage Musical, holiday party at the historic Sesnon House, historical tour led by famed Cabrillo College Emeritus Historian Sandy Lydon, and invitations to other exclusive President’s Circle events.

Message from the President

You are invited to join the President's Circle

Cabrillo College is designed to give those who’ve experienced a lifetime of unequal opportunity an on-ramp to a post-secondary education — an education that provides potential to build a better life.

Donations to Cabrillo are investments in the human potential of our students and the wider community we serve.

The Cabrillo College Foundation helps by providing student support at every level to further ease the financial barrier to attending college.

Gifts to the President’s Circle enable the foundation to support campus programs, faculty grants, and scholarships that keep our learning community on the cutting edge.

If you would like more information on how to join the President’s Circle please contact Caitlin Bonura at 831.479.6124 or via email: Caitlin Bonura.

Levels of Memberships

President’s Circle Membership Levels and Benefits
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Luminary Level

  • Homemade pizza party at the home of Claire Biancalana and Bill Kelsay
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Benefactor Level

  • Feasting with Faculty: an elegant dinner party with short presentations from leading Cabrillo instructors
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Trustee Level

  • Happy Hour at the home of Cabrillo College President Matt Wetstein
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Director Level

  • Magnificent five-course Winemaker’s gourmet dinner created and served by Cabrillo culinary students, paired with an array of wines, at the historic Sesnon House
  • Plus all benefits listed below

President’s Plus

  • Party at Ag Tech and Horticulture Center on campus and talks from faculty
  • Plus all benefits listed below

President Level

  • President’s Holiday Party, December 4, 2020
  • President’s Circle Reception and tickets to Cabrillo Stage Summer Musical
  • Historical Tour led by Sandy Lydon
  • Recognition on the Sesnon House President’s Circle plaque
  • Recognition in the Cabrillo College Foundation Annual Report
  • Invitations to special Cabrillo College events
  • Cabrillo College parking pass and Library card(upon request)
  • Cabrillo Horticulture Department plant pre-sale pass (upon request)
"We know our gift to Cabrillo will offer a significant return on investment for our community and for the individuals fulfilling their lifetime pursuits."

– David Heald, Cabrillo Foundation Board Member/President and CEO Santa Cruz County Bank