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, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Luminary Level

$15,000+
  • Curated Cabrillo Experience
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Benefactor Level

$10,000+
  • Pizza Party at the home of Claire Biancalana and
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Trustee Level

$5,000+
  • Happy Hour at the home of Cabrillo College President Matt Wetstein
  • Plus all benefits listed below

Director Level

$2,500+
  • Culinary Student Showcase
  • Plus all benefits listed below

President’s Plus

$1,500+
  • Tapas with Teachers
  • Plus all benefits listed below

President Level

$1,000+
  • Summer Musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sunday, July 16, 2023
  • President’s Holiday Party, December 1, 2023
  • 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)
"Cabrillo is the gateway to a better, more fulfilling future for all, no matter what their circumstances."

– Karen Cogswell, Cabrillo Foundation Board Member/President Circle Co-chair

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