About Us

What is the Saddleback College Foundation Mission? 

The mission of the Saddleback College Foundation is to enhance the quality of higher education by gaining financial support for academic, athletic and cultural programs of Saddleback College.

How does the Foundation support Saddleback College?

The Foundation initiates and coordinates college and community fund raising in support of Saddleback College and its students. By raising funds for scholarships and other programs, which directly benefit students, the Foundation is committed to increasing student success and the enhancing the excellent education offered by Saddleback College. This past year the Foundation awarded $732,000 in scholarships.

Who are the Foundation?

Guided by a group of dedicated community leaders who advocate for the college, the Foundation strives to make higher education attainable for all in South Orange County. Click here to see a list of our Board of Governors

The Saddleback College Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as an IRS 501(c)3, Tax ID #33-0390547.


Dr. Donald Rickner


Dr. Donald Rickner View profile information for Staff Member
Executive Director Saddleback College Foundation
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Sheri Wenzel View profile information for Staff Member

Senior Accounting Specialist
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Emily Cramer View profile information for Staff Member

Development Assistant
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Judy Davila View profile information for Staff Member
Development Assistant
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