Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College Foundation

The Mission of the Bakersfield College Foundation is to expand access and opportunity for students of all ages; improve the quality and diversity of instructional offerings; support the professional development of an outstanding faculty and staff; purchase leading edge technology for classrooms and learning laboratories; and enhance College facilities to create an efficient and stimulating learning environment.

The Bakersfield College Foundation is currently responsible for the management of funds (nearly $22 million) for more than 400 campus organizations, individuals, and endowments. Income from investments, plus additional donations, allowed the Foundation to give over $510,000 to 530 students in scholarships and student aid in 2009-2010.

Read about the Renegade Fund Guidelines.

Contact Us!

Name Position Email Phone Location
Tom Gelder Director, BC Foundation & Institutional Development (661) 395-4840
Heather Pennella Donor Relations Coordinator (661) 395-4885
LEV 13
Courtney Carter Executive Secretary (661) 395-4800
LEV 11
Deborah Zuech Department Assistant III, BC Foundation (661) 395-4845
LEV 12
Susan Hubbell Financial Information Manager (661) 395-4929

Mailing Address:

Bakersfield College Foundation
1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Phone Numbers:

Main: (661) 395-4800
Fax: (661) 395-4628

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.

John F. Kennedy