Bakersfield College

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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
  • 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 more than $510,000 to 530 students in scholarships and student aid in 2009-10.

For more information, read about the Renegade Fund Guidelines (PDF).


Visit the Bakersfield College Foundation's website to make a donation and support the mission of the Foundation.


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Mailing Address

Bakersfield College Foundation
1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93305

Phone Numbers

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


Name Position Email Phone Location
Tom Gelder Director, BC Foundation & Institutional Development (661) 395-4840
Heather Pennella Alumni and Donor Relations Manager (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
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