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!

Tom Gelder, Executive Director

Heather Pennella, Donor Relations Coordinator

Courtney Carter, Executive Secretary

Debbie Zuech, Department Assistant III

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
Kern Community College District