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; 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.

News & Announcements

Michael O'Doherty

August 27, 2014 - Commercial Realty Advisors announced today the addition of Michael O’Doherty as Chief Operating Officer, a move that supports both the growth and management of the company.


“We are delighted Michael has joined us,” said Vincent Roche, President of Cushman & Wakefield | Pacific. “We are growing our platform for providing superior commercial real estate brokerage services to property owners and occupiers in the San Joaquin Valley, Santa Clarita, Lancaster/Palmdale, and the central coast. Michael is skilled at building meaningful relationships with his clients, a skill that will transfer to the recruitment of talent, and he brings strong organization skills, which will help execute our growth plans over the next ten years.”


Mr. O’Doherty originally came to the Central Valley to be member of the Fresno State Football team. Since then, he’s gone on to earn a Master’s Degree in Business and to develop a résumé that spans more than 20 years in the financial services industry. He possess extensive knowledge about commercial real estate underwriting and financing; fire, life, and casualty aspects of the insurance industry; and business operations in a multi-office environment. He also served active duty with the United States Marine Corps, and after college was a member of the California National Guard.

Cushman & Wakefield | Pacific hired Mr. O’Doherty to help fulfill its vision of growing an already impressive company into market leader status in all the markets it serves.

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