One of the most prized accomplishments of the Basin has been the founding, creation and extremely successful operation of Copper Mountain College. This began with the Friends of Copper Mountain and today, its predecessor, Copper Mountain College Foundation exists to maximize educational opportunities for students by providing the financial resources to support the programs, activities and facilities of Copper Mountain Community College District..
Over the last year, the Foundation’s achievements in maintaining its mission resulted in meeting students’ basic needs such as serving the K.C. Special, a hunger free campus program that provides a hearty bowl of soup at Bruce’s Place to ANY current student at ANY time. Last year, 7,939 meals were served to ensure students go to class ready to learn. In addition the Foundation provided 29,465 bus rides on Morongo Basin Transit Authority (MBTA) and leased the childcare center adjacent to campus to Neverland Childcare Center that provides low cost daycare to qualified students. Furthermore, the CMC Foundation distributed $167,755 in scholarships for incoming and continuing students.
The Foundations ability to continue building on successes for students is greatly dependent on your support. You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Fall Dinner on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in the Bell Center. The Basin’s very own Dawn Rowe, San Bernardino County Supervisor for the Third District, will be the featured speaker and will share her vision of the challenges and opportunities for the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities. The College’s new Superintendent/President, Dr. Daren Otten, is also looking forward to meeting you at the dinner.
For more information or to purchase tickets please call 760-366-3791 ext. 4200 or go to the website at www.cmccd.edu/foundation.