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2020 Fall FUNdraising Week

You will learn something, we will share their joys and trials and hopefully together we will make their journey a bit easier.

Welcome to Copper Mountain College Foundation’s virtual FUNdraising week, September 12-19, 2020. Our goal for this week is to raise $20,000 for CMC’s Health Sciences Department. During our Covid-19 pandemic, we are acutely aware of our community’s need for well-trained nurses, emergency medical technicians, and first responders. CMC is proud of our students, many of which are now, and will be, doing clinical rotations through local facilities like Hi-Desert Medical Center, Morongo Basin Healthcare District, Desert Oasis Healthcare Group, Morongo Basin Ambulance, San Bernardino County Fire Department, Desert Regional Medical Center, JFK Memorial Hospital, Telecare Riverside County Crisis Stabilization Unit and the Robert E. Busch Naval Hospital as well as our alumni who bravely serve our family and friends in the Morongo Basin and beyond.

Did you know that over 70% of California’s nurses graduate from a California Community College. Although CMC is the smallest of California Community Colleges, for 2019-20 our Nursing Program had a 99.5% success rate and 99.5% retention rate (Data-Source: local MIS data. https://sites.google.com/site/researchcmcnow/discipline-data/nursing Success Rate is represented by all A,B,C,P students divided by Graded Students(A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,W). Retention Rate is represented by all A,B,C,D,F,P,NP students divided by Graded Students(A,B,C,D,F,P,NP,W)

The Foundation is committed to maintaining this level of student success. Just this past year the Foundation funded ATI Testing for all VN students, bought three new training mannequins, established the Jeff Tabor Memorial EMT Scholarship, administered the Deavah Woodley Memorial RN Scholarship, provided Covid relief funding to the 2021 Class of Vocational Nurses, and updated the science labs on campus. Traditionally, the Foundation hosts a Fall Fundraising Dinner in September to raise the necessary funds for these expenditures. However, with the current state of affairs, our team has found it necessary to shift to a virtual event. With that being said, we want to make it fun, after all FUNdraising means having fun while doing good.

So for the these 8 days we will have fun and focus on CMC’s Health Science Department, its needs, the students, programs and facilities. You will learn something, we will share their joys and trials and hopefully together we will make their journey a bit easier.

Aside from raising money for our students’ needs, we will be having social media contests, an online silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a final toast LIVE on ZOOM Saturday evening at 6 pm. Watch for the daily email, enjoy the videos, participate in the contests, share our stories, and above all please DONATE. As Jackie Mutcheson said, “It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.”

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