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On August 6, 2020 Blackbaud, the software company that provides data management services for the SRJC Foundation, confirmed that in May 2020 they had discovered - and stopped - a ransomware attack on their computer systems and that SRJC Foundation data was compromised. No credit card, bank account, or other information of that nature was involved because the SRJC Foundation does not store that information in the Blackbaud database. However, as a best practice, data security experts recommend that individuals remain vigilant by reviewing their account statements and credit reports closely and reporting any suspicious activities. 

CLICK HERE for more information regarding the 2020 Blackbaud Data Incident

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SRJC Receives $500,000 Grant for Shone Farm's Sustainable Agriulture Programs

July 7, 2020 (Santa Rosa, CA) – Following the passing of long-time Petaluma dairy farmer Alvin James Hansen in 2011, his estate formed a Foundation to honor his passion for agricultural education programs serving youth. The Trustees of the Alvin James Hansen Foundation recognized that SRJC is in a unique position to train and educate the next generation of students to advance sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in Sonoma County. The group was excited to collaborate with the SRJC Foundation Ag Trust and the SRJC Ag and Natural Resources Department to award a $500,000 grant establishing the SRJC Shone Farm Agricultural Education Fund.

Founded in 1969, the SRJC Ag and Natural Resources department has grown to be one of the largest community college agriculture programs in California with more than 3,000 students enrolled annually across nine different programs offering a variety of certificates, associated degrees, and transfer majors.  SRJC’s   Shone Farm, a 365-acre learning outdoor laboratory with farmland, pasture, vineyards, and riparian forest, has been undergoing a pivotal shift to an instructional and experiential student-centered campus.

The generous multi-year grant from The Alvin J. Hansen Foundation will provide flexible funding allowing the farm to sustain, enhance, and increase student enterprise projects, student internships, outreach to pre-collegiate youth, instructional equipment & supplies, and other special projects. The funds will be distributed over three years and require a $500,000 match. The Hansen Trust awarded an initial gift of $175,000 and will match the remaining amount over time. The SRJC Foundation Ag Trust is actively pursuing match funding and is optimistic that other major donors will step up to support the future of agricultural education in Sonoma County.

“The Trustees of the Alvin James Hansen Foundation are pleased to honor Alvin Hansen’s vision by partnering with the SRJC Foundation to support agricultural education at Shone Farm. Alvin Hansen was passionate in his support for youth in agriculture and the Sustainable Agriculture Center at Shone Farm will provide quality agricultural education for future generations,” said Thom Knudsen on behalf of the Trustees.

Benjamin Goldstein, SRJC Dean of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Culinary, said, “We are beyond grateful for the vision and confidence of the Hansen Foundation. This partnership and funding will honor Mr. Hansen’s legacy with support for agricultural education in our community for many years to come.”

Fundraising to support all students and programs at SRJC is directed by the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation. Through its advocacy, fundraising, investment management, and stewardship of funds, the Foundation helps SRJC to provide access to high-quality college education and support for the workforce of the future.

For more information about the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation and ways to support students, faculty, and programs, visit foundation.santarosa.edu or contact Executive Director J Mullineaux at 707-527-4797 or jmullineaux@santarosa.edu.

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SRJC CRISIS RESPONSE FUND

SRJC is committed to responding to the ongoing coronavirus crisis by supporting our students in need. In addition to missing important classes and valuable learning opportunities, many SRJC students are missing work and suffering financial challenges without regular income. During campus closure, some do not have access to food, shelter, medical and mental health care, childcare, and other support resources.

The SRJC Foundation has established the SRJC Crisis Response Fund to help our students pay rent and bills, provide food, and support their families as they go without work and access to important services. Please help us to support a variety of basic needs so that we can continue transforming lives through education and preparing the workforce of the future! #SRJCstrong #SRJCfuerte

To Give: https://santarosajc.ejoinme.org/crisisfund

To Apply (Students): https://resources.santarosa.edu/crisis-response-fund

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PLEASE NOTE - ALL SPRING 2020 EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

2021 Agstravaganza celebrating the 50th Anniversary of SRJC Ag/NR and honoring Pat Emery

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SRJC Welcomes New SRJC Foundation Executive Director

J MullineauxNovember 6, 2019, Santa Rosa, CA  —  Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) will welcome W. John “J” Mullineaux as the new Executive Director of the SRJC Foundation beginning Tuesday, Nov. 19. In this role, Mr. Mullineaux will oversee one of the largest and most successful California Community College foundations in the nation. With assets exceeding $64 million, which includes the SRJC Foundation Endowment of $57 million, the SRJC Foundation provides more than $4 million annually to assist students and academic programs.  

Mr. Mullineaux is a long-time philanthropic leader in Sonoma County, with more than 30 years of experience in fundraising, gift planning, and charitable advising. For the last 11 years he has held the position of Vice President for Philanthropic Planning at the Community Foundation of Sonoma County, where he helps donors and their families envision and reach their philanthropic goals.  

Prior to moving to Sonoma County, he held senior-level advancement positions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Ballet, and Columbia University.  While at Columbia, he obtained a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Teachers’ College.  He also became a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) through the American College in 2014. 

Mr. Mullineaux is a proud graduate of the University of Washington where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in communications. He has been active with the UW Alumni Association serving as President of the Bay Area Huskies for five years and as District Governor of the Alumni Association (UWAA) Board of Directors.  He also served on the board of directors of the Oliver Ranch Foundation and the Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council, the steering committees of Leadership Santa Rosa and the Sonoma County LGBTQI Giving Circle, which he founded in April 2014.  He has also been a 10,000 Degrees volunteer mentor and is supporting two first-generation college students in their goals of achieving a college degree.

President Frank Chong expressed his appreciation for outgoing Executive Director Kate McClintock, who has served as executive director for 11 years and will be retiring in December.  During her tenure, the SRJC Foundation has grown its assets by $48 million and recently completed the 100th Anniversary Campaign which raised $12 million.  Kate credits her success to the remarkable community of donors who give so generously to impact the lives of students attending SRJC. 

“Kate has always been a committed advocate for SRJC’s students and faculty and her leadership and fundraising experience will be sorely missed by the entire community,” he said. “But I am confident that J will continue the Foundation’s 50 years of excellence in supporting SRJC students, faculty, and our entire college.”