West Valley-Mission Foundation

The Power of Giving Back – Student and Faculty Success

The West Valley-Mission Foundation supports the mission and vision of Chancellor Davis and college president, providing all students access and learning tools to help them graduate. Through generous donations, volunteer time, or internship opportunities, alumni and friends of the college give back to those who aspire toward an associate’s degree, certificate, or transfer into a bachelor’s program. Through scholarships, books, equipment, housing, clothing, food, transportation, or basic research and program materials - including athletic equipment - your investment in West Valley College students is lasting and measurable. Below are some of the many programs to support students and faculty, either through specific schools, athletics, or a program of your choice – the impact of your generosity provides opportunities that may not otherwise be possible – thank you.

Cilker School of Art and Design
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Art and Design immerses students in an open and creative learning community, one that transforms their intellectual, emotional, professional, and technological understanding of the visual arts, performing arts, and design. The world depends on the arts, and the School provides an open canvas to transform creative talent into meaningful careers.

Health and Human Development
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Our School offers coursework that examines the disciplines of Kinesiology, Health Science, Nutrition Studies, Health Care Technologies, and Intercollegiate Athletics. Students progress through the School into careers in Athletic Training, Dietetics, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, and Health Administration.

Language Arts
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Language Arts provides critical communication and problem-solving skills in the departments of English, Communication Studies, World Languages, ESL/Reading, and Women, Gender and Queer Studies. Every student at WVC relies on these skill sets throughout their careers, in all fields.

Che School of Professional Studies
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Che SPS graduates enjoy careers in diverse settings, such as, public and private business managers, elementary school teachers, financial analysts, court reporters, police officers, park rangers, paralegals, real estate agents and accountants, to name a few. The Entrepreneur Center inspires the next generation of business leaders, to create vital economic and social impact in the region, state, nation, and internationally.

School of Science and Math
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With your support, the School of Science and Math aims to be the regional leader in developing diverse, curious and creative students, to become successful STEM professionals leading the Silicon Valley of the 21st century. Our students are grateful for your generous investment in their futures.

School of Social Science
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Our school offers coursework in anthropology, economics, geography, history, humanities, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. All disciplines focus on diversity and equity, critical thinking, and a humanistic approach toward guiding students to become conscious, critical thinkers, committed to expanding knowledge, scientific inquiry and academic excellence.

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Help support West Valley College Athletics and improve Athletic Facilities. West Valley College offers 11 intercollegiate athletic programs. A gift to athletics assists the athletes in procuring uniforms, equipment, travel, and improving facilities. In particular, our facilities are heavily utilized by both students and the community alike. The college has a time-honored policy which maximizes public access to outdoor facilities seven days a week. Your gift will help ensure quality facilities for all and a first class experience for the student-athlete.

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Each year West Valley College offers a variety of scholarships ranging from $400 to $2,500. The scholarship amount is dependent on funding availability from contributions provided by WVC donors. We greatly appreciate and acknowledge our donors who provide scholarship support for our students.

Student Emergency Assistance Fund
Student Emergency Assistance Fund

Your help through the WVC Emergency Assistance Fund will support students in critical situations, such as rent, food, school materials, transportation, and essential expenses. Thank you for generously supporting our students.

Success Center
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The Success Center provides free tutoring and materials to help all West Valley students develop study skills and plans, manage their time, stay organized, learn and review course material, develop written and critical thinking skills, practice problem-solving, and learn how to study "smarter" (not harder) in a differentiated, engaged, and active manner. The Embedded Tutoring program trains tutors to work in the classroom to help students understand course concepts and enhance student engagement AND outside of the classroom during tutoring hours specifically designed for the students in the supported classes. West Valley College students are trained and mentored in developing professional skills applicable to all fields when they are hired as Peer and Embedded Tutors.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

Office Location

M.E. Fox Building at West Valley College, Suite 203-A

Melissa Johns

Executive Director, Advancement

Nicole Aguinaldo

Management Assistant, Advancement

Joanne Cao

Financial Analyst, Advancement

Last Updated 9/14/23