College of the Desert Foundation


The mission of the College of the Desert Foundation is to enhance the quality of higher education in the Coachella Valley, and encourage public and private support for COD. Endowment funds raised by the Foundation will provide educational income to support scholarships, textbooks, classroom technology upgrades, faculty positions, equipment, and other programs. College of the Desert Foundation has raised more than $65 million to support student services, and manages endowments and other assets of more than $20 million. Through the College of the Desert Foundation you can make a difference in the lives of students and the quality of life we enjoy in the Coachella Valley. Whether you are a parent, student, alumni, faculty member, business partner, philanthropist or investor, foundation or organization, part- or full-time resident, or just a fan of COD… your donation or membership to the College of the Desert Foundation will have a lasting impact. Giving options within the Foundation provide a variety of opportunities at a level that is right for you. Ways you can give include: Memberships: President's Circle, Auxiliary and Roadrunner Club Scholarships Planned Giving Endowments Naming Opportunities Adopt A Student How To Give: You can give at any time online, or by clicking the Donate Now icon found throughout the site. You can also download the forms found on our Annual Giving/Memberships page and mail back to the Foundation at: College of the Desert Foundation, 43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, Ca 92260. For information on all any of the giving opportunities found here, or if you have questions and would like to talk to someone at the Foundation, call 760-773-2561 or e-mail Peter Sturgeon -

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Contact Name Peter Sturgeon, Interim Executive Director - (760) 773-2561

Last year COD Foundation launched a campaign to raise $2.4 million to create new programs or further support existing programs and services directly linked to increasing student certification or graduation at College of the Desert.


43500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA


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