Why I Give

Every day, the volunteer members of the Los Rios Colleges Foundation lead by example by giving generously of their time, talent and personal resources to bettering the colleges of the Los Rios Community College District.

Meet three members of the Los Rios Colleges Foundation executive committee as they share why they have chosen to invest in Los Rios:

Jim Allen, Los Rios Foundation Chair
Vice President, SAFE Credit Union

Jim AllenI Give Because…
"I know that giving to the Los Rios District will benefit the entire Sacramento region.  An education can mean a better job, a more stable financial situation, or fulfillment of a dream to the many students served by our four colleges.  Whenever and however I donate, I want to know that my time and resources are benefiting my neighbors, coworkers and peers in our communities. The Los Rios colleges make a difference for individuals and all of us who call the Sacramento region our home."

David Diepenbrock, Los Rios Colleges Foundation, Immediate Past Chair
Principal, Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP

David DiepenbrockI Give Because…
I believe in the crucial work that Los Rios is doing in our region.  Each of the District’s four colleges provides exceptional academic programs and technical training, creating a stronger workforce and more informed public. Los Rios provides pathways to success for people from all walks of life, as demonstrated by alumni luminaries such as Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the California Supreme Court chief justice.   The Los Rios Colleges Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund makes a profound difference in students’ lives; helping them to overcome unforeseen hardships, stay in school and pursue their dreams."

Dave Younger, Los Rios Colleges Foundation Past Chair
Principal Architect, Lionakis

Dave YoungerI Give Because…
"It allows me to give back to an organization that has made a huge impact in my life. When I was first beginning my career in architecture, many of my first projects came from the Los Rios Community College District.  I give because it allows me the opportunity to make a difference in an organization that has given me so much, both personally and professionally.  I’ve been lucky enough to watch first-hand the growth that has happened across the Los Rios Community College District over the last 20 years, and I want to help continue the trend of opening doors to more and more students."

Please consider making a donation today! To give online please click below anytime, or call us at (916)568-3075.

We'd love to hear from you too. If you'd like to share your reasons for giving, please email us at foundation@losrios.edu

Photo Credit: Randy Allen / Sacramento City College