The Los Rios Colleges Foundation’s mission is to invest in the students of the Los Rios colleges to help them achieve their aspirations through education.

The Los Rios Colleges Foundation (LRCF) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders in the Sacramento region dedicated to raising funds and implementing the programs of the LRCF to further its mission. The LRCF raises philanthropic resources for Los Rios students and colleges with a focus on the Student Emergency Fund, the Los Rios Promise Campaign, the Los Rios Colleges Fund (annual fund), student scholarships, and high priority college needs.


Jim Allen, Chair
Vice President, SAFE Credit Union

Erica Taylor, Chair Elect
Vice President, Communications & Community Relations, Golden 1 Credit Union

Erik Winje, Vice Chair – Treasurer
Pre-Construction Manager, Clark Pacific

Paula Allison, President
Associate Vice Chancellor, Los Rios Community College District

Kristin Emmett, Secretary
Director, Institutional Advancement, Los Rios Community College District


Philip Arndt
Director of Government Affairs, Comcast

Bryan Byrd
Marketing Manager, California Earthquake Authority

Adrian Carpenter
Panel Member, California Cannabis Control Appeals Panel

Anthony Chee
Financial Services Professional, NY Life Insurance Co.

Pat Derickson

Julie Hayes
Managing Director, Intel

Starr Hurley
Philanthropist, Olympic Skier

Paul Lau
Chief Grid Strategy & Operations Officer, SMUD

Jonathan McMurtry
Associate Principal, Lionakis

Patrick Mulvaney
Owner, Mulvaney's B & L

Kevin Pressey
Principal Architect, Pressey & Associates, Inc.

Anthony G. Retodo
Medical Services Director, Kaiser Permanente

John Ruden
Emeriti, Sacramento City College

Carol Spurgeon

Alex Taghavian
Partner, Capitol Impact

Anna Trunnell
Executive Director of Instructional Technology and Curriculum, Stockton Unified School District

Kären C. Woodruff
Vice President, Community Affairs, Wells Fargo

Ex Officio, Los Rios Community College District

Brian King
Chancellor, Los Rios Community College District

Pamela Haynes
Trustee, Los Rios Community College District

Robert Jones
Trustee, Los Rios Community College District