CRC Office of Philanthropy

Friends of CRC

Friends of CRC

Formed in September 2018, Friends of CRC (Friends) is a representative group of volunteer members who live and work in the Elk Grove/Sacramento region. Group members are dedicated community activists, interested professionals and valued volunteer leaders. Recruitment and selection of Friends members emphasizes diverse perspectives; members are drawn from throughout the region to reflect the needs and concerns of various ethnic, economic, and cultural groups within the greater Elk Grove/Sacramento area.

Friends of CRC is an essential partner in achieving the CRC Office of Philanthropy’s (CRCOP) mission “to build philanthropic support for Cosumnes River College’s educational mission of preparing students for an ever changing future, while empowering individual, corporate and foundation donors to realize their philanthropic vision. CRCOP manages giving opportunities and campaigns, community partnerships, donor stewardship, scholarship programs, and alumni and emeriti relations programs to raise resources to support student success.”

Membership in Friends of CRC is voluntary with no set term limits which allows engagement at a level which has meaning and impact to the member.

Friends of CRC will hold two annual meetings (during the Fall and Spring semesters) while committees will meet quarterly, or as needed. As well-informed ambassadors, Friends members are routinely solicited for their views and opinions and often influence decisions impacting the broader community.

CRCOP will provide quarterly updates to members via an online communication (newsletter, email).

Ways members can become involved include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending bi-annual Friends of CRC meetings
  • Making an annual charitable donation*
  • Serving on the Fundraising/Events Committee
  • Serving on the Stewardship Committee
  • Serving on the Community Outreach Committee
  • Hosting a cultivation event at my home
  • Representing CRC at community events (at least one per year)
  • Inviting community members to special campus cultivation events/tours
  • Recruiting volunteers to assist at Friends of CRC events

Friends of CRC Committees

Within Friends of CRC, there are three committees:

  • Fundraising/Events: assists CRCOP with raising funds and other means of support, planning and executing fundraising events, identifying and developing relationships with prospective donors to the college.
  • Stewardship: thanking donors for their support by making phone calls and writing thank you notes; and attending fundraising events as an ambassador of CRC; attending the annual scholarship reception and textbook drawing; and selecting mini-grant recipients.
  • Community Outreach: recruit new members to Friends of CRC to serve on one of the three committees and/or make a financial contribution; plan and execute strategies to engage current constituent groups: Alumni, Emeriti, and Patrons.

​If you are interested in becoming a Friend of CRC, please complete this interest form or contact the Office of Philanthropy at (916) 691-7491. 

The Friends of CRC held their first event on October 25. Click here for more information.

*Any member who makes an annual, unrestricted donation of $1,000+ will automatically become a member of the President’s Circle.