LBCC Foundation Appoints Elizabeth McCann as Executive Director
The Long Beach City College Foundation has appointed Elizabeth McCann as its new Executive Director.
"Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience in education and fundraising and a strong commitment to the Long Beach Community,"
said Foundation Board of Governors President Barry McDaniel. "The Board of Governors is very pleased to welcome her to the
Foundation and we look forward to the vision she brings to our organization."
In her new role, McCann will oversee and direct all aspects of the Foundation, including fundraising, operations, management
of staff and consultants, and outreach to the community. McCann will work closely with the Board of Governors, LBCC
administration and LBCC President Eloy Ortiz Oakley.
"Elizabeth has demonstrated an impressive track record of developing and implementing successful, innovative campaigns,"
Oakley said. "Her experience and skills will be tremendously valuable to the Foundation's mission of supporting our students."
McCann's appointment begins on May 16. She will report to the LBCC Foundation Board through the Foundation President.
McCann succeeds longtime Foundation Executive Director Dr. Virginia Baxter, who will retire June 30. (Baxter will continue to
serve as an elected member of the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees.)
"I want to build on all of the great work Ginny has done, and help take the Foundation and the College to new heights," said
McCann, a third-generation Long Beach native. "I'm so proud to be working in my own community and thrilled to be able to
support education, something that I am passionate about."
Previously, McCann served as the Vice President of Development at Girls Incorporated of Orange County.
McCann has also worked at the University of Southern California in a number of roles: Assistant Dean for Development in
Student Affairs; Director of Development, Principal Gifts in University Advancement; President's Event Manager in the Office of
Protocol and Events; Associate Director of Development at USC;s Thornton School of Music; and Event Coordinator/Administrative
Director for the Office Development and Public Affairs in the Dornslife College Letters, Arts and Sciences.
In between stints at USC, McCann served as Director of Development for Major Gifts at California State University, Long Beach.
McCann is an active volunteer in the Junior League of Long Beach and has previously served with the Junior Leagues of California
and the Long Beach League for John Tracy Clinic.
She graduated from USC with a bachelor's degree in Arts, English and American Studies and a master's degree in Public