Foundation: Funding Our Future Campaign

Updates and information on the LBCC Foundation’s Funding Our Future campaign to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the College in 2027.

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Janet Wright

Daughter Honors Former LBCC Nursing Student

Janet R. Wright, RN, put herself through nursing school at Long Beach City College at the age of 55. She did this all while working full-time as a customer service representative.  Once Janet became an RN, she worked 12-hour shifts on the medical-surgical floor at Long Beach Memorial until she retired at the age of 76. During her lifetime, Janet donated generously to service charities, understanding what it was like to be on your own with minimal support. 

LBCC Welding Program

Paving the Pathway with Anonymous Gift

The California Jobs Challenge (CAJC) program at Long Beach City College (LBCC) just got an anonymous $100,000 commitment to support students who graduate from the program.  So, what is the CAJC?   

Snapshot of presentation during the Estate Planning Seminar on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

LBCC Foundation Offers Complimentary Estate Planning Session
Thank you to all who joined us on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 for this informative event.

Ninety people attended LBCC Foundation’s first-ever estate-planning seminar held on Tuesday, January 31st in the new conference room overlooking the soccer fields, beach volleyball courts, and the pool.  The 75-minute presentation was spear-headed by Kimberly Jetton MNM, CFRE a well-known expert in the field of estate planning, along with financial advisor John Fleischman, and estate attorneys Linette Jimenez and Edward R. Cainglit Esq.  

Flyer for new LBCC Foundation Values: Dynamic, Joyful, Hospitable, Collaborative, Adaptable, Trustworthy

Gratitude for 2022
Our donors make the difference!

As we make our way into 2023, The LBCC Foundation would like to extend a joyful thank you to all our 2022 donors.  $300,000 came in for student support just in the month of December. “The Long Beach community is extremely generous,” says LBCC Foundation CEO Paul Kaminski, “they understand the need for student support and are making the Funding Our Future campaign a real success.” 

Landing page for LBCC Foundation Legacy Giving website. Click the image to view

LBCC Foundation Launches Gift Legacy Website
Make a lasting impact with estate planning and legacy giving

To all our donors, supporters, and friends, the Long Beach City College Foundation would like to announce the launching of our Gift Legacy Website  The website is for you the donor to learn about estate planning and other forms of giving.  

Are you looking for tax savings through charitable giving?  This website can help you with that.  Of course, always consult with your tax advisor.  Are you looking for articles and suggestions on how to give?  The Gift Legacy Website is a great place to start.   

Picture of Foundation Staff and Barbara Ellis

Bob and Barbara Ellis Auditorium

Barbara Ellis has had quite an impact in the Long Beach community for many years.  From her teaching days at Hughes Junior High School and Lakewood High School to her extensive volunteerism, Board involvement, and student advocacy, Barbara gives of herself and her resources.  She embodies the phrase, “time, talent, and treasure.”

Pictured from left to right: Paul Kaminski, Nic Alvarado, Dr. Serafin Zasueta, President Muñoz

Welcome to a New Fiscal Year!

Following two of the most successful years in the history of the Long Beach City College (LBCC) Foundation, strategic plans, fundraising endeavors, and a staff celebration are all in the works. 

Janis Krantz

In Memorium: Janis Krantz and Terry Mulholand

The Long Beach City College Foundation would like to acknowledge the passing of two bigger than life personalities, Janis Krantz and Terry Mulholland.  Both Janis and Terry were long-time supporters of Long Beach City College and were well known in the community.   

C. David Molina

Endowment to Honor Long Beach Legend C. David Molina, MD

When asked about establishing an educational endowment in honor of their father C. David Molina MD, the Molina family offered this statement, “The five Molina siblings, who all attended Long Beach City College, grew up with a strong sense of the value of education and have endeavored to support education through a variety of avenues. Education opens minds to many ways of thinking. Our goal is to support others so that they can achieve their educational goals and dreams.”    

Pamela Fellman

Pam Fellman
An Estate Gift Brings Back Memories!

Graduating from Millikan High School in 1965, Pamela Fellman headed to Long Beach City College, and ultimately earned her Bachelor’s degree. She then went on to a long career at LBCC, working in the Financial Aid Office and finishing in Fiscal Affairs. “She was working in those areas, when there wasn’t automation and programs,” recalls long-time faculty member Dr. John Fylpaa. “It was a very different landscape. She was patient and everyone just loved her.”


Gina Mascaro
Director of Athletics Fundraising and Development

The Long Beach City College Foundation welcomed Gina Mascaro as the Director of Athletic Fundraising and Development. Gina brings over 18 years of philanthropic experience including time with Athletes in Action, The Long Beach Rescue Mission, and most recently St. Anthony High School.  Gina also received a full Division 1 athletic scholarship to play softball at the University of Pittsburgh and coached Division 1 softball at Marshall University while earning her Master’s Degree in Business communications. “Athletics has played a pivotal role in my life,” said Mascaro.

The Fricks

Quiet Couple Leaves a Lot
Phil and Sylvia Frick

The Long Beach City College Foundation just received an estate gift from Phil and Sylvia Frick.  “I was sitting at my desk a few months ago,” recalls Paul Kaminski, Executive Director of the LBCC Foundation, “and I got a call from an area code I haven’t seen in a while. It was actually Michigan, where I was born.  On the other end an attorney informed me that an estate gift from Phil and Sylvia Frick would be arriving in a few months.”