LBCC Foundation

Over 25,000 Viking students are being impacted by COVID-19,  especially our most vulnerable first-generation and low-income students.

The Long Beach City College Foundation and Alumni Association are partnering with LBCC to support students in the areas of housing, food, technology, transportation, and mental health. In support of this partnership, the LBCC Foundation’s Board of Governors matched the first $10,000 raised for the Student Emergency Fund.   Our community again stepped up and met the challenge when longtime supporter The Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation and an Anonymous donor created an additional $10,000 match.  We thank you for your generosity!
The Foundation is once again reaching out to the community to match a new $10,000 donation by the Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation.  This donation gives you an additional opportunity to double your impact and support our students as they work to finish the semester and achieve their goals.  With your support, we can help them cross the finish line!

Please consider giving today to double your impact!


Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation Press Release

For Immediate Release

June 15, 2020
Contact: Olivia Maiser
Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation Gives $70,000 to Local Community Services
$35,000 Benefits Emergency Funds of CSULB, LBCC, and Salvation Army

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation (LBRCF) President Gail Schwandner announced today a recap of donations made during 2019-2020.

“We are particularly pleased to award these grants to organizations that are assisting community members during the health and economic crisis caused by the global pandemic”, said Schwandner.

Grants totaled $70,000 with half of that providing direct COVID-19 relief to:

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Student Emergency Fund
$10,000 for Emergency Student Services, providing food from the Beach Pantry, assistance for students who lost jobs due to COVID-19 business closures, and computers to assist students manage remote learning.

Long Beach City College Emergency Fund
$10,000 for assistance to the 25,000+ Viking students impacted by COVID-19.

Long Beach Community Foundation Coronavirus Relief Fund
$10,000 to assist frontline COVID-19 workers and their families as well as businesses affected by the pandemic.

Salvation Army, Long Beach Citadel COVID-19 Response
$5,000 to provide food for vulnerable families and low-income seniors. 

Thanking the LBRCF Board members, Salvation Army Captain Sergio Garcia said, “This support is especially appreciated at a time when the number of people needing our assistance has skyrocketed due to loss of wages members of our community are experiencing.”

CSULB President Jane Close Conoley said, “Our Beach community is grateful that the LBRCF funds came at a time when many in the community were not aware that throughout this pandemic, we have been delivering services to our students. Through our Student Emergency Fund we have been providing basic needs assistance.”

Additionally, $5,000 was donated to each of the following Long Beach nonprofit organizations for programs benefitting local youth and education: Children Today; Long Beach Camerata Singers; Long Beach Day Nursery; Leadership Long Beach; Operation Jump Start; and Pediatric Therapy Network.

The Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation (LBRCF) is a 501 © (3) nonprofit corporation, for Rotarians and other interested parties to make tax-deductible donations to benefit the Long Beach community. The LBRCF grants funds to nonprofit organizations focusing on youth and education.

The Rotary Club of Long Beach is the oldest service club in Long Beach, the largest Rotary Club in District 5320, and among the top 50 in the world. The Rotary Club of Long Beach is comprised of approximately 300 Long Beach business and community leaders whose motto is “Service Above Self”.

Current President, Mollie Bennet Beck, is the 103rd President of the Rotary Club of Long Beach.
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LBCC Foundation – Investing in our Future

The Long Beach City College Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to support the students and staff, and to enhance the learning environment of the Long Beach Community College District. The LBCC Foundation fulfills this mission by providing funding for scholarships, programs, capital projects, and the emerging needs of our students.


Established in 1978, the LBCC Foundation funds nearly $4 million in student scholarships, faculty and staff grants, program support, and other special projects each year. The LBCC Foundation operates with an endowment of nearly $15 million, thanks to contributions from individuals, alumni, corporations, and members of our community.

Learn more about the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives including Long Beach College Promise & Promise 2.0, President’s Partners for Promise, Establishing a Scholarship, Associate Groups, LBCC Grants, and the Alumni Association.


Long Beach City College Foundation values lifelong education as vital to a dynamic, productive society and recognizes that Long Beach City College serves as a gateway to the future for our diverse community.  The Foundation provides resources to enhance the College’s role as a community innovator and leader.


Long Beach City College Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to support the College’s outstanding and evolving learning environment.


Foundation Strategic Plan
Strategic Goals for 2014-2019

Four initiatives seek to expand Long Beach City College Foundation’s efforts to ensure the continued growth and success of the Foundation in supporting the needs of the College and its students and faculty: scholarship and grant awards, alumni engagement, fundraising activities, and strengthened infrastructure and governance.