Southwestern College Foundation

The Southwestern College (SWC) Foundation was established as a separate private nonprofit corporation in 1982 to solicit and receive real and personal property from public agencies, individuals or estates; and to manage, invest and/or distribute such real and personal property for the promotion of educational services, programs, and facilities at Southwestern College and/or within the Southwestern Community College District.

Southwestern College Foundation funds are primarily used to award student scholarships, sponsor campus activities, and build the College’s endowment.

The SWC Foundation Directors are goodwill ambassadors for the College, giving of their time, talent, and treasury. Members are elected to serve three-year terms and officers are elected on an annual basis.


Chair - Ricardo A. Macedo
Bank of America

Vice Chair - Joseph Martinez
Seltzer, Caplan, McMahon, Vitek

Secretary - Halé Richardson
HomeFed Corporation

Treasurer - Cynthia Reyna
USE Credit Union

Past Chair - Benjamin S. Green
Green & Green LLP

Board of Directors

Melyn Acasio
Bank of Southern California

Sofia Corona
Appreciation Financial

Patti Finnegan
Niederfrank’s Ice Creams, Inc.

Ruben Garcia
U.S. Small Business Administration

Kimberly Grady
San Diego Community Housing Corporation

David Hoffman
Hoffman Hanono Insurance

Lisa Johnson
NTC Foundation

Hank Murphy
Retired Fire Chief

Chayo Moreno
Chayo Moreno Insurance Agency

Jesse Navarro
San Diego County District Attorney’s Office

Jean Roesch, Ed.D.
Community Member

Heather Daud Rubio
Christy White Associates

Mitch Thompson
T & T Community Properties

Ex-Officio Advisor - Nora Vargas
Governing Board Member
Southwestern Community College District

Ex-Officio Advisor - Kindred Murillo, Ed.D.
Southwestern College

Executive Director

Zaneta Salde Encarnacion
Southwestern College

Honorary Director
Harry Shank
Southwest Community Bank