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 treasure. Members are elected to serve three-year terms and officers are elected on an annual basis.

Board Officers

Chair - Gustavo Perez
Ernst & Young

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

Secretary - Kathy Tyner 
Retired, Community Leader

Treasurer - Sally Preston
Retired, Community Leader

Past Chair - Lisa Johnson
NTC Foundation

Board of Directors

Melyn Acasio
Axos Bank

Lashunna Davidson
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Mora de Murguia
Baldwin & Sons

Patti Finnegan
Niederfrank’s Ice Creams, Inc.

Ruben Garcia
U.S. Small Business Administration

Carlos Gomez
Prime Capital Equities

Ben Green
Green & Green, LLP

Susan Guerra
Chesnut Properties

Daniel Guillen
MGO Private Wealth

JC Hurtado-Prater
The Blue Group Consulting

Ricardo A. Macedo
Banner Bank

Kevin Marshall
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Karmin Noar
Biocom California Institute

Carra Rhamy
San Diego City Attorney's Office

Ricardo Ruffo
Mission Federal Credit Union

Mauricio Torre

Halé Richardson

Richard Yumul

Ex-Officio Advisor - Roberto Alcantar
Governing Board President
Southwestern Community College District

Ex-Officio Advisor - Mark Sanchez, Ed.D.
Southwestern Community College District

Executive Director

Sofia Salgado Robitaille
Office of Development and Foundation
Southwestern Community College District