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Annual Fund
The Orange Coast College Annual Fund is an unrestricted educational fund that helps provide the margin of excellence to campus programs -setting us apart from other leading community colleges. Almost all of OCC’s funding is tied to specific activities such as instruction and student services. Only a small portion of the overall college budget is available for innovation and development. 
We depend on our donors -- alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends -- to help us meet college needs.

How are Annual Fund contributions used?

The Orange Coast College Foundation Board of Directors and the college president direct Annual Fund proceeds to unmet, high-priority campus needs. Some examples of projects and programs funded in the past through
Annual Fund contributions are:
  • Faculty Fellowships
  • Guest lecturers
  • Student/community events and ceremonies
  • Facility/equipment enhancements and improvements
  • Seed money for Development activities

How much do people give to the Annual Fund?

Whatever amount our donors decide to give is based upon their own personal circumstances.  Many donor find they can make a more substantial gift if they budget their payments on a semi-quarterly or a four consecutive month basis.  Below is a table of special gift categories and a payment schedule.

Contribution​ Annual​ Semi-Annual​ 4 Consecutive
OCC President’s Platinum Circle ​$100,000 ​$50,000 ​$25,000
OCC President’s Diamond Circle ​$25,000 ​$12,500 ​$6,250
OCC President’s Gold Circle ​$10,000 ​$5,000 ​$2,500
OCC President’s Silver Circle ​$5,000 ​$2,500 ​$1,250
OCC President’s Circle ​$1,000 ​$500 ​$250
Pirate’s Gold Circle ​$500 ​$250 ​$125
Pirate’s Silver Circle​ ​$250 ​$125 ​$62.50
Pirate’s Partners $100 $50 $25

How can I make a gift?giftonlinebutton.jpg

You can get involved by making a donation online or making your check payable to the "Orange Coast College Foundation" and mailing it to the address listed below:
Annual Fund
Orange Coast College Foundation
Post Office Box 5005
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005