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​​​​​The ​​​opportunity to name the Orange Coast College Planetarium is available for a donor making a leadership contribution of $5 million to the campaign.


The following distinguishing donorship recognition opportunities are available for leadership donors:​​


  • 125-seat Presentation/Lecture Hall ​- $2 million
  • ​​Foucault Pendulum - $1 million
  • Lobby/Exhibit Hall - $750,000
  • Entry Courtyard - $500,000




​​As of February 1, 2015 over $1.6 million in private support has been received and pledged to support the Planetarium and the Astronomy Village/Telescope Farm. Leadership donors to the project include:​​

​OCC Astronomy Vill​age Telescope Farm – $1 million

  • Base 11 ​

Science on a Sphere NOAA display globe – $250,000

  • Rallis Family Foundation

Ticket Booth – $100,000

  • Jerrell Richards, Ph.D.



Gifts of $1,000 or more will be acknowledged by a unique donor recognition display in the lobby/exhibit hall of the Orange Coast College Planetarium. Gifts to date in these categories are as follows:

Galactic $50,000 or above

  • David & Barbara Cline
  • Marisla Foundation

Astral $25,000 - $49,999


Stellar $10,000 - $24,999

  • Blair Carty
  • Marilyn Flint
  • Murphy West Family Foundation

Meteoric $5,000 - $9,999

  • David A. Grant
  • Jane Hilgendorf
  • Judith & Willis Longyear
  • A. Patrick Munoz
  • Linda I. Smith Foundation
  • Doug & Mailei Bennett

Solar $1,000 - $4,999

  • Cheryl Baker
  • Doug Benoit
  • Barbara Cooper
  • Fluor Foundation
  • In Memory of Cherry Gundry – Anne Gundry
  • Dennis Harkins, Ph.D.
  • Val Hayward
  • George & Cathleen Hill
  • Marshall & Dolores Johnson
  • Rich Pagel, Ed.D.
  • Liz & Steve Parker
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Lorraine Prinsky, Ph.D.
  • Julie Simer
  • Marilyn Sion
  • Steve Tamanaha
  • Carolyn Thomas
  • UCMI, Inc.
  • John Weispfenning, Ph.D.
  • Albert Wong​

If you would like to contribute to the building fund please call the Orange Coast College Foundation office at (714) 432-5126 or email us at occfoundation@occ.cccd.edu or contribute by mail at:

Orange Coast College Foundation
2701 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626