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The Foundation & Leadership

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OCC Foundation​​​​​​

The ​Orange Coast College Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 corporation incorporated in California. 

In 2013 - 2014, the Foundation received donations valued at more than $4.3 million. Currently, the Foundation counts total assets valued at over $20 million. 

Governed by a 25-member board of directors, the Foundation has designated The Planetarium at Orange Coast College as its priority project for 2009 – 2017. 

The Planetarium is an extension of other projects created and supported by the Orange Coast College Foundation and its donors, including the School of Sailing & Seamanship, the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion and College for Kids. Since its founding in 1985, the Orange Coast College Foundation has received over $50 million in donations, and annually provides close to $1 million in scholarship support to new, continuing and transferring OCC students. 

​Previous major campaigns include the Capital Campaigns for the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavilion, the Harry & Grace Steele Children’s Center, and the renovation of the Robert B. Moore Performing Arts Theatre.​​



​​Planetarium Leadership Teams​​​


​​​​​​​​​​OCC Planetarium Capital Campaign Committee 

  • David A. Grant, Chair President Emeritus, Orange Coast College 
  • Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis 
  • David J. Cline 
  • Nick Contopoulos, Professor, Astronomy Orange Coast College 
  • Tara Giblin, Dean of Mathematics and Science Orange Coast College 
  • Dennis Harkins, Ph.D., President Orange Coast College 
  • Rush N. Hill, II 
  • A. Patrick Munoz 
  • Liz Parker, Retired Trustee Orange County Board of Education 
  • Lorraine Prinsky, Ph.D., Trustee Coast Community College District 
  • Douglas C. Bennett, Executive Director​​​

Coast Community College District Board of Trustees 

  • David A. Grant 
  • Mary L. Hornbuckle 
  • Jim Moreno 
  • Jerry Patterson 
  • Lorraine Prinsky, Ph.D. 
  • Student Trustee​


OCC Foundation Board of Directors 

  • Kevin Ballinger, Vice President Orange Coast College 
  • Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis 
  • ​Barbara Bullard, Retired Faculty Orange Coast College ​
  • David J. Cline 
  • Robert Dees, President Emeritus Orange Coast College 
  • ​Ed Fawcett
  • Peggy Fort, Chairman 
  • Blade Gillissen 
  • David A. Grant, President Emeirtus Orange Coast College 
  • Margaret Gratton-Turner, President Emeritus Orange Coast College 
  • Dennis Harkins, Ph.D., President Orange Coast College 
  • Marc Harper, CPA, JD, Treasurer 
  • Rush N. Hill, II 
  • Jeff Hyder, Vice Chairman 
  • Shana Jenkins 
  • Douglas Meece 
  • A. Patrick Munoz 
  • Madjid Niroumand, D.B.A. Vice President Orange Coast College​
  • Rich Pagel, Ed.D. Vice President Orange Coast College 
  • Gwyn P. Parry, M.D. 
  • Grishma Patel, President Associated Students of Orange Coast College 
  • Richard Porras 
  • Jerrel T. Richards, Ph.D.,​
  • Derek Sabori​
  • Julie Simer
  • Janet Terrell-Ronnenberg, Past Chair
  • Jeff Teller
  • Nancy Timmons
  • Bill Wood

Architects

  • ​HPI Architecture​, Newport Beach​