President’s Gala – Investing in Education

Lisa McPheron
Director of Campus Communications | 714-992-7014

The Fullerton College Foundation is proud to present the Fullerton College President’s Gala on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The President’s Gala will be an elegant evening designed to honor those in the community who have contributed their time, talent and vision in serving Fullerton College students.

Proceeds from the President’s Gala support the foundation’s endowed scholarship programs that enables students in nearly every field of study to achieve their educational goals.

“We have many students in need who overcome numerous obstacles to attend school,” said President Greg Schulz. “I am so thankful for the Fullerton College Foundation’s continued support of our students.”

The gala will feature a reception and silent auction in the Library before moving to the Campus Dining Room where guests will enjoy dinner, wine, live entertainment and a celebration of the honorees. The honorees have each demonstrated their service through their accomplishments in business, public service, education, philanthropy or military service.

“Each of our honorees have in their unique way contributed to our community and have given back in more ways than we can count,” said Chuck Allen, executive director of the Fullerton College Foundation. “I look forward to coming together to support our students and to celebrate the accomplishments by our honorees.”

The honorees are:

Curtis Chan
President/CEO CHAN & ASSOCIATES, Inc.; Founder and Managing Partner of
Cognitive Impact
2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service in Business

Theresa Harvey
President/CEO of North Orange County Chamber
2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service in Business

Dan Hughes
Vice President of Security and Emergency Services for the Disneyland Resort
2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Public Service

Adela Lopez
Fullerton College Professor Emeritus
2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service in Education

Warren Mitchell
Chairman of the Board of Directors at Clean Energy Fuels Corp and Past Foundation Board Member
and Nancie Mitchell
Past Foundation Executive Director and long-time Foundation board member
2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Philanthropy

Gerald Stack
WWII Navy Veteran, Retired Aerospace Engineer for Rockwell Corporation
2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Military Service and Philanthropy
(awarded posthumously)

Jered Vaichis
United State Marine Corps Veteran, Current Fullerton College Student
2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Military Service

In part, the mission of both the college and foundation is to place an emphasis on preparing students to successfully complete their certificates and programs of study. For many students, they will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Additionally, the college “advances student learning and achievement by developing flexible pathways for students from our diverse communities who seek educational and career growth, certificates, associate degrees, and transfer. We foster a supportive and inclusive environment for students to be successful learners, responsible leaders, and engaged community members.”

Each year, the foundation awards more than $285,000 in scholarships for Fullerton College students. Proceeds from the event will be directed towards the foundation’s scholarship programs.

The President’s Gala will be Saturday, November 11, 2017.  Cocktail attire recommended. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be 7 p.m. For information, contact Fullerton College Foundation at (714) 992-7790 or Individual tickets are $125. Table sponsorships and other sponsorships are available as well.  More details are available at


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