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Release No. COC-05.21.14-GrantMakers2014
May 21, 2014

College to Host 10th Annual ‘Meet the Grant Makers’ on June 5 

The College of the Canyons Office of Grants Development will host its 10th annual ‘Meet the Grant Makers’ panel presentation and seminar event on Thursday, June 5, offering Santa Clarita Valley’s non-profits an opportunity to learn how to enhance their fundraising efforts and see their organizations thrive.

Specifically, the event will provide Santa Clarita Valley’s non-profits an opportunity to:
  • Meet other non-profit foundation representatives
  • Learn more about the funding interests and philanthropic activities of grant-funding organizations
  • Learn how to build meaningful relationships with organization representatives
  • Develop a better understanding of the ins and outs of seeking and receiving grants   
In particular, the panel presentation will be focused on current giving priorities, as well as both targeted and precise grant requests. 

The featured panel speakers for this year’s ‘Meet the Grant Makers’ event will include Adrienne Wittenberg, grant director, S. Mark Taper Foundation; Gabrielle Burkard, program officer, S. Mark Taper Foundation; and Denise Tom, program director, health care, California Community Foundation.
“We invite every non-profit organization staff member in the region to the Meet the Grant Makers program,” said Theresa Zuzevich, director of grants and development at the college. “Having this type of direct access to organization representatives, with the ability to ask questions and share ideas on the spot, will be an extremely beneficial experience.”

In addition, the program will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with other non-profit organizations to create partnerships and explore the possibility of future collaboration.

Representatives from more than 30 local non-profit organizations are expected to be in attendance.

‘Meet the Grant Makers’ will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 258, located at the Valencia campus (University Center Drive entrance).

Admission to the event and parking in the University Center lot are complimentary, however attendees are asked to RSVP in advance in order to receive a free parking pass. Attendees that do not register in advance will need to purchase a one-day parking pass for $2 from one of the college’s automated parking lot kiosks.

For more information, call (661) 362-3644 or email To RSVP for this event please visit