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News Release

July 3, 2019

College Hosts ‘Meet the Grant Makers’

The College of the Canyons Office of Grants Development will host a “Meet the Grant Makers” panel presentation and seminar on Friday, July 12, offering Santa Clarita Valley’s non-profits an opportunity to learn how to improve their fundraising efforts and see their organizations thrive.

With the participation of representatives from S. Mark Taper Foundation and the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, the event will feature a range of interactive discussions focused on helping attendees:

  • Engage in dialogue with potential donors about their organization’s major priorities.
  • Understand how to make their grant applications stand out.
  • Learn how to build meaningful relationships with organization representatives.
  • Network and form partnerships with other non-profit professionals.
  • Successfully secure grants and other forms of aid.

In particular, the panel presentation will focus on current giving priorities, as well as both targeted and precise grant requests.

Featured panel speakers are Adrienne Wittenberg, executive director, S. Mark Taper Foundation; Kristen Haggins, program officer, S. Mark Taper Foundation; and Tony Newhall, board member, Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation.

The program will also provide attendees with the opportunity to network with representatives from other non-profit organizations to create partnerships and explore the possibility of future collaboration projects. Representatives from more than 30 local non-profit organizations are expected to attend.

The event is scheduled 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 258, located at the Valencia campus (University Center Drive entrance).

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