Upcoming Foundation Events

Join us!
Open to donors, friends, and the entire community


Past Events:

  • 2021 March: Cañada College STEM Center/Alumni Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 3

    • Tamara Dorian NetSuite Functional Consultant, Zenardy and Cañada College alumna. "The Challenges of Finding a Job Straight Out of College. Especially in the Middle of a Pandemic." 

  • 2021 March: Cañada College STEM Center/Alumni Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 10

    • Andres Andres Cabrera – Staff Design Engineer at Samsung Austin Research Center and Cañada alum. "The Importance of Internships and Networking to Obtain Early Exposure to Your Career Work Environment.” 

  • 2021 March: Cañada College STEM Center/Alumni Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 18

    • Angel is a CSM alum and the author of “Skilled: Why Customer Service Is More Than a First Job.” A first-generation college student, Angel worked numerous customer service and retail jobs while pursuing her academic goals. Frustrated by her own difficulty landing key job opportunities, she figured out how to pivot her entry-level jobs into career opportunities. She will share lessons learned on securing internships, networking and interviewing, as well as how to leverage relationships and open doors to opportunities without an Ivy League degree or a pedigree. 

  • 2021 March: Alumni Association/CSM Career Center Speaker Series: Rhonda Demars, CEO Erzulie on Tuesday, March 23

    • Demars is CEO and Founder of Erzulie Cosmetics and CSM alum. She will share insights on her path from CSM to the C-Suite. Lessons learned on identifying her target customer demographic, selling products and building brand loyalty using social media, and staying true to your passions. 

  • 2021 April: Restorative Yoga & Mindfulness Free Workshop for Self-Care on Wednesday, April 7, 5:30-7 PM

    • A collaboration between SMCCCF, the San Mateo Athletic Center, and the MindKind Institute, please join us for a deeply relaxing workshop, created exclusively for our Foundation community, utilizing restorative yoga and mindfulness practices to allow us an opportunity to center ourselves, reduce stress, and import our overall well-being in our day-to-day lives.

  • 2021 April: Protecting Your Skin Outdoors Workshop on Thursday, April 22

    • A workshop for men and women. Skyline College aesthetics faculty instructor Tammy Calderon will teach a hands-on workshop to participants on caring for our skin. Especially how to protect ourselves when enjoying the great outdoors.

  • 2021 March and April: In honor of Women’s History Month A Two-Part Free Lecture Series

    • Processing Atlanta: An Asian American Studies Perspective with Professors Seon-Hye Moon and Malathi Iyengar on Tuesday, March 30th, 5:30-6:30 PM - Part one of this series has already been presented
      • Join us for a conversation about critical ethnic studies frameworks and how they enable us to process the massacres in Atlanta
    • "Can Dolly Save Us?" on Tuesday, April 27th, 5:30-6:30 PM
      • College of San Mateo Ethnic Studies Professor Seon-Hye Moon, will present her lecture entitled, "Can Dolly Save Us?: Examining American Exceptionalism Through a Black Feminist Perspective."

Coming Up: 


  • 2021 May: Districtwide Student Scholarship and Awards ceremonies - TBD

  • 2021 June: Cocktail Class - TBD

    • The history and crafting of two themed cocktails.

 Upcoming 2021-2022 Foundation Events:

  • October: Financial Planning and Giving Workshop - TBD

    • Join us for a workshop on estate, retirement, and giving planning.

  • October: Foundation Virtual Open House - TBD

    • Join us for an informal and fun meet and greet with our Foundation team.

  • Mental Health and Wellness - TBD

    • A workshop featuring a psychologist and/or District wellness partners.

  • An Event in Honor of LGBTQ+ History Month - TBD

    • This workshop will feature a campus partner speaker.

  • Immigration and the CSM Multicultural Center - TBD

    • Join us for a discussion on the reinstatement of DACA and the impact on our students.

  • Project Change - TBD

    • Join us for a discussion on the Project Change program. An equity-driven initiative to close the gap for access to higher education for incarcerated for formerly incarcerated individuals.

  • Mindful Baking - TBD

    • Family friendly fun to ground us, connect us, and reduce stress through baking.

  • Social Justice and the Skyline College Equity Institute - TBD

    • In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mr. Cesar Chavez’s social justice and activism, we will explore how long-term societal inequities are amplified and compounded by the current pandemic in education and what philanthropy can do to help.