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Overcoming the financial challenge

Students in the San Diego Community College District have access to the most affordable, high-quality higher education in the nation, but earning a degree or certificate remains a steep financial challenge for far too many. In fact, most college students who have left college without a degree say financial reasons are a key cause.

The San Diego Promise addresses these barriers by covering the cost of tuition and providing textbook grants, allowing student to concentrate on their education, reach their professional and educational goals, and join the workforce with excellent, marketable skills.

How to Support the Promise

The San Diego Promise transforms lives. However, the SDCCD cannot achieve this transformation alone. We need your partnership to change lives and enrich the entire San Diego community.

Currently, the San Diego Promise serves more than 3,000 of the District’s 100,000 students. Every donation to the San Diego Promise allows more students to take advantage of this life-changing program.

  • One-time gifts
    Make a tax-deductible gift at any time through our secure, online donation form. You can also mail a check, payable to the San Diego Community College Auxiliary Organization to:
    San Diego Promise
    c/o Laurie Coskey Ed.D., Vice Chancellor of Development and Entrepreneurship
    San Diego Community College District
    3375 Camino del Rio South
    San Diego, CA 92108

    Annette Bening speaks at a fundraising gala
  • Monthly giving
    Show your ongoing support by making your gift a recurring, monthly donation. You can start your monthly gift by making an online donation and checking the “Show your support by making this a recurring donation” box. 
    Or simply call Lisa Cole-Jones at (619) 388-6692 to arrange for your monthly gift.

Planned Gifts
Did you know that you can include the San Diego Promise in your estate plans? Your legacy gift can ensure that community college education is accessible for generations to come, helping students, and enriching the entire San Diego community. Learn more about estate gifts, here, or by contact Laurie Coskey at or 858-231-9933.

The San Diego Community College Auxiliary Organization (SDCCAO) is serving as the fiscal agent for the San Diego Promise. The SDCCAO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; tax ID: 33-0428972. Your contribution is tax-deductible.