Support the Promise

Support the Promise

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 Lisa Cole-Jones, Development Coordinator
San Diego Community College District
3375 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

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 619-709-9629 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. You can learn more about estate gifts, here, or by calling Lisa Cole-Jones at 619-709-9629.

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