Admission: Free; donations welcome
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Contact: Alex Breitler
With the COVID-19 pandemic making it more challenging than ever for students to succeed in their studies, the San Joaquin Delta College Foundation is reaching out to the community for help both now and in the years to come.
The Foundation’s upcoming virtual fundraiser, “Delta Springing Forward,” seeks to raise money for scholarships, books, and transportation assistance for Delta students, 60 percent of whom reported in a recent survey that they were struggling to meet their basic everyday needs.
The virtual event will feature stories from students past and present whose passion for life and work was sparked at Delta. Community members and organizations will learn how their own generous donations can benefit even more students, both during the pandemic and beyond.
What: “Delta Springing Forward,” a virtual fundraiser
Who: Delta College Foundation Board of Directors; Delta College Superintendent/President Dr. Omid Pourzanjani; Delta College students and alumni
When: Thursday, April 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: bit.ly/deltaspringingforward ; Webinar ID: 920 9780 151
Why: In a survey of more than 1,000 students, 60 percent of Delta students reported having trouble meeting one or more basic needs. Forty-two percent were grappling with food insecurity, 31 percent had experienced housing insecurity due to the pandemic, and 18 percent were homeless.
Cost: The event itself is free but community members and organizations are encouraged to consider donating. Visit www.deltacollege.edu/donatenow