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$50,000 Gift from Honda

Through the Foundation, El Camino College recently received a $50,000 pledge from American Honda Motor Co., Inc. as a lead gift to create the South Bay Promise Endowment Fund. The South Bay Promise program provides affordable access to a college education. This commitment from Honda will be the catalyst for providing long-term funding in perpetuity for students in the South Bay.

       Honda Check Presentation
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Dr. Dena Maloney and Andrea Sala (center) surrounded by friends from American Honda Motor Co. - Karin Baker and Steve Morikawa (on left) and Alexandra Warnier and Kacey Takeshima-Ahn (on right).



SBP Cover Pic Ben Allen

Signing Ceremony keynote speaker, Senator Ben Allen

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South Bay Promise Signing Ceremony

On May 11th, 130 South Bay leaders visited El Camino College to participate in a signing ceremony for the South Bay Promise. Educational leaders, elected officials and community partners joined together to sign resolutions and reaffirm their commitment to this program that provides college access. State Senator Ben Allen was the keynote speaker and American Honda Motor Co., Inc. presented a $50,000 check to support an endowment fund for the South Bay Promise. The South Bay Promise will expand in the fall of 2018 to include 500 high school graduates from all seven school districts in the El Camino Community College District. Through this program, high school graduates who attend ECC full time will have enrollment fees waived for the first year. The Foundation was pleased to host this historic event and bring awareness to this vital community program.     

Signing Ceremony Television Coverage

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Hawthorne Community TV 


South Bay Promise Sponsorships

Want to help support the South Bay Promise? All gifts of $5,000 or more will be named on the donor recognition wall. Significant pledge commitments may be paid over multiple years. 

Funding Opportunities

Naming Opportunities

Should you have any questions regarding South Bay Promise gifts, please contact:

Andrea Sala | Executive Director
o: (310) 660-6040

Heidi Wang | Development Officer
o: (310) 660-3593 x6716