The American River College Office of Philanthropy, with the support of the Los Rios Colleges Foundation, works to enhance, promote and support American River College and its centers through engaging employees, the community, alumni, emeriti, and friends. The office manages and supports all fundraising efforts for the college.
Why Your Support is Critical
Your philanthropic gift makes an impact at American River College. Giving to the Office of Philanthropy is about connecting our donor's areas of interest to key initiatives of college and community life, whether your philanthropic interest is funding student scholarships, providing resources for the STEM Capital Campaign, helping our veterans receive an education, supporting our student-athletes, or advocating for arts education. Your gift will benefit students, faculty, and the community, not only at this moment in time, but will also have a lasting impact into the future.
American River College raises funds through the Los Rios Colleges Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization serving all Los Rios community colleges (American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City). Your donation is tax deductible to the extent permissible under law. The fair market value of any benefits provided in return for a contribution may affect a portion of the gift which is the tax deductible. Donations should be made to "Los Rios Colleges Foundation." Federal Tax ID: 94-2506591.
ARC made me feel like I was part of the community. I think if even I hadn't been on the [soccer] team, every professor I had at ARC was so friendly and so educated that I was constantly challenged. I was excited to go to classes and I felt supported, which is super important at a big community college like ARC. I've always been interested in government and I've always been a big reader and writer and I went into Political Science major because of Professor Collihan's class and I really loved it. When I first started at ARC I wanted to be a dentist so I was taking a lot of science classes, which I knew I didn't have a greatest passion for. It was good to realize I'm not good at everything and I really need to focus on what I was good at and figure out a way to excel in that area. Thankfully, taking that political science class with Professor Collihan opened that door for me and I realized that I loved that area and I knew I could do well in making that first step towards that goal.
Alumni - Tell Us Your Story
If you are an ARC alumnus - whether or not you graduated - we are proud of you and want to share your story! Click the button below to go to our alumni story form.