College of the Redwoods Foundation

College of the Redwoods Foundation

College of the Redwoods Foundation

College of the Redwoods Foundation

Your support means student success!


About Us

Formed in 1965, the College of the Redwoods Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Redwoods Community College District provide top quality educational opportunities to all of its students.

Through the generosity of our donors, the Foundation supports:

  • Scholarships to ensure that students in need of financial help can thrive.
  • Scholarships recognizing academic and technical training achievement.
  • Internship programs where our students can develop valuable skills in their respective fields.
  • Funds to expand our student support services, programs, and facilities.

The Foundation promotes academic, professional, and personal achievement.

The Impact of Your Giving

Your gift matters.

Over 180,000 students have attended College of the Redwoods since our opening in 1964, and you can help our next students attain their goals and improve their lives.


If you are interested in making a donation to an existing scholarship fund or creating your own scholarship fund please contact:
Sheila Hall
Scholarship Coordinator
(707) 476-4191

Internship Program

If you or your business are interested in creating a paid internship program please contact:
Marty Coelho
Executive Director
College Advancement & CR Foundation
(707) 476-4325

Room & Board Scholarship

The Redwoods Room & Board Scholarship Fund supports students struggling to find a safe place to sleep and enough food to eat while dedicating themselves to earning an education. The Scholarship provides these students with housing and meals, so they can focus on their education rather than on their daily survival. The program provides an interim safety-net that gives students an opportunity to build rental and job history, while they have the stability of housing & meals. CR’s Housing liaison will work with recipients to secure sustainable housing in the community


Learn About our new Room and Board Scholarship

Your support means student success!

Meet Caw-Tep Sylvia, graduate from our Klamath-Trinity Education Center.

View More Student Success Stories

Dash of Color

College of the Redwoods hosts the annual “Dash of Color,” a community family fun event supporting the CR Foundation, as well as the football and track & field programs. This color run is a non-athletic, all ages event, where walkers/joggers/runners move through color stations where volunteers toss colored starch.  It’s not toxic, environmentally friendly, and a great deal of fun for all!  In April of 2016, over 500 participants enjoyed the event.

Foundation Board

Board Officers

Jim Maher

Monica Sperling
Vice President

Keith Flamer
President and Superintendent for College of the Redwoods District
Foundation Secretary/Treasurer

Foundation Members

Bob Brown
Director of Athletics & Health,
Kinesiology & Physical Education
College of the Redwoods

Dan Collen
Retired, Athletic Director
Humboldt State University

John Corbett
Lawyer, Board Director
McKinleyville Community Services

Danny Kelley
Vice-President, CR Board of Trustees
CEO, Humbots Data & Analysis

Bill McAuley
Finance & Accounting Committee Chair
Partner, Demello, McAuley, McReynolds & Holland, LLP

Dr. Colleen Mullery
President, CR Board of Trustees
Retired, Senior Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Human Resources
Humboldt State University

Don Olson
Retired, Superintendent of Del Norte
Unified School District and COE

Jim Ritter
Education at Work Community Outreach Coordinator
Humboldt County Office of Education

Staff Support

Marty Coelho
Executive Director of College Advancement
& the CR Foundation
College of the Redwoods

Sheila Hall
Scholarship Program Coordinator
College of the Redwoods

Shannon Adair
Foundation Assistant
College of the Redwoods

Julia Morrison
Vice President, Administrative Services
College of the Redwoods

Contact Us

Contact Information

College of the Redwoods Foundation

 Marty Coelho, Executive Director
Fax: 707-476-4402

 Student Services/Administration Building, Second Floor

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501