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.
When I first started college, my major was Criminal Justice. I changed my major to general education at ARC. When I got to HNU I declare Multimedia Arts and Communications as my major. I later changed it one last time to Business Communications. I am currently an Officer for the California Highway Patrol. I graduated the academy in June 2017. After graduation, I was stationed in San Francisco. I really like the variety of classes ARC had to offer. ARC helped me succeed by providing a 4-year education level of professors at a 2-year college. I never felt as if the professors were "easy" just because it was a community college. ARC helped prepare me for my future by allowing me to play softball while getting and education. I learned to manage my time between the studying and the athletics. I advise current and future students to follow your dreams. The road is going to be tough but don't ever give up!
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.