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.
I started ARC in 2011 and took part time classes because I work full time. I graduated ARC December of 2014 and transferred to Sacramento State in the spring of 2015. I majored in Psychology, but I did obtain my first Associates from Yuba College in 2001 in Art. I earned an AA-T at American River College. My compromise between the two? I have exceeding interest in art therapy. I love ARC for its connection with students. Its resources and flexibility to help students succeed in the classroom and beyond. The various programs that supplement classroom teaching such as Writing across the Curriculum [WAC]. For English studies, Math labs and workshops give real hands on free tutorial help. Some Professors may provide credits for attendance. on-site tutoring in the Learning Resources Center on a drop in or appointment basis was great. Coffee on campus is great too. ARC has helped me prepare for 4-year College, as I was able to gain most of my undergraduate general education by utilizing the AA to transfer path. My advice to students is to take advantage of re-entry programs, disability services, or connections to multi-cultural groups and programs. Empowerment is powerful and having the resources to succeed is empowering, so dream big and go for it.
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.