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TAFT COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Innovation Empowering Education

Mission

The Taft College Foundation is dedicated to supporting student success through fund raising and development of community relationships. The goal of the Taft College Foundation is to be the bridge to petroleum and natural gas industry to align academic and institutional goals with workforce needs. Realizing we have jobs in both Energy and Agriculture our mission is to train and prepare students to enter these areas to support the economy of Kern County.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Sheri Horn-Bunk

Main address

29 Cougar Ct.

TAFT, CA 93268 USA

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EIN

43-2023035

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (B11)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Award scholarships to increase access to higher education.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

STEM

K-12 Outreach programs integrate with Taft College to expose Taft children to STEM and to educate themselves at Taft College upon graduation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

The Energy Technology program is designed to provide training and education in technical and professional skills to enable individuals to be job ready and professionally prepared.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Transition to Independent Living Program endeavors to provide an environment with:Enriching collegiate experiencesInteractive and inclusive environmentsLearning outcomes transferable to lifelong productivityCareer education resulting in gainful employmentSelf-determination and knowledge of individual strengthsEmpowerment through education

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Focusing on internships, STEM, and TC Promise students.

Networking within the Taft Community and branching out in Kern County.

Fundraising and awareness with the efforts in the Foundation.

Placing TC students with internships in Kern County and building relations with TC students to inspire them for higher education.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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TAFT COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kirk Hessler

Retired from banking

Term: 2020 -

Brock McMurray

WKCCD Interim Superintendent/President

Janice Ashley

Nurse Practitioner

Richard Chapman

President, KEDC

Carole Cohen

Retired Educator

Jamie Little

Synagro, Office Administrator

Robert Duchow

So Cal Gas Company

Penelope Fulton

Retired/Finance Services

Dr. Loretta Lipscomb

Retired VP Student Instruction

Elizabeth Howard

Howard Financial & Wealth Management

Roland Maier

First 5

Suzanne Noble

WSPA

Bill Phillimore

Phillimore Consulting

Ray Scott

Price Disposal

Kal Vaughn

West Coast Construction & Mechanical

Jasmeet Bains MD

Omni Family Health

Cathy Bennett

Klein DeNatale Goldner

Les Clark Jr

Independent Oil Producers Alliance

Jamie Swetalla

Aera Energy, LLC

Deanna Blaise

Valley Strong Credit Union

Patti Canessa

Chevron

Don Clark

Retired News Reporter

Julie Franks

State Farm Agent

Michael George

Safe 1 Credit Union

Gabriela Gonzales

CRC

Max Goossen

Westside Waste Management

Todd Hampton

Executive Vice President of Administrative Services

Rusty Risi

General Production Services

Tim Rushing

Sentinel Peak Resources

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/9/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/09/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.