Our annual WES Luncheon is scheduled for

Friday, September 15, 2017

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Koppes Community Room

Horticulture Center at Cabrillo College

Click here to see this year's invitation and for information on how to rsvp!


WES recipient

In 1997, the Cabrillo College Foundation, inspired by Peggy Downes Baskin and Rachael Spencer, built on that success by instituting the Women’s Educational Success program.

Women’s Educational Success is a special financial aid program funded by private donations to the Cabrillo College Foundation. Women’s Educational Success was started with 100 founding members, each contributing $100 to establish an endowment for assisting Cabrillo College students. This endowment provides emergency cash grants for students with a strong commitment to succeed in college. As of December 2016, the WES Endowment has received gifts valuing $1,585,862. Since inception, 1,484 grants totaling $472,417 have been disbursed.

WES Grant Advisors, twenty Cabrillo College faculty members, counselors, and staff recommend WES grant recipients to the Cabrillo College Foundation. Typically the range of gift will be $100 - $750 per recipient. The WES grants are for immediate emergency needs of students. The WES grants are not for the expected expenses of starting school, but for unexpected expenses such as the replacement of a stolen schoolbook, materials needed for a class, or a bus pass. WES grants are awarded within 2 weeks of the request and can make the difference between staying in school and dropping out.

Over $68,000 in WES Grants will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year.

This year’s WES Luncheon will be on Friday, September 15, 2017, from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Environmental Horticulture Center on the Cabrillo College campus.

Learn more about WES by watching this 2014 video!



For more information about WES, please contact Eileen Hill at 831-479-6458 or via email :  Eileen Hill.

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