Julie Nichols

Julie Nichols

She leads a team of giving professionals specializing in connecting donors, philanthropists, and their advisors to giving opportunities that lift up the lives of all Californians through the power of the California Community Colleges. Julie is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), an internationally recognized certification for philanthropic advisors. FoundationCCC Highlights Julie has more than…

Jodi Samuels

Jodi Samuels

In this role, she concentrates on maximizing student success through grantmaking and scholarship programs, including the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment, the Finish Line Scholars Program, the Real Estate Education Endowment, the Nursing Education Investment Grants, and the K-16 Regional Education Collaboratives Grant Program.  FoundationCCC Highlights Jodi started her career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,…

Barbara Webster-Hawkins

Barbara Webster-Hawkins

In her role, Barbara propels mission success through innovation, strategic oversight, and partnerships with philanthropic organizations. A grants expert, she stimulates FoundationCCC’s growth and leads its fiscal sponsorship services, enabling collaboration with organizations and programs sharing FoundationCCC’s values. FoundationCCC Highlights Barbara, with over 30 years in grantmaking and community services, oversees FoundationCCC teams to guide…

Melissa Conner

Melissa Conner

Her passion for stakeholder engagement and communication, combined with her expertise in aligning philanthropic resources with the organization’s mission, has helped raise over $150 million annually for FoundationCCC. This financial support directly benefits California community college students, faculty, staff, and the entire system. Since joining FoundationCCC in 2006, Conner’s entrepreneurial mindset, strategic leadership, and communication…