History of the Foundation

Victor Valley College Foundation was established on July 9, 1975, when Founding President John Kroencke along with six other board members, James Hvilsted, Paul Kirkpatrick, Robert Graves, Burt Wadsworth, Arthur Taylor, and Joseph Campbell recognized the need to establish an organization to help Victor Valley College better serve the residents of the high desert.

The Victor Valley College Foundation’s first project was to help the college find a home for its new Child Development Center by facilitating the purchase of a house near the Victor Valley College campus.

Victor Valley College Foundation has continued to solicit donations, secure grants, and broker partnerships to extend the mission of the college through this day.

Since the Victor Valley College Foundation was established, the organization has augmented the Victor Valley College budget with nearly $50 million in alternative resources to make higher education more accessible and relevant than public funding alone would have allowed.