Pillars of Support

The first Pillars of Support were inducted at the inaugural Courtyard of Honor ceremony in 1995. Since that time, Golden West College has inducted 77 Pillars. A Pillar of Support represents a cash gift from an individual or business of $25,000 or higher.  

These funds are designated to support student success in a variety of areas, including scholarships for a Huntington Beach Police Department cadet in the Criminal Justice program, assistance for student nurses, memorial scholarships in honor of a loved one, or advanced training for students to keep them on the cutting edge as they transfer to a four year institution or join the workforce.

The Golden West College Foundation salutes the individuals and businesses that support higher education and ensure our student’s success!

Steve Allen Memorial

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #327

Jo and Jim Andrews

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® of Huntington Beach

Associated Students of Golden West College

Axel Family

Jane Axel Memorial

Augusta Barker

Biology Staff of Golden West College

Glenda Blackburn and John Higgs

The Boeing Company

Wes Bryan and Terri Zwick

R. Dudley Boyce Outstanding Student Award

Bill and Joanne Bumm Family

Charlie and Margie Bunten

California Community Foundation
/Carl and Irene Bull

Coast Community College District Foundation

Coastal Communities Hospital

The Chemistry Faculty pillar

Madeline and Barry Cohen

Brunilda “Bruni” L. Cronk Memorial

Profesóra Cronk Memorial 

Gladys M. Crown

Carolyn Cunningham

Frank M. Doyle

Dorothy Beatrice Duthie

Ebell Club of Newport Beach

Edwards Lifesciences Fund

El Viento

Judy Elmore

Elmore Toyota

Douglas Fabian

FHP Healthcare/FHP International Corporation

Foundation for California Community Colleges

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital 
and Medical Center

Garden Grove Hospital Volunteer Guild

Golden West College Bookstore

Golden West College Patrons

Carol “Dr. G” and Raymond Grimes


Harbor Beach Division 77 Scholarship Foundation

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Huntington Beach Hospital

Irvine Health Foundation

James Jordan Memorial Nursing

Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Howard T. Mango

Massen Greene Foundation

McBeth Foundation

John and Linda McGovern

Dawn McKahan

Lois and Mike Miller

Norah M. Morrison, J.D., C.F.P.

Norma Jeanne Nisco, R.N., Memorial Nursing

Chris and Tom Ohlendorf

Olmsted & Associates Accountancy Corporation

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Pacific Life Foundation

Glenn Parker

Gary and Andrea Parsons


Pillar of PEACE

Susan and Bob Polentz

Rainbow Environmental Services

Bonnie Chanine Robinson

Science Department of Golden West College

Silver Anchor Auxiliary/Huntington Beach Hospital

Rita Simonton

William Sisti Siracusa

Robert and Kathy Smith

Southern California Edison

St. Joseph Hospital

Herman R. Tate

Mary Boyce Thornton

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Union Bank

Waltmar Foundation

Wells Fargo

Women’s Club of Huntington Beach


Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: 714-895-8316
Email: GWCFoundation@gwc.cccd.edu