Stories of Philanthropy, Alumni and Community
Learn more about students who have been the recipients of our giving programs, and also read about our donors – some of whom are former students – and why they’re grateful for the education and support offered at AVѧԺ.
AVѧԺ Foundation offers a full-range of giving options help support our students, programs and services at AVѧԺ.
Impact Stories: Students and Staff
Learn more about the students who have been recipients of our giving programs, our alumni, and what inspires our donors to financially support AVѧԺ.
Impact Story: Jason Davidson
Jason Davidson is Captain of the Nevada County Consolidated Fire Department, and a AVѧԺ 2006 alum who benefitted from a AVѧԺ education.
Impact Story: Richard R. Nelson
Rick recognized the incredible value of the scholarships he received to attend AVѧԺ, and has since supported more than 100 scholarships benefitting deserving and financially disadvantaged students.
Impact Story: Jason Loscalzo
Jason Loscalzo, proud alumnus of AVѧԺ, is now Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Bears.
Impact Story: Andi*
Sierra Promise along with the Student Assistance Fund Endowment (SAFE) helped Andi succeed in life and in school.
Impact Story: Maria Brannan
Meet Maria Brannan, a proud veteran and AVѧԺ alum. She works in AVѧԺ’s Veteran Success Center to assist other veterans who are furthering their education at AVѧԺ.
Impact Story: Jake Malerbi
Meet Jake Malerbi, a hardworking AVѧԺ student who is part of the Guardian Scholars program.
Impact Story: Savanna Turner and Natalie Rowland
Watch Savanna Turner and Natalie Rowland’s stories to learn how scholarships have helped them succeed at AVѧԺ.