Help Promote Arts and Cultural Enrichment

The Sierra College Patrons, a branch of the Sierra College Foundation, are dedicated to promoting the Arts and Humanities and to providing cultural enrichment to the community. Proceeds from Patron-sponsored events, in the form of grants and scholarships, are awarded to Sierra College Students in support of Arts and Humanities programs. 

Get Involved

How to Become a Sierra College Patron

Membership dues are $40 per year. Members joining after January 1 pay a prorated amount. Fill out and submit our membership application

For more information, email sierracollegepatrons@gmail.com

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Ridley Gallery: Serve as a weekly host
  • Graduation: Serve as a host and distribute programs
  • Theatre and music productions: Serve as ushers
  • Food Pantry: contribute food and other items

Meetings and Events

Meetings

Patrons meet the first Monday each month (except July and August) at 12:30pm in the Fireside Room on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Meetings typically include lunch, a business meeting, and a short program. 

To RSVP, please contact Joan Edwards at (916) 663-3408 by the Thursday prior to the meeting.

Annual Events

  • Bake sale on the Rocklin Campus quad (Fall and Spring semesters)
  • Annual Vintage Marketplace on the Rocklin Campus quad
  • Old Fashioned Bar-B-Cue (formerly an Annual Crab and Shrimp Feed) 

Visit Sierra College Foundation Events for more information. 

Awards and Scholarships

  • Patrons provide more than $5,000 in grants to the Arts and Humanities Departments each year, emphasizing grants that directly affect students. Grant applications are due September 30 and February 28.
  • Patrons award two annual $5,000 scholarships to students in Arts (music, art, theatre, etc.).
  • Patrons award $1,000 to students competing in the annual student art show.
  • Patrons provide gift cards to be distributed to deserving students through the Guardian Scholar Program.
  • Patrons provide support to the Sierra College Veterans Program.

What We’ve Accomplished

Since Patrons was established in 1984, more than $350,000 has been donated to Sierra College. Notable contributions include: 

  • $31,400 for Dietrich Theatre improvements
  • $20,200 for art works displayed on campus
  • $18,000 to the Ridley Gallery
  • $10,000 in scholarships to local students to attend Donner Mine Music Camp
  • $10,000 to support technology upgrades in many instructional areas. 
  • $8,000 for carillon bells
  • $55,240 has been donated to the Aquatics Department through joint participation in the annual Crab and Shrimp Feed.
Sierra College Patrons
2021-22 Sierra College Patron Officers Pictured left to right: Clare Dendinger, corresponding secretary; Christy Brower, Vice President; Liz Honeycutt, Vice President; Sharon Donaldson, Treasurer; Barbara Vineyard, Recording Secretary; Sandi Warren, President; and Scott Decker who officiated over the swearing in.