Ventura College Foundation provides financial support to students

The Ventura College Foundation recently announced the addition of three new employees. Sean Donnelly has been brought on as database coordinator, Jaimee Hanna as programs and events coordinator and Susan O’Connell as administration and operations coordinator.

“We’re excited to have Sean, Jaimee and Suzie join our core staff, as they each show such enthusiasm and dedication and can provide our growing foundation with unique skills and expertise that will give us more capacity to expand our goals,” said Norbert Tan, Ventura College Foundation executive director.

stuff-college-jaimee-hannaHanna received her bachelor degree in public health at Oregon State University. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as an executive assistant at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. As programs and events coordinator, Hanna will implement programs such as the Ventura College Promise and textbook lending library, as well as manage events such as annual scholarship galas and ceremonies.

stuff-college-sean-donnellyDonnelly received his bachelor degree in liberal arts at Thomas Aquinas College, and was employed in various positions there for over three years before graduating in May. As database coordinator, he will oversee the analysis of the annual fund, major and planned gifts, marketing, and fundraising. He will also help identify annual, major and planned gift donors to help support the Foundation’s funding more student scholarships and academic program needs.

stuff-college-susan-o%ce%b3coconnellO’Connell received her associate degree at Ventura College, and her bachelor degree in psychology at California State University, Channel Islands. She brings over 15 years of experience in customer service to her position as administration and operations coordinator. O’Connell serves as office manager and supports executives and staff by managing the day-to-day operations at the Foundation.

Established in 1983, the Ventura College Foundation provides financial support to the students and the programs of Ventura College to facilitate student success and grow the impact and legacy of Ventura College as a vital community asset. The Foundation also hosts the Ventura College Foundation Marketplace, an outdoor shopping experience held every weekend on the Ventura College campus east parking lot. For more information, contact Norbert Tan at  289-6160 or [email protected]. Or visit

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