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A Foundation For Success

For more than 50 years, the Crafton Hills College Foundation has supported CHC in advancing the educational, career and personal success of our diverse campus community. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Your investment will make a significant difference in the life of a student. Like the inspiring life Rubin Valverde has led.


The Rubin Valverde Story

Rubin Valverde grew up in Colton, California in the early 80s and dreamed of becoming a firefighter. It’s a common dream for youngsters attracted to glistening red fire engines, helmets and sirens. For many, that dream fades, but for Rubin it was just temporarily delayed.

While he didn’t receive the firefighting training he wanted in the Air Force, that didn’t stop him from serving for 7 years at Travis Air Force Base.

Once out of uniform his life was filled with challenges no one would ever want to face. In 2014 Rubin was diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer. It would spread to his liver, lungs and lymph nodes. He would develop meningitis and spend 8 weeks in an ICU at Loma Linda Veterans Hospital where he was not expected to survive. His strength and determination, along with the excellent care he received, contributed to an outcome deemed by many as nothing short of miraculous. Once out of the hospital he explored a variety of careers.

He worked in a warehouse, tried real estate, became a personal trainer and created a line of faith-based gym apparel. But the lure of service remained, and that dream of becoming a firefighter was re-ignited.

Despite being in his 40s, Rubin was once again drawn to the red fire engine, the opportunity to serve, the understanding of sacrifice. No one was surprised when life put yet another obstacle in his way. He couldn’t afford the tuition. The Crafton Hills College Foundation stepped in and kept his dream from going up in smoke.

Rubin Valverde has served his country, conquered formidable diseases and conditions, and is now ready to put his life on the line to save others. Rubin Valverde exemplifies their class motto “all grit and no quit”.

Every day the CHC Foundation helps students like Rubin Valverde. He almost lost his life, but now, thanks to people like you who donated, he’s training to save them.

President's Circle

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE A special group of donors who make a $1,000 or more annual commitment.


ANNUAL GIVING Contributions to the Annual Fund provide the precious gift of opportunity to thousands of deserving students.


SCHOLARSHIPS An Endowed Scholarship Fund is established through a minimum gift of cash or stock totaling $10,000, which can be made over a period of five years. 

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PLANNED GIVING There are a variety of options. Whether your estate is simple or complex, there’s a tax-advantaged gift planning vehicle just right for you.
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STUDENT AND PROGRAM SUPPORT Some students will face serious obstacles in pursuit of their educational goals. Your gift helps them beat the odds.
NAMING OPPORTUNITIES You can make a lasting impact at CHC and pay tribute to a notable, influential person or organization. Here are multiple ways to donate.

Ways to Give

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Send your check payable to CHC Foundation,
11711 Sand Canyon Rd., Yucaipa, CA 92399


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Recurring Gift/Monthly Installments

A recurring monthly gift is an easy, affordable way to ensure your support for Crafton Hills College. On a day of the month that you specify, a certain amount can be charged to your credit or debit card, dividing your gift over the course of the fiscal year.

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Matching Gift

Double your donation. Please check with your employer to see if they participate in a corporate matching gift program.


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If you are interested in making a gift of stock securities,
please contact Michelle Riggs at 909-389-3391.


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Request a Charitable Distribution check to be sent directly to CHC Foundation from your IRA or make a gift from your estate bequest, charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy, charitable remainder trust, etc.



Crafton Hills College Foundation
The Crafton Hills College Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the current tax laws. Please discuss with your accountant or tax preparer for more information. Tax ID is 23-7314077