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MiraCosta College Foundation Receives GuideStar 2017 Seal of Transparency


MiraCosta College Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit sector of MiraCosta College, earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. GuideStar’s evaluation method focuses on metrics related to progress and results against a charity’s stated mission, and awards ratings based on the level of transparency of reporting.

MiraCosta College Foundation is independently audited and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, most of whom live and work in the communities
served by the MiraCosta Community College District of coastal North San Diego

GuideStar helps donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation and collects, organizes, and presents information about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency and governance.

“We are thrilled to have this recognition. This will help to confirm our commitment to operational transparency and dedication to our community and students,” explains Cynthia Rice Carroll, associate vice president of institutional advancement at MiraCosta College.

The Vision of the MiraCosta College Foundation is to ensure that no one is denied access to higher education because of financial need and that resources are available to enrich the college experience for all students. To promote the interests and the welfare of the college, the Foundation secures resources that will transform the lives of students.