Palomar College Foundation Gains a New Leader

SAN MARCOS (July 24, 2017) – The Palomar Community College Governing Board approved the appointment of Stacy Rungaitis as the new Palomar College Director of Development/Executive Director of the Foundation at the July 11 Board meeting.

“We’re pleased to have Stacy Rungaitis join us as the Palomar College Foundation team leader,” said Dr. Joi Lin Blake, Palomar College Superintendent/President. “She brings a level of commitment, compassion and energy that I know the community will find inspiring.”

Rungaitis brings a wide-ranging skill set and more than 25 years of experience to the job. She previously served as Director of Development and Marketing for Feeding America San Diego, and prior to that was a senior director of fund development for North County Health Services, where she led the capital campaign that built the North County Health Services Mission Mesa Pediatrics Health Center.

“It’s a privilege to assume leadership of an organization dedicated to affording more students access to higher education,” said Rungaitis. “Through its partnership with the community, the Palomar College Foundation helps remove the financial barriers to college and educate the people who become tomorrow’s contributors to the success of our local communities.”

As a San Marcos resident, Rungaitis is familiar with the priorities of North San Diego County communities served by Palomar College. “Community colleges are an expression of local educational needs and goals,” said Rungaitis. “The Foundation offers many opportunities for people to invest in the future—their future and that of their children and their community.”

Rungaitis will lead the Foundation’s current initiative to raise money in support of the Palomar Promise, which offers a tuition-free first year of Palomar College education to graduates from 21 local high schools.

 

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