The Administrative Senate has traditionally sponsored two $500 scholarships for NVC students each year. In spring 2009, the Senate increased the level to three $500 scholarships.
The Senate was able to increase its scholarship funds by encouraging members who were donating to the Napa Valley College Foundation via payroll contributions to direct their donations toward the Senate’s Foundation account to support the Administrative Senate’s scholarship program. The Senate also encouraged members who weren’t currently participating in the payroll deduction program to enroll in it.
As a result of these efforts, the Administrative Senate’s Foundation account has become self-sustaining, generating enough money to cover two $500 scholarships each year. In spring 2009, the Senate membership voted to supplement existing scholarship funds by contributing $500 from the Senate’s own account (generated by membership dues) for a third scholarship.
In October 2010, 21 of the 37 administrative/confidential staff members (56%) contributed to the Napa Valley College Foundation via payroll deduction. Additional members may donate to the Foundation directly (though not through payroll contributions).
A goal for 2010-2011 is to increase participation among Administrative Senate members. If you aren’t currently participating in the payroll contribution program, please consider doing so. The payroll contribution form is available on the Foundation’s website: