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Contributions of any size are enthusiastically welcomed and greatly appreciated. Supporting The Friends of Chabot College fund is a great way to invest in the future of our students. Whether you are an alum of Chabot College, student, parent, or interested community member, you have a role to play in building the social and financial capital for our college.

Ways to Give

The Friends of Chabot College General Fund

The Friends of Chabot College General Fund

Provides many opportunities to share your support of Chabot College. Unrestricted gifts provide the greatest good to the widest audience. Consider an annual, unrestricted, tax deductible gift. It’s the easiest way to make a regular difference for the college, our students, and the many programs and learning opportunities that we offer. Every gift of every size helps us prepare the next generation of leaders, decision makers, and innovators.

To give, please make checks payable to:
The Friends of Chabot College, send to
The Friends of Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545

Nurturing Learning – Scholarships Fund

Nurturing Learning –
Scholarships Fund

Provides critical support to Chabot College students, many of whom work multiple jobs while maintaining a full schedule of classes, and attending to their family obligations. We offer Endowed and Annual Scholarship giving opportunities. The minimum annual scholarship award requires a gift of $250. Annual scholarships of $500 may be named to honor or memorialize an individual. Endowed Scholarships are established with a gift of $10,000 or more.

For more information regarding setting up a Scholarship, please contact us at

Scholarship Donor Form
Legacy Giving - Planned Gifts via Bequests and Estates

Legacy Giving - Planned Gifts via Bequests and Estates

In recognition of their legacy gift, our planned giving donors become members of the Chabot College Legacy Society. Planned giving can help you achieve your philanthropic goals as you enjoy one or more tax benefits, such as current income tax charitable deduction; reduction or avoidance of capital gains tax; avoidance of estate taxes on assets transferred in the planned gift; guaranteed income for you, your spouse, or other loved ones; income in retirement years.

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Explanations of Giving Methods

Gifts are contributions received by The Friends of Chabot College for furtherance in its mission, and for which The Friends of Chabot College or Chabot College has made no commitment of resources or services other than possibly committing to use the gift as the donor specifies.

Unrestricted gifts are given without designation of use and allow The Friends of Chabot College to identify areas of need within the college for its highest and best application.

Restricted gifts are designated for a specific purpose. For example, contributions intended to honor an individual (living or deceased) or to fund a specific type of scholarship or campus activity are forms of restricted giving.

Endowment funds are gifts that are specified by donors to be retained and invested for income producing purposes. Income derived from endowment may be unrestricted or restricted.

Legacy gifts or planned gifts may be in the form of cash, securities/stocks, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, retirement income, which the donor intends to be allocated during one’s lifetime or at death, and is part of the donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.

Pledge gifts are promises to make a contribution at some time in the future. A signed agreement that binds the total amount and the frequency of payment must be drawn up between the donor and The Friends of Chabot College.

Sponsorships are contributions made in order to support activities, events, or projects for which recognition is offered in return. Businesses and corporations often make such gifts.

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Support may be in the form of cash, pledges, life insurance, wills, or transfer of investments and real property. Other giving arrangements include bequests, trust funds, and endowments. These latter types of gifts are invested for long-term growth and ongoing income to help Chabot College students reach their educational goals.

All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law, and subject to current tax accounting limitations. In accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations, if a donor receives benefits in return for a gift, the amount of the gift recorded and reported is reduced by the fair market value of all benefits given. Donors are encouraged to consult a qualified tax consultant for more detailed information.

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Stories of Giving

Edward Martins

The Edward and Donna Martins Foundation Scholarships and Awards

Mr. Edward Emilio Martins has provided ongoing support for Chabot College students and the community. After serving in the United States Army, Mr. Martins studied at UC Berkeley and went on to graduate from USF Law School in 1953. He began practicing law in Hayward, where he continues to practice today. His pro bono service to underserved individuals earned him the prestigious Governor’s Service Award. In 1958, Edward was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Edward Martins was the first and is now the longest surviving Chabot College Trustee; he was also a founder of the Hayward campus. He has received many awards, including Gladiator of the Year.

Mr. Martins is the President and CEO of Centro Social Monsignor Julio A Martins Foundation in Portugal that provides children’s day care and 24-hour care for the elderly in Ligares, Portugal.

In 1970, Donna L and Edward E Martins Foundation, Inc was established and has now continued to support the community for over 52 years with no end in sight.

A true philanthropist, Mr. Martins has:

  • Supported education by awarding 27 Chabot College scholarships;
  • Founded the Chabot College Faculty Award for Excellence;
  • Purchased equipment for Hayward Library's first Music Center;
  • Funded free admission for 3 years to the Hayward Area Historical Museum;
  • Sponsored several clothing giveaways to the Hayward community;
  • Led the way to establish the Silva Pediatric Center;
  • Supported UCSF cancer research;
  • and so much more!


Chilopie Millington was a Chabot College student, student assistant, and the founding full-time permanent Counselor Assistant II with the Daraja, now Umoja program since 2014. She was instrumental in supporting the growth of this academic-student support learning community from a few dozen students to hundreds of students that make up the multi-faceted program Umoja is today. This scholarship honors Chilopie's legacy and love for Chabot College and the community.

Denise Gerbi

Denise Gerbi Nursing Scholarship

Education and hard work enabled Denise Gerbi, Chabot Nursing Program graduate Class of 1991, to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. Her family and friends honors her memory and life by creating a scholarship in her name at Chabot College for Nursing Program students.

Mr. Woody Phillips

Mr. Woody Phillips

Mr. Woody Phillips is a 2007 alumnus of the Welding Technology program at Chabot College. He wanted to say thanks for his excellent education, and decided that a scholarship was the best way to show his appreciation. His employer, Google, matched his contribution dollar for dollar, and we are able to offer two scholarships to students majoring in Machine Tool Technology. Mr. Phillips is pictured here with the first recipient of that scholarship Luis Perez Gonzalez.

Sylvia and Juan Espinoza Memorial Scholarship

Sylvia and Juan Espinoza Memorial Scholarship

Davida Scott is a case manager for youth in Hayward, California. Before her best friend Sylvia Espinoza passed away at 25 years old due to cancer, they spent a lot of time together discussing how Sylvia’s legacy and caring for others might live on. Together they decided to establish a scholarship at Brenkwitz Alternative High School & Hayward Community Day because it would be one of the first scholarships founded for seniors attending both high schools. Shortly after Sylvia died, her brother Juan passed away unexpectedly from pneumonia at the age of 29 . He left behind his family, his beautiful daughter and friends. Davida wanted to make sure that Sylvia & Juan would be remembered for generations to come. Davida has funded and named a scholarship in their memory. It is intended for students who have graduated from either Brenkwitz Alternative High School or the Community Day School, and are now enrolled at Chabot College. The purpose of the scholarship is to pay for the students' books and school supplies. The photo shown here is of Sylvia and Juan Espinoza.