Feeling Fortunate Generates Pledge
SCCO Trustee Richard "Dick" Jones, J.D., seeks opportunities to make a difference in the communities in which he works and where he lives. Dick has committed to making a difference at SCCO – with his time, resources and a recent role-model pledge of $50,000 to the College's ACHIEVING 2020 Campaign.
"I was raised in a family that felt blessed and wanted to give back," Dick states. "I was fortunate to receive a full four-year scholarship for my undergraduate degree at a public school and a partial scholarship to cover my law degree costs. North Orange County has been wonderfully supportive of my profession and my family. So when I was introduced to SCCO through a friend and colleague, learned about the real needs being served by the College, and heard the message about growth, I wanted to be involved in moving SCCO's plans forward.
"My wife, Judy, and I have five sons and seven grandkids. We want their lives to be as enriched as ours have been – giving back to the community, to health care and to SCCO ensures their fortunate future," he noted. "These are challenging times for health care and it's exciting to be involved with implementing change at SCCO that addresses people's future needs."
Dick joined SCCO's Board of Trustees in 2009, and has brought a wealth of leadership experience. Professionally, he's the city attorney for Whittier, La Habra, Fullerton and Westminster and general counsel to the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.
The La Habra resident was an elected trustee for more than 17 years and served several times as president of the Lowell Joint Elementary School District and he served on its Education Foundation. He also serves as the chairman, Board of Directors, California Domestic Water Company and has done so for more than 18 years. An active member in a local Chamber of Commerce, numerous Boys and Girls Clubs, and Kiwanis, he has been a Rotarian for 20 plus years. Education is dear to Dick's heart. He was a professor at Whittier College in Professional Ethics and Business Law for more than 10 years.
SCCO's ACHIEVING 2020 Campaign can be attained with such profound leadership from our trustees, alumni and friends. If Dick's expression of excitement about the future and wanting to give back and to be involved at SCCO ring the same for you, please contact, SCCO Vice President of Advancement and Marketing Paul A. Stover, M.Ed., at 714.449.7461. Gifts to affect change can be structured in a variety of ways to meet your particular situation. Everyone deserves to feel fortunate.