About the Office of College Advancement

Mission College is among Silicon Valley's largest provider of Career Education. Our students achieve associate degrees, transfer to local four-year colleges, earn certificates and move up in their chosen career field.

Located in the heart of the Valley in Santa Clara, we've made it possible for tens of thousands of students to achieve their academic and careeer goals.


How Your Gifts Help

The Office of College Advancement combines development, alumni relations, advancement services, and marketing. In partnership with the West Valley-Mission Community College District Foundation, College Advancement raises funds to support programs at Mission College.

Examples of these programs include scholarship support, Student Emergency Assistance Fund program, and donor-funded facilities such as the James and Vincee Viso Family Student Engagement Center, the Gary G Gillmor and Family Academic Center, and the Von Raesfeld Fire Tower.

Our Mission

College Advancement is dedicated to increasing and diversifying revenue through fundraising, as well as strengthening and deepening engagement with donors, community, corporations, foundations, alumni, and friends.

These efforts result in lifelong relationships that benefit the students of Mission College.

Our Vision

We empower every student to find their mission by making college affordable. By ensuring that no one is denied access to education, students have the resources they need to succeed academically and professionally. 

2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

In 2020, the Foundation received the highest level of recognition from GuideStar – the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

Office Location

Office of College Advancement
3000 Mission College Blvd., MT-18A
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Mailing Address

WVMCCD Foundation
14000 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070


Office of College Advancement Staff


Melissa Johns, Executive Director of Advancement
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Nicole Aguinaldo, Administrative Assistant
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Joanne Cao, Foundation Financial Analyst
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