Palomar College scholarship recipient Maxine Lagrimas

The Palomar College Foundation promises to raise some “serious” funds this year on Giving Tuesday, a world-wide, annual event that is based on philanthropy and the celebration of generosity toward others. This year’s Giving Tuesday event will take place on December 1.

“This year, thanks to an anonymous donor, every dollar of Giving Tuesday gifts will be matched. A $50 donation becomes $100! It’s a wonderful opportunity to help students gain access to success through education while also benefitting North County communities,” said Kim Hartwell, who oversees the foundation’s scholarship program.

Hartwell said that funds donated to the Palomar College Foundation on Giving Tuesday help provide scholarships, textbook assistance, and support for many special programs. “These generous donations have a large and immediate impact on the lives of many students,” she said.

Last year an estimated $46 million was raised on Giving Tuesday by a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in the U.S.

Donations can be made at the foundation’s website,

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Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Laura Gropen, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152
Kim Hartwell, Palomar College Foundation, 760-744-1150, ext. 2664