“We believe in the Career Technical Education Foundation and the work it does to help educate and train our community’s future workforce, including those in health care. That’s why Kaiser Permanente provided funding from the beginning and continues to support them today. We’re proud to partner with CTE and encourage work-based learning and career development for students in our communities.”

Judy Coffey, RN, Sr. VP and Area Manager, Marin-Sonoma, Kaiser Permanente


We are grateful to the founding partners who had the vision to commit to a three-year investment in order to launch CTE Foundation and develop infrastructure to ensure its long term sustainability.


  • Tony Crabb and Barbara Grasseschi
  • The John Jordan Foundation
  • County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors
  • Big John’s Market
  • Gardenworks, Inc.
  • Herb & Jane Dwight
  • Hotel Healdsburg
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.
  • Larry L. Hillblom Foundation
  • Redwood Credit Union
  • Soiland Company, Inc./Soiland Family Fund


$10,000 or more



$5,000 – $9,999



$2,500 – $4,999

  • Rabobank
  • Salesforce
  • Simpson Sheet Meal
  • Sonic, Inc.
  • Terri and Mark Stark
  • Viavi Solutions
  • Paul and Michelle Zygielbaum



$1,000 above

  • Able Maintenance, Inc.
  • Jeffery Abramson
  • Mary and Richard Burke
  • American Council of Engineering Companies– North Coast Chapter
  • AT&T
  • Baci Café & Wine Bar
  • Brad Baker
  • Clover Sonoma
  • Constellation Brands
  • Iain Crabb
  • LeDuc & Dexter
  • GCCI, Inc.
  • Ghilotti Brothers
  • Gina Fontana, DDS
  • Kathy and Matt Goodacre
  • Mimi Gurbst
  • Horizons Foundation
  • The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery
  • Scott Kincade
  • Jean Kapolchok
  • Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ling
  • Leff Constuction
  • Suzy and Mike Marzalek
  • Manzana Products Co., Inc.
  • William McDevitt
  • Anthy and Don O’Brien
  • Pine Creek Development
  • Pure Power Solutions
  • Reliance Business Park
  • Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery
  • Jane Rosendberg
  • Sceales Vineyard LLC
  • Rick Shone
  • Summit State Bank
  • Harvest Summit
  • SunPower Corporation
  • SWI – Co Construction
  • Traditional Medicinals
  • Steven Ungerleider
  • Vantreo Insurance Brokerage
  • Janis and Warren Watkins


We are grateful to these organizations who have provided support for regional workforce initiatives linking students to career pathways leading to high-wage, high-skill, high-demand local jobs.

Food & Beverage Manufacturing Careers Summit

Cowgirl Creamery

E&J Gallo

La Tortilla Factory

Petaluma Poultry

Straus Family Creamery

Alvarado Street Bakery

Amy’s Kitchen

Clover Sonoma

Constellation Brands

Costeaux French Bakery

Employment Training Panel

Family Coppola

Jackson Family Wines

Manzana Products


Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery

Revive Kombucha

Traditional Medicinals





North Bay Construction Corps

BoDean Company

Doug Hamilton/Oak Grove Construction

Syar Foundation

Team Ghilloti

Aaction Rents

Advanced Stormwater Protection

American Tile & Stone

Blanchard Construction

Tony Crabb & Barbara Grasseschi

Creative Environments

CI Marshall

Engineering Contractors Association

Friedman’s Home Improvement


GCCI, Inc.

Ghilotti Bros.

Healdsburg Lumber Company

LeDuc & Dexter

Leff Construction

Mead Clark

Northgate Readymix

Pine Creek

Pure Power Solutions

Shannon Masonry Construction

Rick Shone

Simpson Sheet Metal

Soiland Company, Inc.

Western Water Construction


Health & Wellness Pathway Training 

Kaiser Permanente

St. Joseph Health

SWITCH Electric Vehicle Lab

Sonoma Clean Power

Switch Electric Vehicles, Inc.



Community WISE (Women Investing in STEM Equity) is a coalition of local employers, education institutions, students and community leaders who seek to identify and invest in promising strategies to inspire and prepare more girls to pursue STEM majors and careers.

Steering Committee

Lise Asimont, Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Kim Bishop, Keysight Technologies

Jennifer Eaton, Petaluma High School

Amber Figueroa, CTE Foundation

Kathy Goodacre, CTE Foundation, Co-Chair

Yvette Greenman, Straus Family Creamery

Monica Harrison, Keysight Technolgies

Julia Mossbridge, Mossbridge Institute

Anna Koval, Sonoma County Office of Education

Lynn Stauffer, Sonoma State University, Co-Chair

Anna Van Dordrecht, Sonoma County Office of Education



Investment Partners

Jay & Ana Alexander

Mary Burke

Tony Crabb & Barbara Grasseschi

Hamish Gray

Kalmanovitz Foundation

Keysight Technologies

Anthy O’Brien


The CTE Foundation is made possible through the support, partnership and collaboration of a number of public and private partners with a common goal toward providing Sonoma County students, our future workforce, with individual hope and success in college, career and life.

Special Designation – Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM)

The John Jordan Foundation
The County of Sonoma (Board of Supervisors)


Archbishop Hanna High School
Cloverdale Unified
Geyserville School District
Healdsburg Unified
Petaluma City Schools
Rohnert Park-Cotati Unified
Santa Rosa City Schools
Sonoma Valley Unified
West Sonoma County Union
Windsor Unified

Sonoma County Office of Education
Santa Rosa Junior College, Department of Career & Technical Education and Economic Development
Sonoma State University, School of Science and Technology
Sonoma State University, Engineering Industry Advisory Board


Education, Economic Development and Community Support Organizations

10,000 Degrees
Community Foundation Sonoma County
Cradle to Career
Economic Development Board
Healdsburg Education Foundation
North Bay Leadership Council
North Coast Builders Exchange
Petaluma Education Foundation
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
Sonoma County Alliance
Sonoma County Department of Health Services
Sonoma Valley Education Foundation