“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

    • Rick Arteaga/RHA Builders
    • Exchange Bank
    • Foundation for Global Sports Developmeny

    • Friedman’s Home Improvement

    • Graton Resort & Casino

    • Hamish Gray

    • Healdsburg Forever

    • Healdsburg SHED
    • Hal Hinkle
    • Kismet Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County
    • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    • Rabobank, N.A.
    • Soiland Company, Inc.
    • Straus Family Creamery
    • Sutter Bay Hospitals



    $2,500 – $4,999

    • Jay Alexander

    • American AgCredit

    • Amy’s Kitchen

    • Boston Scientific

    • Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods

    • Elisha Finney

    • La Tortilla Factory

    • Lockheed Martin

    • Petaluma Poultry

    • John Perkins

    • PG&E

    • Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller and Moskowitz LLP

    • Pure Power Solutions

    • Harry & Dee Richardson

    • Salesforce.org

    • Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc. 

    • Summit State Bank

    • Tri Counties Bank – Santa Rosa Branch

    • Viavi Solutions

    • Windsor Education Foundation



    $1,000 above

    • Able Maintenance Inc.
    • Jeffrey Abramson
    • Lee Alderman
    • American River Bank
    • Amista Vineyards
    • Holly Berkley
    • Richard & Mary Burke
    • Cats4U
    • Clover Stornetta Farms
    • Constellation Brands
    • Costeaux French Bakery
    • Ralph Dexter
    • Dry Creek Vineyard
    • Empire Asphalt and Engineering Company, Inc.
    • Facility Development Corporation
    • Libby FitzGerald
    • Judy Freedman
    • Cynthia Gillespie
    • Kathy & Matt Goodacre
    • Barbara Grasseschi
    • Mimi Gurbst
    • Horizons Foundation
    • Stephen Jackson
    • Brian Ling
    • Mrs. Donald Ling
    • Carol Lovett
    • Manzana Products Co, Inc.
    • Suzy & Mike Marzalek
    • Erika & Mike McGuire
    • McDevitt Construction
    • William McDevitt
    • Doug Muhleman
    • Anthy & Don O’Brien
    • Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Inc.
    • Redwood Hill Farms
    • Jane Rosenberg
    • The Rosenthal Family Foundation
    • Charles Rullman
    • Sceales Vineyard LLC
    • Julie Silk
    • Vida & Kurt Sollanek
    • Sonoma State University, School of Science & Technology
    • St. Joseph Health
    • SWI Co. Construction
    • Traditional Medicinals
    • Wild Goat Foundation
    • Fred Woerner
    • Wright Contracting


    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

    Holly Berkley, Blisssmart

    Kim Bishop, Keysight Technologies

    Janet Durkin, Wild Goat Foundation

    Vicky Farrow, Amista Vineyards

    Amber Figueroa, CTE Foundation

    Kathy Goodacre, CTE Foundation, Co-Chair

    Julia Mossbridge, Mossbridge Institute

    Lynn Stauffer, Sonoma State University, Co-Chair



    Investment Partners

    Active 20/30 Club of Santa Rosa

    Jay & Ann Alexander

    Anna Allan

    Amista Vineyards

    Richard & Mary Burke

    Kismet Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County

    Crabb-Grasseschi Family Foundation

    Tony Crabb & Barbara Grasseschi

    Tricia & Warren Dickinson

    Vicky & Michael Farrow

    Libby Fitzgerald

    Judy Freedman

    Tara & Dane Jasper

    Kalmanovitz Foundation

    Keysight Technologies

    Lockheed Martin

    Suzy & Mike Marzalek


    Jerry & Nancy Miller

    Anthy O’Brien

    Pacific Gas & Electric Company

    Julie Silk

    Vida Sollanek

    Summit State Bank

    Wild Goat Foundation



    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