“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

  • Active 20/30 Club of Santa Rosa

  • Ann Allan

  • Exchange Bank

  • Vicky and Michael Farrow

  • Foundation for Global Sports Development

  • Friedman’s Home Improvement

  • Graton Resort & Casino

  • Hal Hinkle

  • Healdsburg Forever

  • Jay & Ann Alexander

  • Kismet Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County

  • Munselle Civil Engineering

  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care

  • Patricia Eames Dickinson Youth Support Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County

  • Rabobank, N.A.

  • RHA Builders

  • SHED

  • Simpson Sheet Metal, Inc.

  • Soiland Company, Inc.

  • Straus Family Creamery

  • Sutter Bay Hospitals

  • The Reed Charitable Trust of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

  • Wilson Artisan Wines



$2,500 – $4,999

  • American AgCredit

  • Amy’s Kitchen

  • Baci Cafe and Wine Bar

  • Boston Scientific

  • Cowgirl Creamery/Tomales Bay Foods

  • Robert & Elisha Finney Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable

  • La Tortilla Factory

  • Lockheed Martin

  • Manzana Products
  • McDevitt Construction

  • Jerry & Nancy Miller

  • John Perkins

  • Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller and Moskowitz LLP

  • Petaluma Poultry/Perdue

  • PG&E

  • Pure Power Solutions

  • Harry & Dee Richardson

  • Salesforce

  • Summit State Bank

  • Tri Counties Bank – Santa Rosa Branch

  • Viavi Solutions

  • Windsor Education Foundation



$1,000 above

  • Able Maintenance Inc.

  • Jeffrey & Heidi Abramson

  • Lee Alderman

  • Amaturo Sonoma Media

  • American River Bank

  • Amista Vineyards

  • Robin Bartholow

  • Holly Berkley

  • Black Pig Meat Co.

  • John Bly

  • Richard D Burke & Mary L Burke Trustee

  • Bobbi & Warren Burton

  • Desiree Canchola

  • Cats4U

  • Tom & Laura Chechile

  • Clover Stornetta Farms

  • Constellation Brands

  • Keith Cook

  • Costeaux French Bakery

  • Ralph Dexter

  • Dry Creek Vineyard

  • Empire Asphalt and Engineering Company, Inc.

  • Pam Everson

  • Facility Development Company

  • Amber Figueroa

  • Libby FitzGerald

  • Judy Freedman

  • Cynthia Gillespie

  • Kathy & Matt Goodacre

  • Harvest Summit

  • Lisbeth Holmefjord

  • Horizons Foundation

  • Stephen & Catherine Jackson

  • Tara & Dane Jasper

  • Jimtown Store

  • Marc & Jeanie Kahn

  • Mary Kennedy

  • Jessica & John Kilcullen

  • Brian & Debbi Ling

  • Mrs. Donald Ling

  • Carol Lovett

  • Kristin Loheyde

  • Suzy & Mike Marzalek

  • Bob & Ann Marie McGee

  • Erika & Mike McGuire

  • Mechanics Bank

  • Douglas and Julianne Muhleman

  • Don and Anthy O’Brien

  • Jeremy Olsan

  • Susan Preston

  • Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Inc.

  • Redwood Hill Farms

  • Reliance Business Park

  • Jane Rosenberg

  • The Rosenthal Family Foundation

  • Charles Rullman

  • Sceales Vineyard, LLC,

  • Lisa Wittke Schaffner

  • Julie Silk

  • Vida & Kurt Sollanek

  • Sonoma Raceway

  • Somo Living

  • Sonoma County Resource Recovery

  • School of Science & Technology at Sonoma State University

  • St. Joseph Health


Monthly Donors

  • Anonymous

  • Heidi Blumenthal

  • Amber Figueroa

  • Kathy & Matt Goodacre

  • Tony Crabb & Barbara Grasseschi

  • Katina Knapp

  • Stephen & Catherine Jackson

  • Brandon Jewell

  • Brian & Debbi Ling

  • Kristin Loheyde

  • Peter McAweeney
  • Erika & Mike McGuire
  • Alondra Mendoza
  • Dennis Prior
  • Rebich Construction, Inc.
  • Lisa Wittke Schaffner
  • Leslie & James Simmons
  • Lynn Stauffer
  • Tawny Tesconi
  • Erica Torgerson
  • Paul & Michelle Zygielbaum


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

Elisha & Bob Finney

Judy Freedman

Bill Friedman

Tara & Dane Jasper

Judy Jordan

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