The SMC Associates membership is made up of Westside community members, business and civic leaders, faculty and staff of Santa Monica College who all believe in enriching the campus environment for students and also opening these opportunities to the surrounding communities.
Membership is open to all friends of Santa Monica College who wish to support the college in its continuing efforts to bring excellence to education. Annual membership dues range from $100 to $5,000 and are fully tax deductible, payable by check or credit card. College staff and faculty members can also choose to use a convenient payroll deduction program for their dues.
Associates members and guests are invited to special opportunities to meet speakers and performers participating in programs sponsored by the Associates, and to a special Membership Reception which takes place in September of each year. These are intellectual and social gatherings throughout the year for members at large, but there are no standing meetings.
The SMC Associates currently has a 30-member Board of Directors elected for staggered 3-year terms. Board members make recommendations for and participate in the selection of potential speakers and programs. Board members also recruit new members to the organization; oversee the budget; and create special appreciation events for the general membership.
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