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COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Giving Opportunities


There are many ways to help EMCC students, from one-time contributions to ongoing gifts. See below for all our current giving opportunities.

Questions? Contact our Director of Development, Jonathan Robles, at 623-935-8502 or

5K Virtual Run, Walk, or Bike

This event will support your wellness and student scholarships!

Participants can join the run anytime from December 12, 2020 to January 1, 2021.

Registration levels: 

  • For $25 registration, virtual runners will receive a running bib and commemorative medal.
  • For $50 registration, virtual runners will receive a running bib, commemorative medal, and a sweatshirt.

On Race Day:

  • Plan your 5K route
  • Wear your best EMCC swag.
  • Race!. . . .at your own pace. Any method that suits you. Have fun!
  • IMPORTANT! Now you need to BRAG! Take a selfie with your really awesome medal. Include #EMCCRoaryRun and be sure to tag EMCC!

This Thanksgiving, EMCC's goal is to provide $50 grocery store gift cards to 50 EMCC students and staff in need. Please donate anytime between now and December 18, 2020.

Go to Donation Form

EMCC is proud of its legacy in the west valley and is committed to build on this solid foundation for continued growth and service to our vibrant community.

This special campaign launched at the conclusion of our 25th Anniversary.  Our entire campus community identified a special area to place the College time capsule at the conclusion of the 25th Anniversary in December 2017. Through a voting process, the campus selected an area located near the Image Zone. True to the Estrella Way, the college came together from designing, to building to make this time capsule placement a unique and creative space. A special space, now named the Estrella Legacy Patio, is present for all to celebrate the journey EMCC has taken over the years and embrace the future endeavors of our college in supporting students and the community. 

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Like any community college, EMCC must be able to respond to urgent and expended needs and opportunities. Gifts designated for the Direct Support to the Student Scholarships & Program fund provide the college with critical financial flexibility for each academic year. Sometimes the most critical needs are the most basic for students including books and supplies for course work, computers, student services, as well as academic and co-curricular programming and activities.

To donate to the General Scholarship Fund, visit:

To donate to the EMCC ACE Fund:

A student’s journey begins with the educational choices offered at Estrella Mountain that help them achieve their dreams and transform their life. EMCC offers a wide variety of different career clusters - from STEM and STEAM, cybersecurity and energy to dance, culinary and teacher education. Gifts designated for Workforce Development fund provide the college with financial support for classroom enhancements, learning delivery tools and equipment.

As the West Valley’s burgeoning art community continues to grow, so does the demand for EMCC’s students and performance venues. The college’s Performing Arts Center opened its doors to students in fall 2015. The facility offers individualized learning areas, including a dedicated Black Box Theater, a Dance Studio, a Media Technical Laboratory, a Costume Shop, and a Music Studio, where students can create and rehearse performances for the Main Theater. Gifts designated for the Performing Arts Center fund provides the college with financial support for student scholarships, art productions, student hands-on-learning and instruments.