Educational Foundation

About Us

Tri-Cities ROP Educational Foundation was established in 1999 to offer financial assistance and support to Tri-Cities Regional Occupational Program on its mission to provide and maintain the highest quality career-technical education available to the students of the communities they serve.

The distinguished Educational Foundation Board is comprised of seven members who live and/or work in Whittier, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, and surrounding communities, and who voluntarily serve and advocate for the advancement and achievements of student education and career success.

The Foundation Board meets quarterly at the ROP Center and hosts the annual Evening of Excellence event in late spring.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

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Maria Segovia
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Bryan Ellis
Vice President
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Kirk Kain
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Tracie Zerpoli
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Dr. Ron Carruth
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Faye Munoz
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Sue Dean

Evening of Excellence

Each year, Tri-Cities ROP and Tri-Cities ROP Educational Foundation host An Evening of Excellence, a ceremony that recognizes the exceptional achievements of ROP students. In the spring of 2015, nearly 60 students were honored and received certificates and scholarships at the event. The students were selected by their ROP instructors for having demonstrated outstanding performance, achievement, or improvement in their course of study.

2018 Evening of Excellence Press Release

EOE Speaker 2016
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EOE 2016
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Get Involved

These are difficult economic times. Over the years, State budget cuts have greatly impacted funding to education, including programs such as Tri-Cities ROP. The Educational Foundation was established to help fill the void where educational funds have been severely stretched.

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

    • City of Pico Rivera
    • City of Santa Fe Springs
    • City of Whittier
    • Debbie Duran-Wade
    • Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Cafe
    • Don Knabe
    • Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fourth District
    • Office Solutions
    • Staples
    • John K. Sudick, D.D.S
    • NASA Services
    • PIH Health
    • Pacific Western Bank
    • PDQ Rentals
    • Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez, 38th Congressional District
    • Assemblyman Ian Calderon, 57th Assembly District
    • Assemblymember Crisitina Garcia, 58th Assembly District
    • Senator Tony Mendoza, 32nd Sentatorial District
    • Credit Union of Southern California
    • A Tanabe and J. Tanabe
    • Whittier Police Officers Association
    • Jerry Warner, The Promo Guy
    • Sandar West, Realtor, Century 21 Citrus Realty, San Dimas
    • The Whole Child
    • Christine Avila
    • Daniel Barajas
    • Ron Carruth Bryan
    • Jennifer Ellis
    • Kathryn Gould-Demerjian
    • Edward and Lupe Guerra
    • Irene Barrasa
    • Mia Burrola
    • Dolores Aguirre
    • Darla Johnson
    • Kirk Kain
    • Maria Moreno
    • Faye Munoz
    • Maura Murabito
    • Karin Reynoso
    • Henry Sandoval
    • Tammi Simmons
    • Ruth Sudick
    • Jessie Toribio
    • Cathy Warner
    • Alan and Tracie Zerpoli
    • & Tri-Cities ROP Educational Foundation

Contact Us

Phone: 562-698-9571
Fax: 562-945-0687

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

10800 Ben Avon Street Unit E
Whittier, California 90606

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors
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