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Santa Ana College Foundation Welcomes Eve Kornyei-Ruffatto to Board of Directors

(Santa Ana, CA)—The Santa Ana College (SAC) Foundation recently appointed Eve Kornyei-Ruffatto to its board of directors. The foundation is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which raises funds to support the Santa Ana College and its students through the support of a 20-member board of directors.

A Corona Del Mar resident, Kornyei-Ruffatto has a long and successful history of fund raising in the region. With a passion for education, she wants to be an advocate of the college and find creative ways to support its students and programs.

Her charitable community work includes serving as Oceana co-chair for six years and helping to raise over $12 million within the last nine years as well as co-chairing the Candlelight Concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where she has served on the board for over 10 years and which has raised over $1.8 million. Additionally, she has co-chaired the Children’s Bureau clambake for over 10 years, has been a board member of the Women of Chapman for over 14 years, and is a past board member of the Orange County Division.

Having lived in Orange County for over 40 years, Kornyei-Ruffatto says, “I have been involved in charitable organizations throughout the county. I love the passion and drive of young people and I love to support and build on that passion.”

The Santa Ana College Foundation is committed to supporting students so that no student is denied education based on financial constraints. The foundation strives to maintain, expand, and enhance the educational opportunities at Santa Ana College and to link community organizations, businesses, funding sources, alumni and staff preserving “A History of Success, A Future of Promise.” For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact SAC Foundation at (714) 564-6091 or

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit to learn more.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503