CSEA Foundation

The California State Employees Association Foundation

The CSEA Foundation is a non-profit, charitable corporation created to fund Scholarships and Disaster Grants to CSEA affiliate members, dependents, spouses and grandchildren (ACSS, CSR, CSUEU, SEIU Local 1000 and UAW Local 2350).

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Scholarships 2022

In the past 12 years, we have awarded over $125,000 in scholarships to students. The scholarship program is aimed to help students achieve their educational goals by paving a pathway towards their future hopes and dreams. This is the California State Employees Association Foundation’s 37th Anniversary of awarding academic scholarships. See the full press release about this year's winners.


Xander Grah

Foothill High School

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Kathy Grah ACSS, Chapter 502

Selected University/College: University of Idaho


Chelsea Hauck

Imperial High School

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Forest C Hauck ACSS, Chapter 513

Selected University/College: San Diego State University


Bryson Howell

Pleasant Valley High School

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Terese Howell CSUEU, Chapter 302

Selected University/College: Butte College


Shelly McNabb

UC Santa Barbara

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Candace McNabb CSUEU, Chapter 316

Selected University/College: UC Santa Barbara


Myka Norton

CSU Bakersfield

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Mary Norton CSUEU, Chapter 310

Selected University/College: CSU Bakersfield


Angela Pena

UC Santa Cruz

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Tina Ramirez ACSS, Chapter 503

Selected University/College: Alder Graduate School of Education


Easton Rivera

Winters High School

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Kelli Rivera SEIU Local 1000, DLC 765

Selected University/College: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


Sophie Sims

Chico Senior High School

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Gina Sims CSUEU, Chapter 302

Selected University/College: University of Nevada Reno


Kaylin Valenciano

Avenal High School

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Karla Jimenez SEIU Local 1000, DLC 771

Selected University/College: CSU Fresno


Alejandra Vasquez-Crumpacker

C.K. McClatchy Senior High School

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Doug Crumpacker UAW Local 2350

Selected University/College: UC Santa Cruz


Ashley Paige Williams

Woodcrest Christian High School

Sponsoring Member and Affiliate: Jacqueline Williams ACSS, Chapter 514

Selected University/College: Northern Arizon University

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Donations are always encouraged from members of CSEA affiliates or others. These contributions may be made in honor of a loved one, or in celebration of a special event -- a birth, promotion, retirement, graduation, etc.

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Contact the Foundation

CSEA Foundation
3000 Advantage Way, Suite 130
Sacramento, CA 95834

President: Dionne Faulk, ACSS

Vice-President:  Jennifer O'Neal-Watts, CSUEU

Treasurer: Vacant

Secretary: Cyndi Olvera, CSR 

Board Members: Todd D'Braunstein, CSEA Board Representative/ACSS; Jessica Westbay, CSUEU.



Mission: The mission of the CSEA Foundation, Inc. is to promote charitable, philanthropic, benevolent and fundraising services and activities that will be used for educational, literary, hardship grants and scholarships for the public good.

Values: The Foundation is committed to valuing the philanthropist in everyone by delivering excellent charitable services, fostering collaboration and innovation, and respecting and nurturing CSEA’s distinctive sense of community.

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