About Amador Community College Foundation

Transforming lives and communities through higher education and workforce training…

The Amador Community College Foundation (ACCF) is a non-profit 501(3)c actively promoting college-level educational and career-path opportunities through the operation of Amador College Connect, a one-stop resource center that helps students connect to online college classes and regional apprenticeship programs.

Our Foundation’s ultimate goal is to establish a local community college in Amador County, for the benefit of all our residents. We believe that access to higher education and vocational training will lead to economic development and improved quality of life for our entire community.

Our Mission

The mission of the Amador Community College Foundation is to provide accessible education opportunities in a supportive environment for career success in Amador County.

Current Board Members

  • Rachelle Saldate, Executive Director
  • Paul Molinelli Jr., Chair
    Chief Operating Officer
    ACES Waste Services
  • Susan Zaffarano, Secretary
    High School Counselor,
    Amador County Unified School District (retired)
  • Lynn Morgan, Vice-Chair
    Former Amador County Supervisor, District 3
  • Craig Burman, Treasurer
    President, Pine Grove Civic Improvement Club
  • Courtney Avallon
    Human Resources,
    Jackson Rancheria Casino
  • Maureen Angle
    Teacher (retired)
  • Frank Axe
    Supervisor
    County of Amador District 4
  • Janice Davis
    High School Counselor
    Amador County Unified School District (retired)
  • Karen Warburton, Program Assistant
  • Karen Dickerson
    School Administrator
    Calaveras Unified School District (retired)
  • John Ellyson
    Physician, Amador County (retired)

  • Andy Byrne
    Artist
    County Planning Commissioner
  • Vacant
    Student, Amador College Connect
  • Annette Solis Rios
    Center Manager, Mother Lode Job Training
  • John Tillman
    Sr. Director, Office of Strategic Planning
    CSU Stanislaus (Retired)
  • Kelly Hunkins
    Principal, Amador Adult Education
    Amador County Unified School District
  • Neil Carlson
    Realtor, Coldwell Banker Award Realtors

Our Community Partners

The Amador College Connect Board of Directors meets every third Thursday of the month (except December) at 4:30 at Amador College Connect, located at
1 Prosperity Ct., Sutter Creek or virtually via Zoom.