Monday, 05 December 2022

DeMeulenaere named Mendocino College Foundation development director

Mark DeMeulenaere is hte new director of development for the Mendocino College Foundation. Photo courtesy of Mendocino College.


UKIAH – Mark DeMeulenaere has been named as the director of development for the Mendocino College Foundation Inc. He assumed his new position earlier this year, Foundation officers announced recently.



DeMeulenaere has a long relationship with Mendocino College, including service as a director and president of the Foundation’s volunteer board, and work on various college advisory committees.



His professional experience includes 30 years of varied financial activity for businesses in Mendocino County. Most recently, DeMeulenaere has operated his own consulting business, offering financial and management services to clients that include wineries, manufacturers, grape growers, and a public agency.

His community participation includes service on the Mendo Lake Credit Union board, the Mendocino Private Industry Council, and the City of Ukiah’s Master Plan financial impact committee. DeMeulenaere has also coached youth sports.



“Foundations must be innovative about reaching out to donors and connecting with their community,” said Wilda Shock, president of the Mendocino College Foundation board. “Mark DeMeulenaere’s professional experience, personal integrity, and knowledge of the Mendocino-Lake Community College District make him uniquely qualified to assist our board of directors in implementing the Foundation’s mission.”



DeMeulenaere holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity College, and a master’s of business administration from the University of Santa Clara. He and his wife, Wendy, a teacher at Frank Zeek Elementary School, live in Ukiah. Their daughter Amy is graduating from the University of California, Davis.



The Foundation’s mission is to “cultivate support and raise funds for the benefit of the students of Mendocino College. These funds will be used to support the College’s vision of delivering innovative educational programs, focusing on student success and contributing to our communities’ vitality.”



The Mendocino College Foundation was formed in 1984 with $5,000 in seed funds. Today, the Foundation serves the Mendocino-Lake Community College District with assets of more than $6.8 million. More than $550,000 in scholarships has been distributed to students, and other educational programs and district-wide projects have been supported by the Foundation.



“The board expects that Mark’s energy, ideas, and enthusiasm for education at all levels will help it elevate awareness of the Mendocino College Foundation and our programs to assist students,” said Shock.



For more information, contact the Mendocino College Foundation Development Office, 467-1018, or visit


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