Follies is Early! Plus New Dorms, New Mini Grants and New Members


The Quincy Star Follies is coming early, and just in time to break up the winter gloom. Though it is usually in the spring,  this year the date was changed to Feb. 26 and 27 due to availability of the man behind the curtain, director and choreographer Don Heartel.


Mark your calendar! Quincy Star Follies 2016 will be February 26 and 27


Foundation Fundraising Chair Lisa Kelly, said the different date
offers a chance for new participants in the cast, stating the about 25% of the cast this year are new members. Tickets will be available at various downtown businesses closer to the show.

Also, look out for Dancing with the Stars coming in the spring. The Foundation is always on the prowl for dancers and “Stars” so feel free to put your (or someone you know)’s name in the hat by contacting Lisa Kelly at 283-9900

New Dorms


New Pines Apartments

The Foundation is happy to announce that through the instrumental leadership at FRC, the former Skilled Nursing Facility in Quincy building and land has officially been donated to the Foundation. The new facility will be renovated into a dorm style student housing complex to fill the ever-growing need for student housing at FRC. The new complex will be called the Pines Apartments, and will house about 50 students.


This is the second housing facility acquired by the Foundation in the past two years. The first being the Meadows Apartments, which are fully renovated and providing housing for approximately 30 students. Both facilities will be operated by the college.


Home Away from Home for the Holidays: These FRC Foundation Community Host Students didn’t miss out on a good turkey and a party. They are pictured here enjoying a Thanksgiving meal hosted by Foundation Board Members Kris Miravalle, Marie Anderson, and Lisa Kelly.

Mini Grants:

The Feather River College Foundation completed its fall round of mini grants in November.  This round, the Foundation gave $4311.13, almost twice as much as the first round in the spring of 2015. The following projects were funded:

Sand Volleyball/Athletics E-Z Up Shade Tent $550
Child Development Center iPads to assist with required state reporting $440
Environmental Studies Sustainability Conference student and faculty attendance $936
Environmental Studies Guest Speaker as part of the Book in Common Project and Sustainability Action Team $500
Outdoor Recreation Leadership Backcountry Film Festival Town Hall Theater $600
Bike Barn/ Outdoor Recreation Leadership Bike Barn Employee Funding $800
Athletics/Baseball Protective L-screen for batting practice on the baseball field $1,085.13
7/11 grants funded   $4311.13

Funding from the mini grants comes from the fundraising efforts of the Foundation including the Foundation’s two premier fundraisers, Quincy Star Follies and Dancing With the Stars.

Welcome New Members!

Three community members, Vinny Dewitt, J.P. Harrison, and Jessica Coelho, have joined the Foundation Board of Directors this year, and their diversity and expertise bring valued contributions to the Board.

Engineer and owner of Spanish Peak Engineering, Vinny Dewitt joined last January and has brought a wealth of experience in construction and housing topics, scholarship selection, and overall business savvy to the board.

J.P. Harrison is the owner and operator of Green Gulch Ranch, a hay, hunting, and cattle ranch in Sierra Valley. Her grasp of business, the agriculture industry and her outstanding community involvement in clubs such as Soroptimist and the Feather River Land Trust, bring a unique perspective to the Board.

Jessica Coelho has been an active volunteer in the Foundation’s Quincy Star Follies event for many years. She is a Dental Assistant for Plumas County Public Health and she has a vested interest in the Foundation’s Community Host Program and is a member of the Foundation Spending Committee.