California Landscape Architectural Student Scholarship Fund (CLASS Fund) a not-for-profit organization, shall be at all times organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Code.
Purpose & Goal
CLASS Fund develops programs and events to support educational advancement by providing funds for scholarships and fellowships at institutions offering curriculums in landscape architecture and industry-related fields of study.
In addition, CLASS Fund receives and administers gifts and bequests and assists educational and scientific research projects.
As we begin our fourth decade, CLASS Fund is renewing its commitment to aspiring professionals by increasing the financial goal of our Endowment Fund to $2M by 2030.
CLASS fund encourages involvement from the principals of firms in the green industry (landscape architects, contractors, suppliers, and affiliated members) to accomplish its goals and objectives through interaction and fellowship while generating operational and endowment funds for scholarship, grants, internships, ad fellowships at institutions offering curriculums in landscape architecture, horticulture, plant science and irrigation programs.
Monies received from our Endowment and grants described herein. Event funds cover annual operational expenses and scholarships. CLASS Fund is exclusively administered by volunteers. Members of the Board of Directors and committees are not compensated for services and CLASS Fund contracts with a part-time independent contractor skilled in association and foundation management.
Board of Directors
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Park West Landscape, Inc.
John Hourian, ASLA
Leslie Temple, FASLA
ASI Golf, Inc.
William Cathcart, ASLA
Cathcart/Begin Associates, Inc.
Andrew Bowden, ASLA
Land Concern, Ltd.
Robert Sawyer, ASLA
Land Concern, Ltd.
Park West Landscape
Executive Director and Scholarship Co-Chair
Past Director (Deceased 1920-2013)
Robert Cardoza, FASLA
Past Scholarship Chairman
(Deceased 1937 – 2020)
Being a patron of CLASS Fund contributes to not only operation expenses, but direct support for scholarships and Endowment Fund Principal.