The MiraCosta College Foundation is proud to announce Jonathan Cole as the 2018 MiraCosta Cares! Philanthropist of the Year. Congratulations, Professor Cole!
Jonathan’s tremendous altruistic spirit, long philanthropic legacy, and passion for education are a beacon of inspiration to our entire community, and we are proud to present him with this award.
For the past 15 years, Jonathan has given over $19,000 to important causes, such as textbooks and scholarships, and countless MiraCosta students have benefitted from his generosity over the years. He served as Academic from one full-time faculty and five sections a year to three full-time faculty and over twenty sections per year.
In addition, he has emerged as an insightful advocate for climate change solutions. Currently, Jonathan is implementing an innovative climate change curriculum developed in collaboration with researchers across the UC system. This program will enable MiraCosta students to engage meaningfully with the issue of climate change while exposing them to cutting-edge trends and ideas developing in the field.