Philanthropists Andy and Mary Matsui to announce largest philanthropic gift to Hartnell

Publish Date: 
Oct 31, 2017

Philanthropists Andy and Mary Matsui Announce

Largest Philanthropic Gift in the College History

SALINAS, Calif.  – The Hartnell Community College District invites the media and the public in general to a special press conference on November 2, 2017 for an announcement delivered by the Matsui Family.

The Matsui Family will present Hartnell College with a transformational philanthropic gift that is the largest gift the Hartnell College Foundation has received in its history.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

10:00 a.m.

In front of Student Center and Library

411 Central Avenue

Salinas, CA 

Hartnell College and the Hartnell College Foundation will also honor Andy and Mary Matsui for their continuous support of the college, students, and the community at large. They will be presented with the Transformational Philanthropic Award.

For media inquiries, contact Esmeralda Montenegro Owen at or 831-206-9422.

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides associate degree and certificate programs, workforce training, courses in basic skills, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world-class education for STEM, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities/social sciences, nursing/healthcare, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the 2015 Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science bachelor’s degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit