New officers and a new member named for colleges’ foundation – by Rick Griffin

Four East County business leaders have been chosen as the new officers of the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, and a banker has been added as a new member of the fundraising organization for the two East County colleges.
The new officers of the 19-member board are: La Mesa attorney Ron Oberndorfer, chair; Mike Hansen, director of the Grossmont Shopping Center, vice-chair; financial advisor Guy Gonzales, treasurer; and Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen, chief executive officer of Gafcon, Inc., secretary. Rhuan Rogerio, a business relationship manager at Wells Fargo, was recently elected as a board member.
The Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, which was incorporated just over a year ago, continues the work of two separate foundations that served Grossmont College in El Cajon and Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego. The foundation recently established the Possibilities Roundtable, seeking donors who will pledge between $1,200 to $10,000 a year to benefit students and programs at the colleges. For more information about the foundation, go to