About Us

The College of Marin Advancement Office is responsible for creating awareness and generating support for College of Marin’s educational mission and strategic goals. Advancement seeks to instill well-deserved pride in COM’s accomplishments, strengthen awareness and support among alumni and friends, and build a culture of philanthropy .Charitable gifts from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations enhance academic and career technical programs, create scholarships for students, and secure the means to allow COM to offer the best education possible.

Dr. Linda P. Frank

Executive Director of Development

Dr. Linda P. Frank has thoroughly enjoyed her 25 years of partnering with donors so they can fulfill their philanthropic goals to support the educational organizations important to them. She has experience with planned and major gifts and conducting capital campaigns.  A Certified Fund Raising Executive, and a Certified Specialist in Planned Giving, Dr. Frank has an extensive understanding of bequests, planned gifts, and trusts along with marketing expertise. A native New Yorker, Linda received a B.A. from City College of New York, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Purdue University in Comparative Literature. She is a member of the AFP Golden Gate Chapter and co-chairs its Mentorship Program. As a volunteer for 10,000 Degrees, Dr. Frank mentors a student at Novato High School.

Connie Siegenthaler

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Siegenthaler brings many years of non-profit development experience to her role at College of Marin.  She has worked for environmental advocacy and social service agencies developing support through donor relations, special events, appeals and other types of outreach.  She is delighted to bring her talents to the field of education.  She has raised four children in Marin County public schools and in both public and private colleges.  She is a staunch supporter of public colleges and believes they are an excellent value and play a vital role in providing an affordable education.  She also believes that California's public colleges and universities are the source of countless innovations and creative thought and are producing the people who will shape the future of our planet.  Ms. Siegenthaler is an alum of San Francisco State University with a BA in Geography/Environmental Planning and volunteers her time for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Lifehouse Agency and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.  She is also an avid runner and cyclist.