Donor Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, October 28th from 7:30-9:00am at Bellingham Golf & Country Club

Join us for a complimentary breakfast and hear firsthand what a significant impact private funding makes at our college. You'll hear inspiring student stories from our scholarship recipients in their own words and learn how Whatcom strives for innovation and educational excellence. Chuck and Dee Robinson will be honored as the 2016 Leaders in Exceptional Educational Giving.  Please RSVP here to attend.

College Conversation - The Stories of our Lives on Monday, November 14 from 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Chuck and Dee Robinson

Join the conversation along with our hosts Chuck and Dee Robinson, co-owners of Paper Dreams and Village Books.  Led by Bob Winters, WCC Division Chair for the Arts and Humanities, who will share tales of books that have resonated with him.  Bob's witty observations and engaging manner will make this intimate evening at Chuck and Dee's home in Lynden a very special opportunity. Locally-sourced appetizers, wine and balsamic vinegar infused sodas from Drizzle.  Space is limited, please RSVP by November 1st to (360)383-3320 or

The Magic of Whatcom - the magic continues on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom

 It's our 50th year and the Magic continues!  Please save the date for our gala evening of friends, fundraising and celebration.

Check out the latest edition of the Friends & Alumni newsletter here!

Who We Are

WCC is a place of opportunity, outstanding achievement and sometimes second chances, often in the face of enormous odds. With a devoted faculty and staff committed to students’ success, Whatcom offers an experience unparalleled at comparable educational institutions. 

The goal of the Whatcom Community College Foundation is to ensure access to higher education for students from all backgrounds, and to promote academic innovation and excellence on our campus. Thanks to our generous donors, more students are discovering and achieving their dreams at Whatcom.  

Established in 1987, the Foundation has a long history of meeting student and community needs. Between 2010 and the present, gifts to the college have provided over $1 million in student scholarships and funded nearly $1.5 million in programs ranging from Faculty Development to Veterans Services, Intercultural Programming, Emergency Book and GED funding and more. With additional resources, we can do more.

Contributions to the Foundation help ensure access to higher education and promote innovation and excellence on our campus.

Questions about making a donation?

Contact Whatcom Community College Foundation via email or phone (360) 383-3320

Mission statement

The Whatcom Community College Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to strengthen the educational opportunities at Whatcom Community College by providing student scholarships, supporting faculty and staff development, and assisting with key College initiatives.