Invest in achievement 

Whatcom Community College is built on the commitment and support of people like you. Whether you're making your first gift today or you have been a passionate supporter for years, every gift represents an investment in our students, faculty and community. No matter how you decide to give, your generous contribution has the ability to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of our students.

Donors can choose to give one-time, recurring or multi-year gifts of cash, securities, properties and in-kind donations, as well as planned gifts over time. Our staff can work with you to determine which option is best for you. You may choose to designate your tax-deductible donation to a particular scholarship, endowment, program or department, or you may want to support the greatest need. There are many existing funds available that you can contribute to, or we can help you to establish a new fund. 

Upon receipt of your contribution, we will follow up with a confirmation receipt unless you have indicated otherwise. WCC Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, tax ID # 94-3064448. All gifts made to the Foundation are tax-deductible within the guidelines of the law. Please do not mail cash. 


Scholarships provided through the WCC Foundation are a vital resource for students. In the face of rising tuition costs, the need for financial assistance continues to grow. Scholarships often make the difference in a student’s ability to enroll at Whatcom or complete their degree.

For the 2014-15 academic year, the Foundation provided more than $310,000 in scholarships to 219 students. With the help of generous donors like you the Foundation is committed to increasing its level of support in the coming year. 

Honorary & memorial gifts

Honor a friend on their birthday, the birth of a child, or an important milestone in a family member's life. Or meaningfully mark the memory of a beloved friend or family member who believed in the positive influence of education and WCC in our community.

Annual fund for excellence

Through the Annual Fund for Excellence, the Foundation strengthens student success by supporting important College programs. The Fund directs dollars to the areas of greatest need, such as tutoring at the math and writing centers, veterans services, intercultural and diversity initiatives, classroom and lab equipment, textbooks, emergency funding, and more.

With the support of our donors, the Foundation provided more than $200,000 for College programs and student services in the 2014-15 academic year. We have set our fundraising level for next year even higher and are determined to meet that goal.

Sponsoring an event

The WCC Foundation hosts events throughout the year with sponsorship opportunities for most events. Proceeds support student scholarships and important College programs. Whether toasting our generous donors or celebrating our deserving students, we hope you will join us.  



Endowments are the cornerstone for the support the Foundation delivers to Whatcom students. Your endowed gift is invested in perpetuity, and earnings on that investment are granted as scholarships to promising students or to a key college program. In this way, your generous gift will continue to have a life-changing impact for students into the future. Your donation goes a long way to helping students achieve their full potential. 


Questions about making a donation?

Contact Carol Gipson, Foundation Development Director, at (360) 383-3319