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The WCC Foundation
Transforming lives through education..
The Whatcom Community College Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that champions the needs of students and the initiatives of the College. Funds through the Foundation provide resources to help our students stay in school and complete their degrees. It is thanks to our generous donors, that many students are discovering and achieving their dreams at Whatcom Community College.
BUILDING FUTURES TOGETHER
Invest in student access and success
At $5,544 per year for Whatcom’s tuition and books, although a great value compared to universities, tuition is a financial challenge for many students. WCC Foundation is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals with scholarship support. With help from our donors, the Foundation was able to provide more than $230,000 in scholarships to 191 students during the 2013-14 academic year, which is a 35% increase over last year, and a 58% increase over 3 years ago. In order to continue to increase this important support for our students, the Foundation set a goal to raise another $100,000 in Annual Scholarships. Please consider helping Whatcom’s students reach their full potential with a scholarship gift.
Strengthening student success to degree completion
Contributions to the Fund for Excellence strengthen student success by supporting important College programs. The Fund for Excellence directs dollars to the areas of greatest need such as tutoring, veterans services, multicultural and diversity initiatives, classroom and lab equipment, emergency funding for books, and more. Through the support of generous donors, the Foundation has provided nearly $1.2 million to these college programs and student services over the last 3 years. This year, the Foundation is committed to increase that level of support. Please consider a donation to the Fund for Excellence.
Sponsorship of WCC Foundation Events provides the opportunity to promote your commitment to excellence, while playing an active role directly supporting higher education. Sponsors provide for underwriting of events, leveraging funds raised, with net proceeds going to scholarships and the Fund for Excellence. Annual events include: President’s Circle Reception, Donor Appreciation Breakfast, College Conversations, a Scholarship Awards Ceremony and more. Widespread promotion featuring our sponsors is planned for each event. Contact us for more information about current event sponsorship opportunities.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Great things are happening at Whatcom Community College! Serving nearly 11,000 students annually, Whatcom Community College has been ranked among the top six community and technical colleges in Washington state and is recognized as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges (Aspen Institute, 2014). Recently, WCC’s President was named CEO of the Year, and new campus improvement & expansion projects are underway. Find out more about how generous donations through the Foundation help us build futures together:
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