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Great Things Are Happening at Whatcom!

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Mission Statement

The WCC Foundation
exists to strengthen
the educational
opportunities at
Whatcom Community
College by providing
student scholarships,
supporting faculty and
staff development, and
assisting with key
College initiatives.



Transforming lives through education..

The Whatcom Community College Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that strengthens the educational opportunities at Whatcom Community College by providing student scholarships, supporting faculty and staff development, and supporting important College programs. It is thanks to our generous donors, that many students are discovering and achieving their dreams at Whatcom Community College.



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.

Click here to learn more about the scholarship opportunities currently available to WCC students.

Fund for Excellence

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.

Sponsor an Event

Sponsorship of WCC Foundation Events provides the opportunity to promote your commitment to the community, 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. Find out more about our upcoming events here, or contact us for more information about current event sponsorship opportunities.


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:

 Phone: (360)383-3320
 Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8AM - 5PM

 Mailing Address
 237 West Kellogg Road
 Bellingham, WA 98226

 Physical Address
 333 Calluna Court, 2nd Floor
 Bellingham, WA 98226