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.



Honoring Father Scott Connolly

For nearly two decades, Father Scott Connolly, pastor at the Church of the Assumption in Bellingham, has dedicated himself to promoting education in Washington state. The Fr. Scott Connolly Scholarship, created to honor Fr. Scott, will provide an annual award to a student who has attended Assumption Catholic School and plans to enroll at Whatcom.

Father Scott is well known for his involvement in our community and leadership in education. He regularly donates to school programs, has supported efforts to increase Hispanic enrollment at Assumption Catholic School, and made the school a priority in the parish’s capital campaign. In 2014, he was one of only seven pastors in the United States to receive the Distinguished Pastor of the Year Award from the Elementary Schools Department of the National Catholic Educational Association.

Father Scott graduated in 1987 from the University of Notre Dame. After four years as a Lay Ecclesial Minister in Youth Ministry, he entered St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA, and was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Seattle in 1995. He has served parishes throughout Washington ever since, and has served as pastor at the Church of the Assumption since 2007.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Fr. Scott Connolly Scholarship can be made to the WCC Foundation via check, online, or by calling (360) 383-3320.

Honorary Gifts are a meaningful way to esteem someone special.  It may honor an occasion or achievement in the honoree's life, or a general acknowledgement of the honoree's importance in your life or to the community.  Gifts have been made to the WCC Foundation in honor of the following special people. 

Steve Adelstein | Kurt Anderson | Rob Beishline | Aaron Booker | Anne Bowen | Jane Carten | Sue Cole | Victoria Dahlgren | Tim Douglas | Joan Engels | Robert Fong | Bob Goodwin | Rosalinda Guillen | Michael & David Hagin | Dr. Harold Heiner  | Dr. Kathi Hiyane-Brown | Beverly Jacobs | Nick Kaiser | Marge Laidlaw | Linda Lambert | Jim Lynch | Linda Maier | Karl Marlantes | Dr. Lynne Masland | Patricia Morse | Chuck & Dee Robinson | Phyllis & Charles Self | Guy Smith | Jim Swift | Bob Winters



Anna Rosemary Harris Memorial Fund

The Anna Rosemary Harris Memorial Fund has been established through the WCC Foundation in memory of Anna, who died on April 2, 2013 at the age of 19 in an accident while vacationing in Taiwan. The fund honors her life and recognizes her two passions: writing and travel. As a Running Start student at WCC, Anna graduated with honors with her Associate of Arts degree as well as her high school diploma in 2012. Last fall she transferred to WWU with plans to major in kinesiology. Although she was headed for a career in Physical Therapy, Anna loved creative writing and sought to understand other cultures through travel. This fund will support two scholarship opportunities for WCC students: Chuckanut Writers Conference Scholarship so a student writer can attend the conference for free; and a scholarship to help a Whatcom student participate in the travel abroad program. Anna’s legacy will be an inspiration to the students whose dreams are supported with these scholarships. Tax-deductible contributions in Anna’s memory can be made to the WCC Foundation via check, online or calling (360)383-3320.


Memorial gifts are a thoughtful and very special way to honor the life and memory of a beloved friend, loved one or community member. We would like to remember the wonderful people who have memorial gifts made in their name below:

Tom Anderson | Krista Bergquist | Michael Buck | Curtis Currier | Sean Dahl | Frank Dion | Helen Durkin | John Dworetzky | Sam Girouard | Iva Sue Grover | Denise Guren | Alissa Hagman | Anna Rosemary Harris | Jeff Heidingsfelder | Judy Hoover | Lenore Ivarinen | Inez Johnson | Dorothy Keenan | Bessie Lambert | Jon Leatherbarrow | James McKeller | David Morse | Joyce Morse | Milt Rawlings | Patti Russell | Floyd Sandell | Everett Sanders | Michael E. Scanlon | Linnea Smith | Catharine C. (Kitty) Stimpson | Jeff Sugarman | Delores L. Syre | Sylvia S. Thomson



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