A gift to the WCC Foundation is a wonderful way to honor a friend's birthday, the birth of a child, a holiday or special celebration. It can also be a meaningful way to mark the passing of a friend or family member who appreciated the significance WCC has on so many in our community. We offer several ways for you to recognize an important person while providing much-needed support to the College.


Honoring Joyce Morse

The Whatcom Community College Foundation would like to take this opportunity to honor Joyce Morse, who has left an incredible legacy for our community.

Joyce was born on January 9, 1915 in Waterville, WA. Later she moved to Bellingham, where she met and married her husband David and started a family. Raising her family during the Depression and wartime years, she instilled in her four children the values of education, service to others, and hard work. And as her children grew, Joyce deepened her involvement in her community. Both David and Joyce consistently contributed to a wide range of programs and projects Whatcom County. In 2007, the Morse family received the Outstanding Philanthropic Family Award in Washington State, honoring Joyce and David for their many years of service to the community and their legacy of instilling in their children and grandchildren the importance of giving to their community and world.

This strong passion for philanthropy inspired the entire Morse family.  In 2005, Joyce and David’s grandchildren established the Joyce & David Morse Scholarship endowment at Whatcom Community College as a way to honor them for their strong emphasis on the importance of education and for the remarkable philanthropic example they set. This endowment fund has now grown to over $58,000 through the contributions of family and friends, which allows the Foundation to grant a substantial scholarship each year to a deserving student.

Joyce and her Family created a legacy that transforms people’s lives by helping them to attain the education they need. Tax-deductible contributions in Joyce's memory can be made to the WCC Foundation via check, online, or by 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

Anna Rosemary Harris Memorial Fund Honors WCC Student

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, to honor her life, and recognize her two passions for 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 had passions for creative writing, and for seeking 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.



Honorary Gifts are a meaningful way to pay tribute to a special someone. It may honor a special occasion or achievement, or acknowldge the honoree's importance in your life or the community. We would like to recognize below the honorary gifts that have been made to the WCC Foundation.

  • Steve Adelstein
  • Kurt Anderson
  • Rob Beishline
  • Aaron Booker
  • Anne Bowen
  • Jane Carten
  • Victoria Dahlgren
  • Tim Douglas
  • 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



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