The power of your gift

The goal of the Whatcom Community College Foundation is to ensure access to higher education for students from all backgrounds, and to promote academic innovation and excellence on our campus. Thanks to our generous donors, more students are discovering and achieving their dreams at Whatcom.

WCC is a place of opportunity, outstanding achievement and sometimes second chances, often in the face of enormous odds. With a devoted faculty and staff committed to students’ success, Whatcom offers an experience unparalleled at comparable educational institutions. 

Students at WCC have a rich variety of life experiences. In the 2014-15 academic year, the College served 10,980 students, including more than 900 Running Start students and more than 200 veterans. Among students under age 20, 75 percent were from Whatcom County and 40 percent were the first person in their family to attend college.

The WCC Foundation is committed to providing support for students and key College programs. Please consider making a contribution to scholarships or the Annual Fund for Excellence. Every donor is critical to reaching our goal. Every dollar makes a difference! 


Mission statement

The 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.