The Foundation is proud to offer its most generous donors the opportunity to join the President's Circle, a committed group of loyal supporters inspired to make a significant impact on the lives of individual students and our community. Donors contributing $1,000 or more annually ($500 – $999 for donors 39 years or younger) are invited to become members.

The President's Circle directly supports students. Contributions fund critical campus initiatives including scholarships, textbooks, tutoring and student services, as well as specific academic programs, capital projects, and other priority needs of the College. These contributions make a significant and lasting impact here at Whatcom Community College, in the lives of our staff, students and ultimately our community as a whole.

Member benefits

  • Special invitations to attend functions hosted by College President Kathi Hiyane-Brown
  • Invitations to other College-hosted events
  • Printed recognition in the College's annual report and various publications

Annual recognition levels

  • Leader - $10,000
  • Partner - $5,000
  • Ambassador - $2,500
  • Advocate - $1,000
  • Young Advocate - $500 (for donors 39 years or younger)

 

Lifetime members

Supporters whose cumulative giving exceeds $10,000 are honored as lifetime President’s Circle members.

$50,000+

Anonymous |Thomas and Martina Horn Foundation | Chuckanut Health Foundation | Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery | David and Carol Robinson | George B. and Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Foundation | Combined Fund Drive | Phyllis and Charles Self Fund of WCF | Dawson Construction, Inc.

$20,000-49,999

Anonymous | The Bellingham Herald | Marge Laidlaw and Scott Wallace | Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects |Sodexo Inc. | Sherry Thompson | Peoples Bank | Puget Sound Energy | Russell and Virginia Sherif | David Syre | T-Mobile USA | Wilson Engineering, LLC | WCC Board of Trustees

$10,000-19,999

Steve and Debbie Adelstein | Alcoa Intalco Works | Kurt and Linda Anderson | Dr. John and Carol Baker | Erin and Galen Barnett | Bellingham Sunrise Rotary | BP Cherry Point Refinery | Cascade Natural Gas | Craig and Sue Cole | The Dillard Foundation | Tim and Joanne Douglas | Fielding Formway | Richard Fulton | Granite Construction | Jean Gorton | Heritage Bank | Kenneth L. Kellar Foundation | Dr. Ron Leatherbarrow | John Lyle | Jeanette and Bob Morse | D.C. Morse Jr. and Jan Marchbanks |  Ellen Posel | Puget Sound Energy | George and Barbara Rofkar | Rotary Club of Bellingham | Audrene Sherwood | Trillium Corporation | US Bancorp | Whatcom Community Foundation | Zervas Group Architects | Anonymous (1)

*The Trustees of Whatcom Community College have been actively contributing to the Foundation as a collective group since it was established in 1987.

 

Legacy society

These generous donors have made a commitment to include WCC Foundation in their estate plans, forming a legacy of future funding for WCC and our students.

Victoria Dahlgren and Jan Draut | Mike and Linda Langey | Dr. Lynne Masland and Steve Mayo | Phyllis and Charles Self | Anonymous (3)

 

2015 President's Circle

This list recognizes contributions of $1,000 or more during the 2015 calendar year ($500-$999 for donors under 40).

Leaders - $10,000

Anonymous | Chuckanut Health Foundation | George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Foundation | Russell and Virginia Sherif | Thomas and Martina Horn Foundation | Sherry Thompson | Whatcom Community Foundation

Partners - $5,000

BP Cherry Point Refinery | Marti Caputi | Combined Fund Drive | David and Lynne Nelson | Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery | Phyllis and Charles Self Fund of WCF | John S Underwood Trust

Ambassadors - $2,500

Anonymous Tim and Joanne Douglas | | Lisa Elzey | Guru Nanak Gursikh Temple | Heritage Bank | John and Joyce Pedlow Fund of WCF | James Sanderson | Sodexo, Inc. | Wilson Engineering, LLC

Advocates - $1,000

Steve and Debbie Adelstein | American Assoc. of University Women (AAUW) | Kurt and Linda Anderson | Kristen Barron and Steve Brinn | Bellingham Sunrise Rotary Club | Jan and George Bowen | John and Anne Bowen | Dr. Kathi Hiyane-Brown and Dr. Robert Brown | Craig and Sue Cole | Joe and Judy Coons Fund of WCF | Victoria Dahlgren and Jan Draut | Theresa Duralia | Anne George | Martin and Gail Haines Fund of WCF | Marie and Vaeth Hewitt | Frank and Patti Imhof | Beverly B. Jacobs | Julie Johansen and Bob Moles | Brenda-Lee Karasik | Kissan Berry Farms | Ronald and Sharon Kleinknecht | Linda Lambert and Amory Peck | Mike and Linda Langey | Karen and Charles Lauckhardt | Rick and Linda Luke | Barbara McHugh | Michael  and Elaine McRory |Alice Miles Erickson | D. Andrew Moquin | Jeanette and Bob Morse | Northwest Berry Co-op | Peoples Bank | Puget Sound Energy | George and Barbara Rofkar | Samson farms, Inc. | Shropshire Law Firm, PLLC | Skipping Stone Foundation | Diane Staves | Technology Alliance Group 

Young advocates - $500

John and Karrie Keenan

 

Founder's club

The WCC Foundation gives special thanks to those whose generous gifts helped us initiate the President's Circle. (WCF) denotes gifts made through Whatcom Community Foundation funds. *Pledge paid over multiple years.

Leaders - $10,000

Joe and Judy Coons (WCF) | Dawson Construction, Inc. | The Dillard Foundation | George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Foundation | Guru Nanak Gursikh Temple | Northwest Berry Co-op | Phillips 66, Ferndale Refinery | Skipping Stone Foundation | Thomas and Martina Horn Foundation | Zervas Group Architects

Partners - $5,000

Kenneth and Kathryn Hertz | Dr. Kathi Hiyane-Brown | Beverly B. Jacobs | Kissan Farms | Mike and Linda Langey| Ron Leatherbarrow | Dr. Lynne Masland and Steve Mayo | Ellen Posel | Chuck and Dee Robinson | Samson Farms, Inc. | Phyllis and Charles Self (WCF) | Audrene Sherwood | Wilson Engineering, LLC

Ambassadors - $2,500

Bellingham Sunrise Rotary Club | Jean Gorton | Langabeer & Tull, P.S., Robert M. Tull | Phil and Melanie Multop | Peoples Bank | St. Luke's Foundation | Dennis Williams of Barron Smith Daugert, PLLC | Whatcom Latino Business Association

Advocates - $1,000

Steve and Debbie Adelstein | Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka | American Assoc. of University Women | Kurt and Linda Anderson | Dr. John and Carol Baker | The Bellingham Herald | Jan and George Bowen | John and Anne Bowen | Craig and Sue Cole | Dr. Connie Copeland | Victoria Dahlgren and Jan Draut | Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Douglas, Jr. | Tim and Joanne Douglas | Theresa Duralia | Alice Miles Erickson | Marty and Gail Haines | Austin Huang and Nina Tian | Julie Johansen and Bob Moles | Diane Kamionka | Brenda-Lee Karasik | Key Bank Foundation | Ron and Sharon Kleinknecht | Rafeeka and Neal Kloke | Marge Laidlaw and Scott Wallace | Linda Lambert and Amory Peck | Karen and Charles Lauckhardt | Egan and Barbi Jo Ludwig | Rick and Linda Luke | Lummi Indian Business Council | Linda and Terry Maier | D. Andrew Moquin | D.C. Morse, Jr. and Jan Marchbanks | Jeanette and Bob Morse | David and Lynne Nelson | Patricia and Charles Onion | PeaceHealth St. Joseph, Cindy Klein | Tony and Diana Pechthalt | John and Joyce Pedlow (WCF) | Puget Sound Energy | RMC Architects, Bradley Cornwell & Jeffrey McClure | George and Barbara Rofkar | Deane and Susan Sandell | Satpal Sidhu | Technology Alliance Group (TAG) | Thomson Family | Susan and Loch Trimingham (WCF) | Mo West and Mike Gannon | Whatcom County North Rotary Club | Whidbey Island Bank | George and Sue Zuck | Anonymous (2)

Young advocates - $500

Paula and Devin Berg | Aaron and Kelly Booker | John and Karrie Keenan | Troy and Sarah Wills

 

If you notice an error or omission on these lists or have questions about making a donation, please email foundation@whatcom.ctc.edu or call 360.383.3320.