TOP 10 Reasons to be a "CHAMPION for our Students"
#10: Cascadia is a great investment.
Supporting Cascadia's students is one of the best investments in higher education. With one of the highest transfer rates in Washington's community college system, we simply get more students into the state's colleges and universities.
#9: Cascadia is nationally recognized.
Ranked #22 in the nation by Washington Monthly's college guide for 2015, Cascadia is the highest ranked community college in Washington State.
#8: Cascadia is a great value.
Despite tuition increases over the last several years, Cascadia remains a bargain compared to the costs of the first two years of education at a 4-year institution.
#7: Cascadia presents opportunity.
Quality education and professional training offered at Cascadia has opened doors for thousands of students - and the Foundation develops the community resources that enrich student learning experiences, provide scholarships, enhance faculty and staff development, and assist with key college initiatives.
#6. Cascadia Innovates.
Beginning in the Fall of 2015, the college will open its doors to students seeking a bachelors degree in Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. And the Foundation will be there to support these students.
#5. Cascadia's Foundation provides enduring student support.
A history of generous giving equates to a history of support. For more than fifteen years, our long standing commitment to Cascadia equates to over $500,000 scholarship dollars awarded - and more than $275,000 in additional support through loans, grants, and support of key college programs.
#4. We can't do it without you.
Thanks only to generous support from friends like you, scholarships, book loans and grants, transportation assistance, and testing support are possible for hundreds of students each year.
#3. The need for support is ongoing.
Every year the need for support renews itself. New students fill the chairs of those who move on to four year institutions and better paying jobs. Your ongoing generosity ensures future students receive equivalent opportunities.
#2. The need is noteworthy.
In each of the last three years, three of every four students who applied for a scholarship were turned away. We can and need to do more.
And the Number One Reason to be a CHAMPION for our students ...
#1. Together we transform lives!
Each contribution made is invested in our students - the talented, deserving, and motivated members and future leaders of our community. Your contribution empowers students and helps them overcome barriers to their success.
Your support helps our students receive a quality education as well as the assistance, encouragement, and services they need to find and follow their own unique path to successful learning.
Your support helps our students achieve their dreams!
Meet our Students Past and Present
Learn more about the great things happening at Cascadia and the students who inspire us all on our Cascadia Features page.
Reconnect with the college, network with fellow alumni, and inspire the students of today by sharing your story on our Alumni Connection page.
See how your generous support is making a difference to our students and our community! View our Foundation Snapshot online to read student stories and more.
The Foundation supports the college's efforts to enhance student success and strengthen our communities.
Cascadia College Foundation provides essential financial assistance to students in need through scholarships, grants, and loans and also supports important college programs. With your help, we will continue to assist students who are striving for success and prepare them to give back to the community which has so generously supported them.
Mail: 18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: (425) 352-8840
Check out the Cascadia College Foundation Snapshot and see how your generous support is making a difference!
- Meet some of our scholarship recipients;
- Read about how your donations are being put to good use;
- See who else supported the Foundation in 2010-2011;
- Learn more about how the foundation is changing lives with your help!
Board of Directors
The board of directors provides leadership for the foundation which is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization aligned with Cascadia College. Directors support the college and its students by building relationships and developing resources in the community. Directors are elected by their peers to serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.
Tom McAndrew, President
Ron Wheadon, Vice President
Cascadia College - retired
Alex Lee, Treasurer and Secretary
Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce - retired
Dr. Eric Murray
President, Cascadia College
Assistant Director, Cascadia College Foundation
Give to the CCF Annual Fund.
The Annual Fund supports a variety of vital foundation and college programs including more than 20 annual Cascadia College Foundation scholarships and hundreds of small grants and loans for students.
Create a new named scholarship or memorial/tribute fund.
Build a legacy while creating a better future for our students and our community. Establish a new scholarship based on your interests or those of a special loved one.
Annual scholarships – Gifts made on an annual basis are paid out directly to the scholarship recipient’s account to cover tuition, fees, books, or other expenses you designate.
Endowed scholarships – With a gift of $25,000 or more, you can provide invaluable support for students in perpetuity. The fund’s principal is permanently invested and the interest is used each year to fund the scholarship.
Memorial/tribute funds – Create a named fund to which you, your family, and friends can make gifts in honor or memory of a loved one. You may designate proceeds to be used for specific programs or areas of student aid that align with the interests, passions, or experiences of the person(s) being honored.
Contribute to established endowment funds.
You can help grow a permanent legacy of support for Cascadia students by contributing to endowment funds that have already been established.
- Julie and Grant Davidson Memorial Scholarship
- Tjossem Family Scholarship
- Founders and Trustees Scholarship
- Nathaniel Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship
- William Christopher / Gateway Scholarship
- John and Margaret Bock Scholarship
- Murray - Sandford Scholarship
- Ashler Lodge #121 - Bothell
Your generous support can change lives, one student at a time. How would you like to make an impact?
Learn more about how you can make a difference for our students and our community. Email the foundation or call 425.352.8840.
Write a Check
Send your checks to:
18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Participate in an Event
Be a part of the action and change lives. Participate in the Annual Make Dreams Come True Fundraising Breakfast or other foundation events throughout the year.
• Attend and donate
Make a Planned Gift
Make a lasting impact on the community and leave a meaningful legacy that demonstrates your commitment to quality education. Include the Cascadia College Foundation in your plans.
Many employers match their employees' charitable contributions at anywhere from 30-500%! Make your donation go even further by asking your employer to match it.
If you're a Cascadia employee, you can easily support the foundation through payroll deduction as part of theCascadia Team Giving [DOC] program.
If you would like to support the Cascadia community of lifelong learners with a contribution of another sort, like stocks and securities or in-kind, non-cash donations, please contact the foundation. We will be glad to work with you.
If you have questions about any of these giving opportunities, please email the foundation or call 425-352-8840.
The Cascadia College Foundation gratefully acknowledges our most generous annual donors, those who contribute $1,000 or more to the foundation, for providing vital support to important college programs and a crucial, financial assistance to deserving students.
Your generosity provides the critical private support that changes lives -- one scholarship, loan, or grant at a time.
As a member of The President’s Club, you will receive:
- An invitation to special President's Club events
- Acknowledgement on the foundation website
- Acknowledgement in published annual report
- Acknowledgement at Special Events
President’s Club Members
We are extremely grateful for the support of our President's Club members whose leadership gifts help us build a better future for our students and our community.
Bill and Judy Christopher
Alex and Lydia Lee
Tom and Amanda McAndrew
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop
Northshore Scholarship Foundation
Allister H. O’Brien
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Rotary Club of Northshore
Robert and Linda Tjossem
Ashler Lodget #121 - Bothell
You may be eligible for a tuition scholarship funded by the Cascadia College Foundation or through generous donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses associated with Cascadia. Eligibility criteria vary depending on the scholarship. For details, see Cascadia Community Scholarships.
The foundation supports small grants for students who have unmet needs. For details, see Grants.
In specific situations, the foundation can provide short-term loans to bridge the gap until a student has obtained long-term financial assistance. For details, see Student Loans.
Meet our Scholarship Recipients
The foundation proudly awarded scholarships to the following deserving student recipients for the 2016-2017 school year.
American Association of University Women Scholarship
Nathaniel Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship
Bock Family Scholarship
Frances Bianco Memorial Scholarship for Peace
William Christopher / Gateway Scholarship
Julie and Grant Davidson Memorial Scholarship
Eastside Community Aid - Green Engineering Scholarship
Eastside Community Aid - Human Services Scholarship
Cascadia College Founders and Trustees Scholarship
Fred Jackson Faculty Scholarship
Rotary Club of Kirkland Scholarship
Murray - Sandford Scholarship
Allister O'Brien Scholarship
Tjossem Family Scholarship
Anderson Tuition Assistance Grant
Northshore Rotary Scholarship
Biella Foundation Community and Technical College Scholarship
Congratulations to one and all!
Recognizing Faculty Contributions
The Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Service Award was created to recognize the contributions of individuals or groups of faculty who have made exceptional contributions to the college's mission and vision in one or more categories:
- Excellence in primary assignment
- Service to students
- Service to profession
- Professional contributions to college and community
History of the Award
In 2005, Cascadia College, the Cascadia College Federation of Teachers, and the Cascadia College Foundation worked together to create this award and establish an endowed fund to support it. In addition to a plaque, recipients are awarded $1,000 to defray additional costs associated with their work at Cascadia.
Awards are presented during Year End Celebration activities.
How to Nominate
Any member of the Cascadia community — students, faculty, administrators, staff, or trustees — may nominate faculty for the award. To be eligible, nominated faculty must have completed the equivalent of 15 credits of teaching at Cascadia College.
- Complete the nomination form - available by request (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Submit completed form and essay to Cascadia College Foundation according to the directions on the form