TOP 10 Reasons to be a "CHAMPION for our Students"
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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.


    Cascadia Alumni

    Reconnect with the college, network with fellow alumni, and inspire the students of today by sharing your story on our Alumni Connection page.


    Foundation Snapshot

    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.


About the Foundation 

Our Mission

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.

Contact Us

Mail:       18345 Campus Way NE

               Bothell, WA  98011

Phone:   (425) 352-8840



Foundation Snapshot

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!
View the 2012 Foundation Snapshot[PDF]

View the2011 Foundation Snapshot. [PDF] 


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.

Rachel Knight, Chair
Waddell and Reed Financial Services


Sue Buske, Vice Chair
Community Volunteer


Alex Lee, Treasurer
Auxano Advisors


Walt Yeager, Secretary
Business Resource Development Corporation


Tom Broetje
CFO Selections


Dr. Bill Christopher
Retired, Cascadia President Emeritus


David Feller
Wells Fargo


Dave Hasslinger
Washington Federal


Rebecca Hastigns
Executive Director, Cascadia College Foundation


Joe Marshall
Williams and Williams PSC


Tom McAndrew
Coalfire Systems


Dr. Eric Murray
President, Cascadia College


Sharon Nuss
Starcom Computer Corp


Dr. Danielle Powell
Cascadia College


Dennis Stefani
Retired, Community Volunteer


Mark Wolfram

How You Can Help

Give to the CCCF 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
  • Gateway Scholarship
  • John and Margaret Bock Scholarship

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.


Make a Gift

Cascadia Tax ID# 91-2010540

Give Online

Make a Gift

Write a Check

Send your checks to:

       CCC Foundation
       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
• Sponsor


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.


Matching Gifts

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.


Payroll Deduction

If you're a Cascadia employee, you can easily support the foundation through payroll deduction as part of theCascadia Team Giving  [DOC] program.


Other Support

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 President's Club

The Cascadia College Foundation gratefully acknowledges our most generous annual donors, those who contribute $1,000 or more each year to the foundation, for providing vital support to important college programs and a crucial, financial lifeline to students in need.

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 in annual Make Dreams Come True Breakfast program

2012-2013 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.


Applied Speciation and Consulting
Margaret Bock
Fairwinds – Brittany Park
Sue and Jeff Buske
Bill and Judy Christopher
Jack and Judy Cornwall
CC Pascal Charitable Foundation
Friends of Deborah Eddy
Ralph Gorin
Dave and Ashleigh Hasslinger
Rebecca Hastings and Mike Golitz
Thomas and Rebecca Hirt
Katherine and Tim Kehrli
Kiwanis Club of Northshore
Alex and Lydia Lee
Tom and Amanda McAndrew
Patrick McDermott
Louis Mendoza
Eric Murray
MW Injury Resolutions
Nancy Myhre
Northshore Scholarship Foundation
Allister H. O’Brien
Pacific Financial Group
Puget Sound Energy
Jennifer Rak
David Reichgott
Rotary Club of Kirkland
Rotary Club of Northshore
Rotary Club of Woodinville
Leann Tesorieri, Country Village
Robert and Linda Tjossem
Amy Whittenburg and Stephen Rattner
Roy Wilkinson


Thank you!  

Financial Assistance for Students


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.


Short-Term Loans 

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 2012-2013 school year.


Cascadia College Foundation Scholarship
Kathryn Atkinson
Karman Bean
Ana Alice Block
Jake Byland
Michelle Decaire
Kristin Hall
Samantha Herman
Olga Jignea
Todd Kaumans
Matthew Leon
Julia Lovato
Sameh Merhi
Kayla Roberts
Jakob Schumacher
Klim Skrinnik
Shelly Stidham
Tony Tran


Allister H. O’Brien Scholarship
Elisabeth Lara


Anderson Tuition Assistance Grant
Sean Guzzardo
Lisa Wright


Bill Christopher Scholarship
Jennifer Haugen


Founders & Trustees Scholarship
Kylen Vanderwerff


Fred Jackson Faculty Scholarship
Carey McKnight


Gateway Scholarship
Amanda Sendele


Ina V. Knutsen Scholarship
Compassion Israel


John and Margaret Bock Scholarship
Lara Knight
Hanne Andreea Vujdeu


Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
Amanda Walker


Murray-Sandford Scholarship
Mark Sinden


Nathanial Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship
Anasario Garcia Lepe


Northshore Rotary Scholarship
Kerry Browder


Tjossem Family Scholarship
Andre Maines


Woodinville Rotary Scholarship
Evan Eriksen


Congratulations to one and all!

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Service (ETLS)

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:

  1. Excellence in primary assignment
  2. Service to students
  3. Service to profession
  4. 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.

  1. Complete the nomination form
  2. Submit completed form and essay to Cascadia College Foundation according to the directions on the form