Cascadia Community College Foundation
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 Community 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 Community 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 Community 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
Alex Lee, Treasurer
Walt Yeager, Secretary
Business Resource Development Corporation
Dr. Bill Christopher
Retired, Cascadia President Emeritus
Executive Director, Cascadia Community College Foundation
Williams and Williams PSC
Dr. Eric Murray
President, Cascadia Community College
Starcom Computer Corp
Dr. Danielle Powell
Cascadia Community College
Retired, Community Volunteer
Give to the CCCF Annual Fund.
The Annual Fund supports a variety of vital foundation and college programs including more than 20 annual Cascadia Community 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.
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 Community 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 Community 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
Fairwinds – Brittany Park
Sue and Jeff Buske
Bill and Judy Christopher
Jack and Judy Cornwall
CC Pascal Charitable Foundation
Friends of Deborah Eddy
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
MW Injury Resolutions
Northshore Scholarship Foundation
Allister H. O’Brien
Pacific Financial Group
Puget Sound Energy
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
You may be eligible for a tuition scholarship funded by the Cascadia Community 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 2012-2013 school year.
Cascadia Community College Foundation Scholarship
Ana Alice Block
Allister H. O’Brien Scholarship
Anderson Tuition Assistance Grant
Bill Christopher Scholarship
Founders & Trustees Scholarship
Fred Jackson Faculty Scholarship
Ina V. Knutsen Scholarship
John and Margaret Bock Scholarship
Hanne Andreea Vujdeu
Kirkland Rotary Scholarship
Nathanial Jacob Allen Memorial Scholarship
Anasario Garcia Lepe
Northshore Rotary Scholarship
Tjossem Family Scholarship
Woodinville Rotary 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 Community College, the Cascadia Community College Federation of Teachers, and the Cascadia Community 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 Community College.
- Complete the nomination form
- Submit completed form and essay to Cascadia Community College Foundation according to the directions on the form