About The Foundation
Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Foundation's purpose, as stated in the articles of incorporation, is to exist exclusively for the benefit of Central Oregon Community College, its faculty and students in the furtherance of the educational and charitable activities of the College.
It does so through providing financial assistance to students, fiscal support for college programs, and occasionally running campaigns in support of needed college capital improvements.
Foundation Fact Sheet
• Established in 1955 with a first year's achievement of $5,000. In 2013 assets managed by the Foundation total over $14 million dollars.
• In fiscal year 2012-2013, the Foundation provided more than $1,000,000 in scholarships and program support to COCC.
• The COCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, separate from the college and governed by a 16 member volunteer board of trustees composed of professional, business, and community leaders.
•Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. The Foundation accepts unrestricted gifts and also directs gifts to where the donor desires to meet a particular college and student need.
Some examples are:
Community Opportunity Fund
Culinary Arts Department
Fine Arts Department
Central Oregon Community College Library
Literacy Program Adult Basic Education
Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program
For more information about the Foundation or to make a contribution, please contact email@example.com or call us at: 541-383-7225. Most of all, be sure to read stories from scholarship recipients to learn about the impact made in the lives of students by donors.
The Foundation's first meeting in October 1955 in the Trailways Coffee Shop in Downtown Bend.
From left to right: Don Pence, William Miller, Kenneth Sawyer, Webster Loy and Alva Goodrich.
From - Blazing a Trail by Frank X. Fiedler