COCC Foundation Events

Annual Events

Taste of the Town & Meal of the Year
A benefit for the Foundation scholarship program, this is one of the oldest charity galas in the area. These annual fundraising events are held on the campus of COCC. In 2018, supporters helped raise $313,000 for scholarships during these two evenings. The 2019 events will be held on February 22 and February 23.

President's Scholarship Luncheon
The COCC Foundation sponsors an annual luncheon to honor our current scholarship recipients and Foundation scholarship donors. The lunch is a great opportunity for students and donors to meet and mingle and to gain an understanding of how a scholarship can change a person's life. Each year an honoree is chosen for their generosity and support of COCC and its students.

The Feast at the Old Mill The COCC Foundation and Anthony's at the Old Mill presented the first annual The Feast at the Old Mill in June of 2005. Since that date, this event, sponsored by Anthony's Restaurants, has raised more than $270,000 to benefit the Central Oregon Community College Culinary program. The 2018 Feast at the Old Mill was held on October 16 and benefitted the scholarship program at COCC's Cascade Culinary Institute.

The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Speaker Program
The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program was established in 1985 by the late Robert W. Chandler, Sr. to honor his wife, Nancy R. Chandler. The program brings renowned scholars to the Central Oregon region to present a balanced and broad-based scope of programming in the form of lectures, forums and interactive workshops. In doing so, we hope to encourage stimulating conversations that broaden our community's perspectives and perceptions.

Central Oregon Community College Events
Central Oregon Community College and its various departments and programs host events throughout the year. Check out the calendar to learn more.


AccessibilityIn advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola at 541.383.7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Disability Services at 541.383.7583.