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WVC Foundation At A Glance

Vision

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation envisions an educated, inclusive, prosperous, and healthy community.  

Mission

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation provides equitable access to education and invests in student success through philanthropy. 

Goals
  1. Remove academic barriers.
  2. Strengthen environments of learning.
  3. Encourage investment of an educated community.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the foundation provided over $650,000 in funding to support the college. This includes:

  • $350,000 in scholarships
  • $23,000 in direct student support, including veteran work study support and ASWVC support
  • $54,000 to support faculty and staff, including professional development opportunities 
  • $183,000 in programmatic support designated for specific departments
  • $10,000 for the Knights Care Fund to help students facing housing insecurity and other barriers to academic success
  • $30,000 as an unrestricted gift to the college to fund new software, faculty and staff training, building maintenance and any other miscellaneous expenses associated with the overall advancement of WVC. 

When you make a gift to the WVC Annual Fund, the college's most urgent needs are identified and funds are allocated appropriately. You may also choose to designate your gift specifically for scholarships.

 Give Now 

In order to ensure operational stability and help defray administrative costs, a fee of 5% will be assessed on all designated and non-endowed gifts made to the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation effective July 1, 2015.

To learn more about other ways of giving, such as stocks, bequests, or trusts, click here. 

To see regular updates about how your gift makes a difference, we encourage you to "like" the WVC Foundation Facebook page and subscribe to the Knight Vision e-newsletter.

You can also read our latest Annual Report in partnership with WVC and details of our support in our latest news releases. 

We periodically publish spotlights of students, faculty, and staff. See their stories here. 

Yes! Rachel Evey, executive director, is happy to take you on a tour of campus. To schedule a tour, email foundation@wvc.edu.

Yes, the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation was incorporated in 1973 and is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation organized under Washington law. Tax ID 23-7319272.

Land Acknowledgement

Every community owes its existence and vitality to generations from around the world who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy to making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to leave their distant homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted. 

Wenatchee Valley College Foundation respectfully acknowledges that the campus resides on traditional, ancestral territories. Truth and acknowledgment are critical to building mutual respect and connection across all barriers of heritage and difference. We begin this effort to acknowledge what has been buried by honoring the truth. The WVC Wenatchee campus is on the ancestral lands of the 12 bands of the Colville Confederated Tribes specifically the lands of the Wenatchi, Entiat, Chelan and Yakama peoples. 

We pay respects to their elders past and present and recognize the many legacies, inspiring and challenging, that bring us together today and every day. 

Adapted from the U.S. Department of Art and Culture