Nominations for honorary Foundation awards due March 15

Media Contact:
Rachel Evey, WVC Foundation interim executive director, (509) 682-6415
Ellora LaShier, WVC Foundation coordinator, (509) 682-6417

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation is now accepting nominations for four annual awards that recognize foundation board members, friends of the college and distinguished alumni. The deadline for nominations is March 15.

The awards are:

  • Outstanding Friend of the College: Recognizes organizations, corporations, or individuals with a history of supporting the college through time, talent and/or financial support.
  • Harvey Award: Recognizes current or previous WVC Foundation Board members who demonstrate a history of support for the foundation through service and financial contributions.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award: Recognizes an alumnus who has distinguished him or herself in their chosen professional field, made significant contributions to his or her community on a local, state, national or international level, and demonstrated integrity in his or her personal life and gained the respect of those surrounding them. Additional consideration may be given to alumni who have demonstrated a connection to WVC through volunteer activities.
  • WVC Heroes: Recognizes the behind-the-scenes supporters who have donated their money or time to the college and its programs. Faculty and staff can nominate any community member who they believe deserves recognition.

Community members can submit nominations at Award recipients will be announced at the Foundation Gala at the Wenatchee Convention Center on May 18. 


The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. It exists to build relationships between the community and the college and raise financial support for Wenatchee Valley College students, programs, faculty and staff, as well as special projects such as building campaigns like the Music and Art Center. For information on how to make a gift to the foundation, establish a scholarship or include the WVC Foundation in your estate plans, contact (509) 682-6410. Visit the WVC Foundation website at