Wenatchee Valley College Foundation welcomes new staff

February 3, 2022

Media Contact:
Rachel Evey, foundation executive director, 509-682-6415
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation has hired two new staff members, and added an annual giving position.

Mireya Sanchez was hired as the foundation executive assistant in July 2021. Mireya comes to the Foundation with over 11 years in the banking business.

Jill Leonard was hired as the foundation communications specialist in December 2021. Before this she worked in marketing and communications with Chaos Control Consulting.

Ellora La Shier was promoted to the annual giving and scholarships coordinator. In her new role, Ellora leads the foundation’s annual fundraising appeals, which include direct mail and digital components. She also manages the scholarship program for Wenatchee Valley College, including the application, review, and selection process. Ellora has been with the foundation since 2018.


The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. The foundation’s mission is to provide equitable access to education and invest in student success through philanthropy. 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 http://www.wvc.edu/foundation.

Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:

  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, title9@wvc.edu.
  • To request disability accommodations: Student Access Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: dial 711, sas@wvc.edu.