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Serving our Community

The Foundation's mission is to provide financial support where public funds are not sufficient, and to gather support for the enhancement of educational opportunities at Lower Columbia College.

The Foundation works to advance the mission of providing financial assistance to students, encouraging public support for the college, and strengthening the teaching, learning and cultural environment of the college and our community.

Community colleges serve nearly half of the nation's undergraduates. In Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties, Lower Columbia College is a beacon for education from cradle to career, and beyond! LCC's Head Start programs and Early Learning Center provide enrichment opportunities for young families. LCC offers students a quality education, free tutoring, affordable tuition, and more. Whether you're a high school student getting a Running Start on college, a working adult embarking on a new career, or a lifelong learner enriching your life through Continuing Education, we hope you'll discover why LCC is the Smart Choice!

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Reports and Publications

Annual Reports to the Community featuring exceptional yearly achievements at Lower Columbia College, personal messages from the LCC President and Foundation Board President, and lists of Foundation endowments and donors. Yearly financial reports and statements.

Board of Directors

Pictures of current board of directors officers and members.


The Lower Columbia College Foundation was formed in 1976 with the help of Phillip and Jeanne Wertheimer. The mission as a college foundation remains the same today as it did 40 years ago by providing Avenues for Excellence in Education.

The LCC Foundation is committed to providing ways for community members and businesses to show their support for students and the College. This strong relationship is what makes LCC truly our community college.

Contact the Lower Columbia College Foundation

We look forward to hearing from you! Make an appointment by calling (360) 442-2130. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours. The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Donor Relations

  Kendra Sprague, Vice President of

Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs

  (360) 442-2121

General Inquiries

  (360) 442-2130
Fax: (360) 442-2129

Donor Relations & Major Gifts

  Sheila Burgin, Foundation Director of Development & Major Gifts

  (360) 442-2132

 Foundation on Facebook
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  Emilee Bollibon, Foundation Development Associate

  (360) 442-2136


 Foundation on Flickr
See pictures of all our events!

Foundation Specialist

  Nickie Arce, Foundation Specialist

  (360) 442-2134