Protecting the future of athletic programs

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It's not just about sports, it's about student success!

*When selecting a giving option please choose 'Athletic Excellence Fund' .

“Your generosity will ensure the continuity of the institution for many generations to come.” — Kendra Sprague, Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs.

   Contact us at (360) 442-2130 or email

About the Athletic Excellence Fund

College athletics is an important avenue to educational and career success. LCC's student athletes rank near the top of their peers in academic achievement.

The LCC Foundation is focused on student success and completion. We know that athletics keeps our students in the game, and we have a strong commitment to protecting the future of athletics and ensuring its legacy continues for the future.

The Athletic Excellence Fund supports:

  • A full scholarship for one student athlete is $3,000 per year.
  • In addition, program support, equipment, travel and food can average up to $1,200 annually per student = $4,200
  • LCC Athletics needs both annual and long-term donations to support student scholarships and program support

Thank you to the community leaders who have generously supported athletic excellence:

  • Athletic Boosters
  • Columbia Ford Lincoln Nissan Hyundai
  • Nipps' Inc
  • Twin City Dental
  • Dick Hanna Toyota
  • KLOG-KUKN-The Wave
  • Individuals through named gifts
  • Paul and Marlene Laufman
  • Ed Hayes
  • Dave and Linda Andrew
  • Harlan and Lorna Cruser
  • Nippert Family
  • Schmidt Family Fund
  • Evans-Kelly Family Foundation

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

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  Emilee Bollibon, Foundation Development Associate

  (360) 442-2136


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Foundation Specialist

  Nickie Arce, Foundation Specialist

  (360) 442-2134