Helping students experiencing financial risk

Watch our video, then scroll below for more information about this fund.


Your support helps students get the vital support they need, and the funds stay on campus to support programs.

*When selecting a giving option please choose 'Student Success 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 Student Success Fund

The Foundation provides $50,000 annually to assist students who are most at risk for abandoning their education due to financial hardship. Student Success funds not only help students in need with emergency funding, but also help the college maintain quality instruction because the funds stay on campus. The average student award is less than $500.

These one-time grants mean the difference between success and failure for students who are on their way to graduation.

The Student Success Fund helps students with:

  • Tuition and fees not covered by scholarships, financial aid or grants
  • Emergency childcare expenses
  • Emergency transportation
  • Other unforeseen emergency expenses barring students from degree completion

Thank you to our Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors for your support:

  • Paul & Marlene Laufman
  • Laboratory Science Institute
  • David and Jennifer Houten
  • Weyerhaeuser Foundation Giving Fund
  • Vernon and Karen Pickett
  • Fibre Federal Credit Union
  • Chet and Birgita Makinster
  • Anderson & Anderson Advisory, LLC
  • JH Kelly, LLC
  • LeBlanc Wealth Advisors, Inc.
  • The Legacy Group
  • Richard Nau
  • PJ Peterson and Stephen Jones
  • South Seattle College Foundation
  • RM Tollefson Trust
  • Estate of Lyle Mack
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group

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.

General Inquiries

Fax: 360.442.2129

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