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Welcome to the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation

Our mission is to support Southwestern Oregon Community College through promotion of philanthropy to improve people’s lives – socially, culturally, economically and educationally – through Friend-raising and Fundraising. 

Thanks to continuous annual support by generous donors and endowments, the Southwestern Foundation awarded nearly $150,000 in scholarships this year. We’ve been able to invest $5,000 annually in faculty innovation and collaboration on campus. And we’ve been able to grow interest among young people in the arts through our Visions art exhibits and competitions in partnership with the Coos Art Museum.



Health & Science Technology Building campaign

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Join us for an evening of storytelling and excellent wine and cuisine with Oregon's premier Abacela Winery and founder Earl Jones on Saturday, March 11. The event is from 6-9 p.m. at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute. 

Jones and Portland State University Geologist Dr. Scott Burns will tell the story of the Abacela vineyard creation that capitalized on the region's unique geology, soils and climate to produce award-winning wines. 

Seating is limited. Tickets are $150 per person, with all event proceeds going to the Health & Science Technology Building. To reserve seats or for more information, please contact the foundation at foundation@socc.edu or call 541.888.7211 or 541.888.7209.


Thank you Zonta Club of Coos Bay Area for your $2,000 grant for science/medical equipment.

Southwestern selects 2016 Distinguished Alumnus

Thank you friends for helping with our Forestry Program's success.


Contact Information:

Elise Hamner  
Executive Director of College Foundation and Resource Development
Phone: 541.888.7211
Email: elise.hamner@socc.edu  

Kelsey Guenther
Foundation Coordinator

Phone: 541.888.7209
Email: kelsey.guenther@socc.edu 


Your donations “Open the Door to Opportunity” for individuals in need. Support of the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation benefits all ages of people in our communities and helps ensure a productive future for the college.

When considering a charitable gift, first think about what you want your gift to accomplish. The Foundation will work with you to explore options. We’ll help you decide the type of asset you want to gift, when to give, tax deductibility and how your gift is valued.


Make a gift to the SWOCC Foundation online!