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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 $100,000 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

Bay Area Hospital and local physicians announce $2M in contributions.

Beetham Family urges scientists & engineers to contribute to project.

Coquille Tribe partners with Foundation to kick-start fundraising.




Southwestern selects 2016 Distinguished Alumnus

Oregon Employer Council funds GED scholarships.

Plum Creek Foundation adds to Forestry Degree Program Campaign success!

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund grant lifts Forestry Degree Program Campaign above goal.

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
Resources 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!