Let's talk.
We'd love to meet you.

Elise Hamner
Foundation Director
Kelsey Guenther
Foundation Developer

(541) 888-7211 or (541) 888-7209
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Invest in our students

Give to the Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation and inspire students on their journey to improve their lives and shape the future. Help ensure a productive outlook for our college.

Are you considering a charitable gift?

  • Scholarships
  • Academic excellence and programs
  • The arts
  • College construction projects

We can help you decide when it's best to give or the type of asset you want to gift. We can discuss tax deductibility and how your gift can have the most impact.

What are your options?

Give cash or in-kind gifts

Many donors choose this path to give in areas where we need it most. Consider funding scholarships to help our students pay for tuition, books and living expenses. Many people donate personally or through corporate match.

Plan your gift

  • Create a permanent endowment that will fund a scholarship or program forever.
  • Donate stocks or bonds, or real estate to gain tax incentives.
  • Create a trust.
  • Make the SWOCC Foundation a beneficiary on life insurance or retirement plans.

Give your time

You can also be a part of our Alumni Association or our board. The time you give is valuable. Being a part of the Foundation means you'll have a truly positive impact on our college and community.

We welcome exploring options with you and your financial and retirement advisors. Come talk about opportunities with us. We'd love to meet you!


Investing in science

Family challenges community to support new building project

The Beetham Family helped the college in its final fundraising push to build a 38,000 sq ft Health & Science Building. "This investment will help students gain the skills needed to help solve global science, health and business challenges of the future." It will expand and modernize labs, classrooms and technology for tomorrow's scientists, engineers and health care professionals.