The Foundation at WNCC was founded in 1971 to assist students in achieving their educational goals through several scholarship programs and has since expanded into an organization that provides support for students, faculty, staff, programs, and capital projects on each of our three campuses. Through the generous support of individuals, corporations, and other organizations, The Foundation has grown from nothing more than a dream to over $2.8 million in net assets to date. The Foundation is governed by a committed and active volunteer board.
Our mission statement affirms our belief in the importance of our role to assist in providing educational opportunities to all of our constituents:
The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation shall advance the mission and goals of Western Nebraska Community College by providing resources, both financial and professional to enhance scholarship opportunities, provide growth opportunities, to support programs and plan for the future through special and capital projects. This will maintain the excellence of the College by expanding access and affordability to a superior learning environment for students. We enhance the competitiveness of the college through funding state of the art facilities, scholarship opportunities, and academic programs for students. This will enhance the lives of community members, the quality of the college, and the communities it serves.
We serve the communities of Alliance, Sidney, and Scottsbluff. We serve the College. We serve the student. And, we take great pride in what we do.
Scholarship Fundraising and Support
The WNCC Foundation plays a key role in helping students achieve success through the use of donations to fund scholarships, particularly for traditionally underserved students. Last year, $382,258 from the Foundation scholarship fund was awarded to 317 students. The Foundation provides endowment, planned giving, and gifts of cash, securities or properties to members of the community that wish to support students in achieving their educational dreams. The Foundation provides an Honor Roll of Donors each year to recognize the importance of community support for students.
Program Support has included special projects and needs in the past, such as:
- Athletics - television cameras, travel funds, equipment, scoreboard.
- Faculty - equipment, travel funds, sponsored annual Great Teacher Institute attendance, and sabbatical leave.
- Student Projects - Student Government workshop travel, literary magazine.
- Library Support - computers, software, books and publications.
- Instructional Equipment
- Music Programs