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Big Bend Community College Foundation

The foundation’s mission is to actively and visibly support the mission for the college to deliver lifelong learning through a commitment to student success, excellence in teaching and learning, and community engagement.

The Big Bend Community College Foundation is the fundraising arm of BBCC-the only institution of higher education in a 4,600-square-mile service district. The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation 501(c)3 existing since 1972 (Tax ID 23-7275328). It is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Limits on state funding and growing enrollment threaten the quality of education offered by comprehensive community colleges like BBCC. To ensure growth and quality, private financial investment in the college through the BBCC Foundation is essential. The Foundation raises funds for scholarships, facilities, equipment and staff development.

About the Foundation

  • Foundation policy is set by a board of directors, which meets quarterly.
  • The Foundation has five standing committees-Finance, Property, and Personnel, Scholarships, Special Events, Alumni, and Trusteeship.
  • In 1998 the Foundation began an initiative to establish a database of BBCC alumni and began mailing the BBCC Alumni News in 1999. 
  • The Foundation publishes an Annual Report, a booklet “Gaining Through Giving,” and brochures and materials for capital campaigns.
  • The Foundation is the U.S. sponsor of the Japanese Agriculture Training Program, an arrangement that has existed since 1965.

BBCC Foundation Board of Directors

Angie Clark, Moses Lake, Chair
Jacob Barth, Moses Lake

Gary Chandler, Moses Lake

Joey Hansen, Moses Lake
Erika Hennings, Ritzville

Jeremy Iverson, Ephrata
Paul Koethke, Moses Lake

Candy Lacher, Moses Lake
Vickey Melcher, Odessa
Jerry Moberg, Ephrata
Judy Oakes, Moses Lake
Patti Paris, Moses Lake

Veronica Caballero-Roylance, Moses Lake
Katherine Franz Swinger, Lind

John Townsend, Moses Lake

Dr. Sara Thompson Tweedy, Moses Lake



Jon Lane, Moses Lake
LeAnne Parton, Moses Lake
Juanita Richards, Moses Lake
Linda Schoonmaker, Moses Lake



Click here to view the 2018-2019 BBCC Foundation Annual Report

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