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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 support by generous donors, the Southwestern Foundation will award more than 100 scholarships this year to students high-skill and technical training, along with specialized and transfer degrees. We’ve also been able to invest annually in faculty innovation and collaboration on campus. And we’ve been able to grow interest among young people in the arts through our VISION art exhibits and competitions in partnership with the Coos Art Museum.

If you would like to be involved in our college and foundation, please let's start a conversation! 




Join us at the 5th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

Wine Tasting & Auction
6-8 p.m., Jan. 18, 2019
at the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute

Ticket information  541.888.7209  or  foundation@socc.edu    

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Barbara Eells Web Portrait


Congratulations Barbara Eells

Our 2018 Distinguished Alumna 

"I believe none of us make it to our goals alone, and I feel when we succeed at our goals, we should pay that forward by advocating
in our own communities. I am an activist for the vulnerable and disenfranchised. Whether that’s abused children, battered women or
neglected animals, I try to be a voice for those who have no voice.” 




Umpqua Health & Science Technology Building

Breaking Ground in 2019

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2018 Hall of Fame honors our first Athletic teams

  • First Men's Wrestling Team (1963-64)
  • First Tennis Team (1971-72)
  • Greg Haga, Wrestling (1981) 

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Contact Information

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

Kelsey Guenther
Foundation Resource Developer
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!