News & Updates
November 2020 | Issue: 1
Your Gifts Help Student Succeed!
Steven Ellsberg
CCC Nursing Student-June 2021
"I am so grateful for the support I've received from the Foundation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
2020-2021 CCC Scholarship Awards
-->90 students applied for scholarships
-->78 students received scholarships
-->$122,000 was awarded as scholarships
Help us reach our goal to provide a scholarship to all qualified CCC students who apply.
Community Support Spotlight
NEW-Healthcare Diversity Scholarship
We are excited to announce the launch of the Healthcare Diversity Scholarship in partnership with Providence Seaside Hospital and their Community Health Division. The first scholarships will be awarded for Winter Term 2020-2021. Click here for more information.
Fort George Benefit Night
Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in the CCC Foundation Benefit night at Fort George on July 28. Over. $914 was raised to support CCC student emergency needs.
Brad Blaser, Fort George and Cliff Fick, CCC Foundation Chair
Lower Division Transfer Program
Thank you TLC Fibre Federal Credit Union for the $7,500 in total support to the CCC Lower Division Transfer Program. We appreciate our three year partnership to help CCC students achieve their educational goals.
Presentation of the final check with Teena Toyas, CCC Dean of Lower Division Transfer Students and Shannon Cahoon, TLC Fibre Federal Credit Union.
Other Support Received to Benefit CCC Students
  • "Power of Participation" October 2020 Employee Giving Campaign Over 87% of CCC employees participated in the campaign. As the grand finale and for reaching 80-89% participation, President Chris Breitmeyer took a Polar Plunge with 200 lbs of ice. Visit CCC Facebook page to watch the video
  • Over $4,500 has been received for grocery gift cards for students and other student needs
  • "Today's Need, Tomorrow's Success" July 2020 Fundraising Campaign. Thanks to our sponsors and supporters, we raised nearly $90,000 and well exceeded our goal!!!
  • $10,000 grant from The Ford Family Foundation was received in June 2020 to help launch an on campus food pantry for CCC students. Estimated open date is Winter term 2021.
President Breitmeyer takes the Polar Plunge with 200 lbs of ice cubes as the grand finale of the Employee Giving Campaign. Thank you CCC!
Katelyn Olsen
CCC Nursing Student-June 2022
"Thank you so much! Honestly, words cannot express how grateful I am. I appreciate all the donors who make these scholarships a reality."
James Williams
CCC Nursing Student-June 2022
"Without the help of these generous donors and the scholarships that they provide, going to college full-time might never have become a reality for myself."
Smart Ways to Give in 2020 and Beyond
by Stanley Gott- CCC Foundation Treasurer, CPA retired
Many Americans will no longer be itemizing their tax deductions for medical expenses, mortgage interest and charitable contributions. However, for older givers, an old technique provides a great way to obtain a tax benefit from charitable contributions.
by Eileen Purcell - CCC Outreach Literacy Coordinator
IDAs help low-income people save money to pay for educational expenses. CCC is one of two community colleges in Oregon that offers this option to low-income students. Our program is called the Matched College Savings Program (MCSP). Students who save between $25-45 monthly are matched 5-1 to pay for tuition, fees, and books. You can help and recieve an immediate 90% Oregon income tax credit back for for what you contribute. To learn more how you can participate and help students. CLICK HERE to read full article
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Our mission is to inspire and engage the community in support of Clatsop Community College Students so they can achieve their goals.
Vision Statement: At the Clatsop Community College Foundation, we believe that our entire community benefits when every student has access to the tools and resources they need to help them succeed in school and in life.