September 2015

Summer is always a busy time for your Foundation staff with the annual dinner, two golf tournaments, and a crab feed.

This summer, we updated all our software programs to new and improved versions that will integrate and share information; submitted grant proposals for the Newell Creek Restoration Project, and continued raising funds to reach our $10 million Education That Works campaign in honor of the college's 50th anniversary.

Each school year, the Foundation launches a highly successful employee giving campaign, known as CCC Staff Drive. For many years our faculty, staff, and administrators have contributed at the highest percentage levels of any college in Oregon. This year, we introduced a new, leaner process encouraging online donations, reducing materials and staff time to increase the amount of funds for scholarships and college programs.

Looking ahead, don't forget Viva Clackamas (information below). Look for an updated and re-visioned Foundation website in the next months. 
Each Fall brings CCC students filling the halls and walkways on campus.  That's the real inspiration for all of us connected with the Foundation - that what we do matters. Together, we make a difference.  Thank you for making that difference!

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Take a trip back to the '60s, Vegas style!

Viva Clackamas is Saturday, November 7, 2015
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Oregon Golf Club, 25700 SW Petes Mountain Rd, West Linn
Cost is $125 per person

Join us for an evening of dining and entertainment at the CCC Foundation's signature fundraising event of the year. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Clackamas Community College at this fabulous vintage, Vegas-themed party.

Guests will enjoy casino-style gaming, dinner, entertainment and dancing. Give a toast to Education That Works and help the CCC Foundation raise funds in support of student scholarships and college programs.

Entree choices are:
  • Flat Iron Steak with wild mushrooms, gorgonzola and red wine demi glace
  • Grilled Steelhead with roasted tomato and fennel beurre blanc
  • Pan Seared Gnocchi with wild mushrooms, spinach, sliced almonds, garlic, brown butter and parmesan cheese
This event is selling out quickly. Purchase tickets today at 
Our corporate sponsors are going all out in supporting Viva Clackamas. Not only are they generously underwriting the event, they are also providing scholarships directly to students for the 2015-16 academic year.

Clackamas Federal Credit Union will sponsor ten student scholarships; Providence will sponsor five; and The Oregon Lottery will sponsor one student.
These organizations believe in Education That Works!

Corporate Challenge puts the fun in funding scholarships and programs at CCC

The CCC Foundation hosted the 23rd annual Corporate Challenge golf tournament at Willamette Valley County Club on August 24, 2015.

A balmy 82 degree day, idyllic greens, and one-hundred players enjoyed 18 holes of golf followed by a silent auction, awards dinner, and oral auction. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and those in attendance, $70,000 was raised to benefit scholarships, emergency and childcare grants.

Congratulations to the following teams who won in these categories:

1st Place: TCM

2nd Place: Coffman Excavation
3rd Place: Opsis Architecture 
Closest to Pin: Opsis Architecture
Long Drive: Ancestry Brewing
Long Putt: Floor Solutions
"Oregon Promise" legislation - what it means for Community College tuition
In July, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 81 known as the "Oregon Promise" legislation. The "Oregon Promise" provides a $10 million appropriation targeted toward community college tuition payments for students who meet very specific criteria. These include:
  • Recent high school graduate attending and pursuing a certificate or degree at one of Oregon's 17 community colleges.
  • Must be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months .
  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Cannot have completed more the 90 hours of college credit.

The bill targets funds for approximately 3,000 students across all of Oregon. Grants are for a minimum of $1,000 for each community college student awarded. The $1,000 minimum is for a term and is for full-time students. It will be prorated for less than full-time, but students must be at least half-time.


What does this mean for Clackamas Community College? A closer look at some college Fast Facts for 2014-15 will shed some light on the potential impact of the "Oregon Promise."   

  • CCC served 25,793 students
  • The average age of all our students is 32.
  • 65 percent of our students were part-time with 55 percent of part-time students taking 1-5 credits per term.
  • High schools in the CCC service district have about 2,900 graduates each year.
  • 37 percent (1,042) of district high school graduates attend CCC.
  • Annual tuition at CCC is $4,133.

The bottom line is that about 3.4 percent of CCC students would meet eligibility requirements for the "Oregon Promise".  


The support of our friends and donors continues to be important for our students' success.



Click here to read Clackamas Community College Fast Facts for 2014-15   


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Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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Foundation employs student interns
Left to right: Rosie Ivanov, CCC Foundation President Michael DeShane, and Kiersten O'Shaughnessy
The Foundation is pleased to announce we have hired two CCC students and scholarship recipients to help in our office. Rosie Ivanov and Kiersten O'Shaughnessy work part time performing data entry and helping improve the databases containing vital Foundation information.

Rosie and Kiersten both graduated from Canby High and plan to obtain degrees in Business. Rosie's foucs is on Agriculture and Kiersten's is on Finance. 
Clackamas Repertory Theatre
One Man, Two Guvnors

Sept 10 -  Oct 4, 2015

Times: Thurs. - Sat.
7:30 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m.

This wonderful, Tony Award-winning farce is a fast-paced adaptation of the Italian play, Servant of Two Masters (1743) by Carlo Goldoni. Set in Brighton, England in 1963 it features young Francis Henshall, a crafty, lowly, put-upon, and eternally famished young man, easily confused by just about everything going on around him, who finds that he has mistakenly become employed by two separate men. One is a local gangster and the other an upper class criminal.As Francis juggles his work situation, those around him juggle their own lives and soon just about everything is "in the air" at one time.

This is the last weekend. Don't miss your chance to see this "wonderfully wild, ol-style comedy" - OregonLive

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