Please join us in helping Remove Barriers to Student Achievement & Excellence

EMERGENCY  CHILDCARE  OPPORTUNITY FOR EXCELLENCE

We are supporting SVC students with critical needs that scholarships cannot address.
You can GIVE NOW, or read on to find out more about how you can help more students succeed.

Please join us in helping Remove Barriers to Student Achievement & Excellence

EMERGENCY

CHILDCARE

OPPORTUNITY FOR EXCELLENCE

We are supporting SVC students with critical needs that scholarships cannot address.
You can GIVE NOW, or read on to find out more about how you can help more students succeed.

Sande Mulke

Community Ambassador, Regency on Whidbey

Why I Give

“I support Removing Barriers because as a single mom I returned to school with two teenage daughters. Others removed barriers for me and so I feel obligated to do the same for the next generation of students.”

Why I Give

Sande Mulke

Community Ambassador, Regency on Whidbey

“I support Removing Barriers because as a single mom I returned to school with two teenage daughters. Others removed barriers for me and so I feel obligated to do the same for the next generation of students.”

Sandy Leber, Program Manager, Athletics

Ken & Sue Christianson

Owners, Chrishaven Trees

Why We Give

“We are happy to support the Removing Barriers Campaign at Skagit Valley College because we believe in education and we’re happy to help some of the local young people in furthering their education.”

Why We Give

Ken & Sue Christianson

Owners, Chrishaven Trees

“We are happy to support the Removing Barriers Campaign at Skagit Valley College because we believe in education and we’re happy to help some of the local young people in furthering their education.”

Bud & Mia Wallgren

Owners, Les Schwab Tire Centers

Why We give

“Having been in business in Oak Harbor for over 50 years, we support Removing Barriers because we appreciate that Skagit Valley College addresses both the technical and the people side of education, which is important for any kind of business.”

Why We Give

Bud & Mia Wallgren

Owners, Les Schwab Tire Centers

“Having been in business in Oak Harbor for over 50 years, we support Removing Barriers because we appreciate that Skagit Valley College addresses both the technical and the people side of education, which is important for any kind of business.”

Rod Carter, Dave Ryberg, Corey Mendoza, Jeff Stewart

Baird Private Wealth Management

Why We give

“At Baird Private Wealth Management, we support the Removing Barriers campaign because we understand that the needs of the individual and the community are best served when we each grow into our full potential. Skagit Valley College is where this takes place… Join us!”

Why We Give

Rod Carter, Dave Ryberg, Corey Mendoza, Jeff Stewart

Baird Private Wealth Management

“At Baird Private Wealth Management, we support the Removing Barriers campaign because we understand that the needs of the individual and the community are best served when we each grow into our full potential. Skagit Valley College is where this takes place…Join us!”

Please Join Us!

Please Join Us!

Meeting Student’s Critical Needs

We launched the Removing Barriers Campaign to meet critical needs of students that cannot be addressed through scholarships. These funds are available to eligible students throughout the College district (Skagit, Island, & San Juan Counties).

Madi’s Story

Emergency Assistance

For students facing an unexpected financial hardship or challenge.

If a car breaks down, a student faces an unexpected medical emergency, or when unanticipated expenses occur that could force a student to drop out of school, emergency assistance funds will help students’ bridge the gap. Currently, 87% of financial aid recipients have significant financial need.

Kenia’s Story

Childcare Assistance

To enable students with young children to attend their classes and focus on their studies.

Many students rely on family members or friends for childcare, but when an unexpected illness or conflict arises, students are often forced to skip class or delay studying for a test. A survey of SVC students completed in Fall 2015 found that 52% of students have children or dependents living with them, and most say they struggle to find consistent, reliable and safe dependent care.

Morgan’s Story

Opportunity for Excellence

Intended to enhance a student’s experience, expand their worldviews, and enable them to apply classroom knowledge in tangible ways while enhancing their employability or university transfer application.

Students can apply individually, or Instructors and Deans can apply on behalf of a group of students or for program and lab improvements or equipment. Funds are available for students in one of the following areas: Applied Research, Professional Development, Scholarly Work, Interdisciplinary Program Work, Internships. Instructors or Deans can apply for program and/or lab improvements.

Designate the pillar(s) you wish to support with your donation, or choose Greatest Need.

Campaign Goals

SVC Foundation has a goal of raising $3 million in endowed and restricted support that will provide approximately $125,000 in ongoing, annual support to remove barriers and address the challenges faced by SVC students every day.

Raised So Far

$2,667,887

Timeline

June-December 2014

Conducted Campaign feasibility study & formalized Removing Barriers Campaign

June-December 2014
Conducted Campaign feasibility study & formalized Removing Barriers Campaign

January 2015

Launched silent phase of Removing Barriers Campaign

January 2015
Launched silent phase of Removing Barriers Campaign

February 2015

Held first meeting of Campaign Cabinet

February 2015
Held first meeting of Campaign Cabinet

December 2015

Topped $1 million in Campaign Gifts & Pledges

December 2015
Topped $1 million in Campaign Gifts & Pledges

August 2016

Topped $1.54 million in Campaign Gifts & Pledges

August 2016
Topped $1.54 million in Campaign Gifts & Pledges

September 2016

SVCF provided over $107,000 to the College and began awarding Emergency & Childcare Funds to SVC students

September 2016
SVCF provided over $107,000 to the College and began awarding Emergency & Childcare Funds to SVC students

February 2017

Opened the application process for Opportunity for Excellence funds to SVC students

February 2017
Opened for Opportunity for Excellence application to SVC students and faculty

March 2017

SVC Employee Campaign raised over $21,000. Total employee giving exceeds $42,000 from 70 people

March 2017
SVC Employee Campaign raised over $21,000. Total employee giving exceeds $42,000 from 70 people

May 2017

Campaign “goes public” with a launch event celebration and fundraiser

May 2017
Campaign “goes public” with a launch event celebration and fundraiser

December 2017

Target completion date for Removing Barriers Campaign

December 2017
Target completion date for Removing Barriers Campaign

Please Join Us!

Join the many people in our communities who are already changing lives!

Here’s What You Can Do:

Give Online

You can simply go to the web address listed below to make your gift today.

Pay by Check

Send us a check and be sure to indicate Removing Barriers in the memo line.

Make a Multi-Year Pledge

Visit the Removing Barriers website, download and send up the completed pledge form.

If you are already contributing to the Foundation, and we know many of you are, THANK YOU! We want you to continue supporting SVC students.

Checks can be made out to SVC Foundation (with Removing Barriers in the memo line) and mailed to:

SVC Foundation | 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

 

Thank You!!

Questions? Contact Brad Tuininga at brad.tuininga@skagit.edu or 360.416.7870.

Skagit Valley College's Dr. Tom Keegan, Dr. Laura Cailloux, and Sandy Leber