Removing Barriers - A Campaign for Student Achievement & Excellence

Although the Employee Campaign is over, we are still receiving pledges from SVC employees.

Please consider helping us Remove Barriers today!

Anne Clark, Executive Director of College Advancement and SVC Foundation
Anne Clark, Executive Director of College Advancement and SVC Foundation

Anne Clark

Executive Director of College Advancement
and SVC Foundation

I give because EVERYONE deserves a chance to pursue their dreams of a higher education.”

I Give Because…

Anne Clark

Executive Director of College Advancement
and SVC Foundation

“I give because EVERYONE deserves a chance to pursue their dreams of a higher education.”

With over 70 SVC employees who contributed to the Employee Campaign, YOU are making a difference! Thank you!!

Brian Murphy

Director of Student Life, Center for Student Leadership, Diversity, and Involvement

“I give because I was fortunate to have a low barrier path to my education. I had a strong financial support system and did not have much to worry about on a daily basis. Many of our students have multiple barriers to navigate and I am inspired by their resolve and commitment to continue moving forward. I learn from our students every day and hope I can have even a slight impact on them reaching their goals and following their dreams. I give because I am proud of not only what we do, but where we are heading in our efforts to support students at Skagit Valley College.”

Brian Murphy, Director of Student Life, Center for Student Leadership, Diversity, and Involvement

Brian Murphy

Director of Student Life, Center for Student Leadership, Diversity, and Involvement

“I give because I was fortunate to have a low barrier path to my education. I had a strong financial support system and did not have much to worry about on a daily basis. Many of our students have multiple barriers to navigate and I am inspired by their resolve and commitment to continue moving forward. I learn from our students every day and hope I can have even a slight impact on them reaching their goals and following their dreams. I give because I am proud of not only what we do, but where we are heading in our efforts to support students at Skagit Valley College.”

Estevan Vivanco Meza

Student Success Navigator, Emergency Funds Contact

“I give because sometimes all it takes for a student to be successful is a little extra help. This campaign makes it possible to give students a financial boost in times of need that allows them to focus on being students. We, as a community, get to share in their success as we help students overcome their financial barrier rather than allowing them to face it alone.”

Estevan Vivanco Meza, Student Success Navigator, Emergency Funds Contact

Estevan Vivanco Meza

Student Success Navigator, Emergency Funds Contact

“I give because sometimes all it takes for a student to be successful is a little extra help. This campaign makes it possible to give students a financial boost in times of need that allows them to focus on being students. We, as a community, get to share in their success as we help students overcome their financial barrier rather than allowing them to face it alone.”

Barbara Martinez-Griego

Early Childhood Ed, Paraprofessional Programs-Faculty/Chair

“I give because my life experiences have driven my desires to participate in projects that are committed to diversity and involve local community practices which support educational equity for all residents within a community–especially our most valued children and youth…I have learned so many lessons from our students, they continue to strengthen my wisdom, inspiration, courage and they give me hope! !Sigamos Adelante!”

Barbara Martinez-Griego, Early Childhood Ed, Paraprofessional Programs-Faculty/Chair

Barbara Martinez-Griego

Early Childhood Ed, Paraprofessional Programs-Faculty/Chair

“I give because my life experiences have driven my desires to participate in projects that are committed to diversity and involve local community practices which support educational equity for all residents within a community—especially our most valued children and youth…I have learned so many lessons from our students, they continue to strengthen my wisdom, inspiration, courage and they give me hope! !Sigamos Adelante!”

Kim Hall

Manager, Cardinal Bookstore

“Giving to the Employee Campaign is an exciting way to combine with other dedicated SVC employees to provide opportunities for students who may be struggling with financial issues or hardships.   In my role as manager of the bookstore, I have observed firsthand how the Foundation helps support student success for those who may require assistance in obtaining course materials. I strongly believe that regardless of how much you give, it’s what we do together that makes a difference!”

Kim Hall, Manager, Cardinal Bookstore

Kim Hall

Manager, Cardinal Bookstore

“Giving to the Employee Campaign is an exciting way to combine with other dedicated SVC employees to provide opportunities for students who may be struggling with financial issues or hardships. In my role as manager of the bookstore, I have observed firsthand how the Foundation helps support student success for those who may require assistance in obtaining course materials. I strongly believe that regardless of how much you give, it’s what we do together that makes a difference!”

Jere LaFolette

Human Services Department/Co-Chair

“Education is the ladder of opportunity! As a college whose doors are open to all, we are particularly committed to helping those who face personal or economic challenge. As an instructor in the Human Services program, every quarter I work with students who experience a lack of child care, a loss of housing, and even food insecurity. We need to do everything we can to help these students successfully overcome these obstacles to their educational success. I am delighted to participate in the SVC Removing Barriers Campaign as a concrete way we can support our dedicated students here at SVC.”

Jere LaFolette, Human Services Department/Co-Chair

Jere LaFolette

Human Services Department/Co-Chair

“Education is the ladder of opportunity! As a college whose doors are open to all, we are particularly committed to helping those who face personal or economic challenge. As an instructor in the Human Services program, every quarter I work with students who experience a lack of child care, a loss of housing, and even food insecurity. We need to do everything we can to help these students successfully overcome these obstacles to their educational success. I am delighted to participate in the SVC Removing Barriers Campaign as a concrete way we can support our dedicated students here at SVC.”

Randy Martin

Director of San Juan Center and Road Scholar

“I give because I see the variety of obstacles that our students face on a regular basis. There is no better feeling than to connect a student who is struggling with an issue to the Foundation’s support. The gratitude displayed by students…along with their realization that SVC is a genuinely caring place…is one of the most gratifying aspects of my role. The Foundation’s support definitely solidifies a student’s confidence that they will indeed achieve their goals.”

Randy Martin, Director of San Juan Center and Road Scholar

Randy Martin

Director of San Juan Center and Road Scholar

“I give because I see the variety of obstacles that our students face on a regular basis. There is no better feeling than to connect a student who is struggling with an issue to the Foundation’s support. The gratitude displayed by students… along with their realization that SVC is a genuinely caring place…is one of the most gratifying aspects of my role. The Foundation’s support definitely solidifies a student’s confidence that they will indeed achieve their goals.”

More than 75 employees pledged over $22,000, exceeding our goal, to Remove Barriers for students like Madi and countless others!

Together, along with each member of President’s Cabinet, we raised almost $43,000
– these figures are remarkable!

Skagit Valley College Students in Lewis Hall
Skagit Valley College Students in Lewis Hall