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The TBCC Foundation is a nonprofit committed to helping students gain a college education by awarding scholarships and building the capacity of Tillamook Bay Community College to provide vital educational opportunities for our community.
The TBCC Foundation awards tens of thousands of dollars of scholarships every year to students who may not otherwise be able to access an education.
To increase awareness and the level of financial resources available to Tillamook Bay Community College to provide quality education and bridges of opportunity in serving students and the diverse educational needs of the college and community.
We value our donors and prospective donors and their confidence that philanthropy is a transformative power and their assurance that their contributions are essential in our student’s success and the academic excellence of Tillamook Bay Community College.
TBCC Foundation Staff
Britta Lawrence, Executive Director
(503) 842-8222 ext. 1026
Most students who attend TBCC need some financial help to attend college. Many students are working full time, supporting families, and have multiple responsibilities to balance while also trying to achieve their education. With the help of generous donors, the TBCC Foundation funds student scholarships to ensure that education is always accessible.
But that’s not all. We also support educational programs at TBCC, to help the college have the resources it needs to stay current. The Foundation’s purpose is to engage the entire community and increase the level of philanthropic support for student scholarships and the growth, innovation, and overall fiscal strength of Tillamook Bay Community College.
We do this by sharing stories about both students and former students, and by offering opportunities for the community, corporate partners, grantors, employees, and alumni to contribute to fundraising through the following activities.
The TBCC Foundation Scholarship program offers endowed and annual scholarships to support students to access an education through Tillamook Bay Community College. We would love to talk with you about how to set up a scholarship. The minimum amount to establish your own annual scholarship is $1,000. The minimum amount to begin an endowed Scholarship is $25,000. To learn more about these options visit our FAQ’s.
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In 2020, the Foundation raised over $16,500 through the Buy-A-Credit Fundraiser for the TBCC Career-to-Career Scholarship program. The scholarship provides eligible students free tuition to complete their Associate Degree and is open to Tillamook County residents who have at least five years of work experience.
Emergency Funds Fundraising
Emergency funds are a critical source of support for students at Tillamook Bay Community College. The intent of the emergency funds program is to provide students who are experiencing an emergency or urgent unexpected expense with the funding to help them bridge the gap and stay in school.
Mildred Davy Memorial Scholarship and Recognition Luncheon
The TBCC Foundation holds an Annual Luncheon to recognize scholarship recipients and show heartfelt gratitude to scholarship donors and community members who make the scholarships possible each year.
The TBCC Foundation has strong partnerships with the American Association of University Women, the Kiwanis Club of Tillamook, Tillamook Rotary, Oceanside and Netarts Community Clubs, Tillamook Master Gardeners Association, Tillamook Masonic Lodge, the Nehalem Bay Fire Fighters Association, and TLC a division of Fibre Federal Credit Union to fund scholarships, emergency funds, or opportunities for students.
There are many giving options
We are here to help you make a donation in whatever way works best for you. Whether that means meet with you in person to learn how you would like to support the college or by providing a link on our website to give online. We are happy to talk with you to see what meets your needs.
You can contact Britta Lawrence, Executive Director, at email@example.com or by calling (503) 842-8222 ext. 1026.
If you would like to mail a check, please make it out to:
In the memo line of the check and list the name of the scholarship or program you would like to support or simply put were most needed. An example is: Memo: Mildred Davy Scholarship.
Mail checks to: TBCC Foundation 4301 Third Street Tillamook, OR 97141.
If you would like to make a gift using your credit card you can click the button below to make a gift through the PayPal website. You do not need a PayPal account to use the service. Click on the selection for credit card. On the second screen, it asks if you would like to make your gift specific. If you would like to direct your gift to a scholarship or a program, please type it into the box so we know how to direct your gift.
What is an endowment?
An Endowed gift is a contribution given with charitable intent to the Tillamook Bay Community College Foundation to provide perpetual income from earnings on the gift to support students and programs at the College. The principal is never spent. Endowments are invested and managed through a partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation to maintain the purchasing power of the gift. The minimum amount to start an endowment is $25,000. A donor may take up to five years to grow toward an endowment by making annual donations toward it. The purpose for the endowment must be consistent with the educational philosophy and mission of the College and the TBCC Foundation. Endowments may be used for a variety of donor specified purposes such as scholarships, innovation funds to support the development of new programs, to endow a faculty position, or for program grants.
Besides the act of giving, endowments may be provided for a variety of reasons including paying tribute to a loved one, honoring a special occasion, or supporting a special program or interest. A 1% fee on the full market value of the endowment will be assessed each year at distribution.
What is an Annual Named Scholarship?
An annual named scholarship fund may be established in the name of a person or organization with a minimum donation of $1,000. The funds may be one-time or renewed annually. Criteria for awarding the scholarship will be determined by mutual agreement of the donor and the Executive Director and requires board approval. In order for the funds to provide maximum benefit, donors will be encouraged to establish scholarship criteria in broad terms. In no circumstances may the donor designate a specific individual to receive the funds.
Can I make a donation with my credit card?
Yes! You can make a donation using your credit card. You can make it online through our website or you can contact us at 503-842-8222 ext. 1026.
Do you accept gifts of stock?
Yes! Gifts of stock are a great way to make a donation to the TBCC Foundation. We have an account with Edward R. Jones in Tillamook to process stock transactions. If you are interested in transferring stock, please contact us for further information at 503-842-8222 ext. 1026 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation will convert gifts of stocks, bonds, or other marketable securities to cash in a timely manner unless the Board determines that they should be retained as part of the Foundation’s portfolio. The proceeds will be deposited in the Foundation’s unrestricted account or the account designated by the donor.
Donated securities will be recorded at their fair market value on the date of the gift. Any gain or loss resulting from the sale of securities or other assets, as well as the commissions, brokerage fees, and other costs of the sale, shall be the responsibility of the Foundation fund benefiting from the contributed assets.
Do you charge an administrative fee?
A fee of 5% is charged on all gifts at the time of the donation with the exception of annual named scholarships. All other gifts are charged the administrative fee including restricted and unrestricted gifts, endowed scholarship funds, or an endowed program fund. The administrative fee on gifts provides the Foundation with resources to ensure our accountability to donors. This accountability includes a commitment to provide timely gift receipts, accurate records and accounting of funds, an annual independent review or audit of our financial statements and processes, and efficient disbursement of gift funds to students and programs at the College. In order to assure budgetary and financial stability, the Foundation Finance committee reviews the gift fee on a regular basis to determine if adjustments are needed.
The TBCC Foundation mobilizes private support for student scholarships and educational programs. Contributions to the TBCC Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID: 93-1232961
Mary Faith Bell
Dr. Paul Betlinski
It is our pleasure to thank the many individuals who support the Tillamook Bay Community College Foundation to serve the students of Tillamook County. We recognize this support in many ways, one of which is through our giving societies. These societies launched in 2021 and reflect donations to the Foundation through December 2020. Giving societies are calculated from gifts of cash, marketable securities, and gifts designated through an estate plan or will. Each society reflects a different level of giving. It is through commitments from you that we will continue to make a difference in the lives of family, friends, and neighbors in Tillamook County.
Donors who have contributed $25,000 in their lifetime or have included the TBCC Foundation in their Estate Plan.
$5,000 – $25,000
At least once within a three-year period.
$250 – $5,000
American Association of University Women
Columbia Pacific EDD
Esther Milne Living Memorial
Connie and Randy Green
James F. & Marion Miller Foundation
Ruth and Kathy Jensen
Juan Young Trust
Loren E Parks Trust
Mario and Alma Pastega Family Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Near Space Corporation
Oregon Community Foundation
Pelican Brewing Company
Bob and Alicia Reed
Reser Family Foundation
Robert J and Leona DeArmond Foundation
Robert Riggert Family Foundation
Spirit Mountain Community Fund
The Ford Family Foundation
Tillamook County Creamery Association
Chris and Patsy Weber
Olive Bridge Fund
Samuel S Johnson Foundation
The Stimson-Miller Foundation
Tillamook Coast Visitors Association
Tillamook Masonic Lodge No. 57 AF & AM
TLC, a division of Fibre Federal Credit Union
Britta and Dane Lawrence
Sue and John Luce
Heidi and John Luquette
Van and Joyce Moe
Nesko Women’s Club
Netarts-Oceanside Rural Fire Protection District
Network for Good
Nehalem Volunteer Firefighters Association
Pat and John Papineau
Tillamook County Master Gardener Association
Ivy and Ron Timpe
Jerry and Sally Underwood
4301 Third StreetTillamook, OR 97141
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Tillamook Bay Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, religion, height/weight ratio, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, organizational affiliation, political affiliation or protected veterans with regard to employment, admissions, access to education programs or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning Title II, Title IV, Title VI, or Title IX may contact: Pat Ryan, Director Facilities, Human Resources, Safety 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 122, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1020. Any persons having inquiries concerning Section 504 may contact: Rhoda Hanson, Chief Student Services Officer; 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 114, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1110.
El Colegio Comunitario de Tillamook no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, discapacidad, sexo, edad, religión, relación entre altura/peso, estado civil, género, identidad de género, orientación sexual, afiliación organizacional, afiliación política o veteranos protegidos con respecto al empleo, admisiones, acceso a programas o actividades educativas según lo que se ha establecido en los estatutos y reglamentos federales y estatales. Cualquier persona que tenga preguntas sobre el Título II, el Título IV, el Título VI o el Título IX puede comunicarse con: Pat Ryan, Director de Instalaciones, Recursos Humanos, Seguridad 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Habitación 122, Teléfono (503) 842-8222, ext. 1020. Cualquier persona que tenga preguntas sobre la Sección 504 puede comunicarse con: Rhoda Hanson, Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles; 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Habitación 114, teléfono (503) 842-8222, ext. 1110.
TBCC Facilities are ADA Accessible. For questions, regarding access or accommodations please contact: Pat Ryan, Director: Human Resources, Facilities, and Safety; 4301 Third Street, Tillamook OR. 97141, 503-842-8222 x1020 with seven days advanced notice.
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