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Foundation

The West Shore Community College Foundation mission is to provide the extra resources that help the College achieve greatness.

Our vision is to be one of America’s premier community colleges, driven by a passion for:
• assuring student success;
• serving our entire community; and
• pursuing greatness.

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Foundation Goal

To encourage and sustain long-term relationships with alumni, friends, and businesses and to annually seek their active support of the college’s mission. Those relationships will build a deeper commitment and a sense of ownership in the college’s goal of serving the entire community.

 History

The West Shore Community College Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, was established in 1971 to promote, establish, conduct, maintain, and operate educational and scientific activities for West Shore Community College, its students and the communities the college serves.

WHO WE ARE

The West Shore Community College Foundation is a nonprofit organization 501 (c) (3) that provides extra resources to help achieve greatness

 

Foundation Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Dan LaMore

Dan LaMore
Foundation President
Senior Vice President
The Christman Company
Ludington & Ada

Willie Reed

Willie Reed
Foundation Vice President
Senior Director of Sales and Marketing
National Beer Wholesalers Association
Ludington

Bill Roach

Bill Roach
Foundation Secretary/Treasurer
Retired
SCORE
Ludington

Thom Hawley

Thom Hawley
WSCC Alumnus
Retired
Former Executive Director of College Relations
Vice President
Jamesport Brewing Company
Ludington

Jim Scatena

Jim Scatena
Retired
Ludington

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Carolyn Schnepel
Retired
Former WSCC Women’s Resource Center Director
Ludington & Northville

Deborah Smith-Olson
President/CEO
Lake Osceola State Bank
Baldwin

Zelal Umran

Zelal Umran
Community Volunteer
Ludington

Richard Wilson

Richard M. Wilson Jr.
Partner in the law firm of Mika Meyers PLC
Manistee

Board Responsibilities

The West Shore Community College Foundation improves educational opportunities for the students and area residents we serve in order to build a better community and strengthen our economy.  The Board is seeking people who share this vision of expanding futures and touching lives and would be interested in supporting our work through volunteer time and service on the board of directors.   

Periodically, the Board of Directors has openings to serve a minimum term of one year, with an option to serve for a three year term.  The positions are voluntary and unpaid – however, provide great rewards in terms of engagement, leadership and positive community impact.  

Board candidates will be familiar with and supportive of the College Foundation’s Mission, Vision and Values. Candidates should demonstrate strategic thinking and innovation; and be dedicated to our core focus areas of work – serving students, friend raising, fostering collective and strategic philanthropy, and investing in research & skill development.

Expectations

  • Participate in board and committee meetings
  • Provide insight to advance the work of the foundation and college
  • Provide candid perspective
  • Be willing to become well informed about the college, it’s programs, services, values, and essentiality to the community
  • Attend Foundation and College events
  • Provide leadership to the Board, committee’s and campaigns
  • Participate in the development cycle: suggest and classify prospects, cultivate/open doors to prospects, solicit gifts, thank donors and steward donor relationships

Foundation Staff

Foundation Staff Members

Crystal Young

Crystal Young
Executive Director of College Relations
Direct Dial: 231.843.5803
cyoung2@westshore.edu

Rasha Dault

Tasha Dault
Administrative Assistant
Direct Dial:  231.843.5805
Fax:  231.845.0807

tdault@westshore.edu

Contact the Foundation

West Shore Community College Foundation
PO Box 277
3000 North Stiles Road
Scottville, MI  49454-0277
Phone:  231.843.5805

WHAT WE DO

We make opportunities happen by funding scholarships and educational programs

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The West Shore Community College Foundation has numerous scholarships available to students on an annual basis.  The WSCC scholarship applications open in January and close in April.

NOTE:  ALL SCHOLARSHIPS MUST BE APPLIED FOR ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

Questions can be directed to Tasha Dault at 231.843.5805 or tdault@westshore.edu.

GET INVOLVED

From online giving to estate planning, we make it easy to create opportunities for student success and to serve our community.

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There are several ways you can make an immediate contribution to the WSCC Foundation:

 

Make a gift online

Click here to make a gift online and use your credit or debit card to securely contribute over the Internet.  You may designate where you would like your donation to go on the online form.

 

Submit a donation form

Print and complete the Foundation Donation Form and mail it to:

West Shore Community College Foundation
3000 N. Stiles Road
Scottville, Michigan 49454

 

E-mail, Phone or Mail

You can make a gift by e-mail, phone or mail.  To make a contribution by phone, please call 231-843-5805.

To do so, please contact us directly at the address above, call 231.843.5805 or e-mail tdault@westshore.edu.
Please make checks or correspondence to:

WSCC Foundation
Attn:  Tasha Dault
3000 North Stiles Road
Scottville, MI  49454