Educational Institutions

Green River Community College Foundation

  • Auburn, WA
  • www.grccfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Green River Community College Foundation provides resources to assist Green River Community College achieve educational excellence.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Scholarship Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Green River Community College serves District 10 in southeast King County, reaching north and south from Renton to Enumclaw and west to east from Auburn to Naches Pass.

ruling year

1975

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Mr. George Frasier

Keywords

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higher education, college, scholarships, foundation, excellence, students, community

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Also Known As

GRCC Foundation

EIN

51-0168649

 Number

0829471427

Physical Address

12401 SE 320th St

Auburn, WA 98092 3622

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2010 the GRCC Foundation:

Funded 182 scholarships (with an average award of $1,419) on the basis of financial need, academic merit, program of study and other deserving factors.

Supported 6 Faculty Excellence Projects and 3 Distinguished Faculty Awards to sustain instructional quality and innovation.

Gave emergency financial aid to 23 academically strong students at risk of dropping out due to unexpected crises.

Celebrated the second anniversary of the Zgolinski Welcome Center, a one-stop resource for new students, made possible by community support, which has served over 5,000 students since its opening.

...and much more!

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

We believe in connecting people, resources and opportunities. The Foundation's mission includes recognizing the success of Green River students and alumni; and, fostering community partnerships in order to secure investments in college programs, scholarships and other worthwhile campus needs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Scholarship Program

The GRCC Foundation awards scholarships to students on the basis of academic merit, financial need, program of study and multiple other factors, based upon the criteria set by scholarship donors and community needs.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$247,475.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Green River Community College serves District 10 in southeast King County, reaching north and south from Renton to Enumclaw and west to east from Auburn to Naches Pass.

Funding Needs

The need has never been greater for private donations to offset declining state funding.  The double bind of less financial aid and higher tuition puts more students each year at risk of dropping out.  Their choices are increasingly to take out private loans (on which 25% default within three years) to attend for-profit colleges; or, to put their dreams on hold indefinitely. GRCC Foundation scholarships, together with available financial aid, help hundreds of GRCC students to attend college each year.  Foundation scholarships also benefit many students who do not meet federal financial aid guidelines, and are ineligible to receive such aid. A scholarship is not just a check:  it's a vote of confidence, one which most scholarship recipients say is even more important than the monetary award.  There are many significant needs at an institution of GRCC's size and service area.  However, the most important step is to first give students the financial means and the confidence to enroll.

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Green River College Foundation
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Green River Community College Foundation

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Principal Officer

Mr. George Frasier

BIO

George Frasier assumed directorship of the Green River Community College Foundation in Fall 2007. He was previously South County Executive for the YMCA of Greater Seattle. George is well-known for his years of service to the community. He took leadership of the Auburn YMCA in 2001 and oversaw a successful $9 million capital campaign to build a new, 46,000-foot facility. A past Rotary Club of Auburn president, George enjoys volunteering in the community, spending time with his family, cycling, coaching triathletes and rooting for the WSU Cougars.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Lynn Norman

Lynn Norman Associates

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