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How we make a difference.

Thanks to our generous donors, the Olympic College Foundation supports students, staff, the college and the community. In fact, it’s difficult to find a person or program at Olympic College that hasn’t benefitted from our work. Whether it’s awarding more than $400,000 in scholarships for the 2018-19 school year, equipping the state-of-the-art College Instruction Center, supporting OC’s groundbreaking archaeological field school at Yama Village or supplying welding safety equipment to a formerly homeless student, the Foundation and our community of donors transform lives.

The OC Promise

One tuition-free year at OC

Programs & Equipment

Supporting student and staff success

Emergency Funds

Making the difference for students in need


Transforming lives one scholarship at a time

Why I give.

  • “I can’t think of a better place to give the money than to the Olympic College Foundation. You can see clear results from these donations.”

    Jim Sund
    Jim Sund Retired U.S. Navy veteran & businessman
  • "I’ve personally had students sitting across the desk from me with tears in their eyes because the Foundation paid for their certificate or provided a scholarship."

    Gayle Dilling
    Gayle Dilling Professor, Early Childhood Education, Olympic College
  • “It’s a wonderful thing to be part of. You feel like you’ve made a difference. Seeing (students) going out and getting their lives together and finding their way is the best possible return on your day.”

    Ruth Ross
    Ruth Ross Retired Dean of the Library, Olympic College

I want to transform a life.


Two years ago, Josh was homeless. Today, he’s on track to graduate from the Olympic College welding program and pursue a career in a field he loves. That’s an amazing transformation and it’s why Josh is a 2018 winner of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Transforming Lives Award. It hasn’t been easy. “I have good days and bad days, but what keeps me going is that I have a community of people who believe in me,” he said.

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