The Campaign for OC
How far we've come: 60%

For more than 70 years, Olympic College has put higher education – and the opportunities that come with it – within reach for Kitsap and Mason county residents. As we face a future where a growing number of jobs require a college certificate or degree, OC is ideally positioned to prepare our students for the challenges of a complex and ever-changing world. But it will take a combination of public and private funds to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to turn their educational dreams into reality. That’s why we’ve set an ambitious goal of raising $5 million by 2020 to address three critical priorities:

the promise

We believe the opportunity for higher education should be available to every student in Kitsap and Mason counties, regardless of their ability to pay. To support that vision, we’re seeking community support to provide one tuition-free year at Olympic College for every high school graduate in our service area. The first step is a pilot program for 30 Bremerton High School graduates, which began in Autumn 2019. Learn more.

Campaign Promise
Campaign Programs

the programs

To ensure our students excel no matter their circumstances or interests, we are committed to providing emergency funding for students, support for veterans, and unique learning opportunities at Yama Archaeology Field School and Barner Learning Landscape.

the place

We're saving you a seat

Help put the finishing touches on the William D. Harvey Theatre.

The 276-seat theater is both an innovative learning space for students and a performing arts center for the entire community. Your $1,250 gift, payable over five years, supports that shared vision and honors the legacy of beloved OC drama professor, Bill Harvey. Donors will be recognized with an engraved plaque on the seat(s) of their choice. Reserve a seat today in your name or honor the theater lover in your life.

Why I support the Campaign for OC.

  • "I'm supporting this campaign because of the incredible economic and educational opportunities OC provides for our community."

    Dr. Nathan Schlicher, '99
    Dr. Nathan Schlicher, '99 OC Campaign Committee Chair
  • "I can't overstate the value of Olympic College in contributing to the overall health and economic prosperity of our community."

    John Powers
    John Powers Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
  • "Funding nursing education on an ongoing basis is the legacy we're leaving not only for Hospice of Kitsap County, but for all the citizens of Kitsap County who supported us."

    Hospice of Kitsap County Suzanne Plemmons, board president

Transform a life.

Contact us to learn more.