THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OC STUDENTS DURING OUR VIRTUAL EVENT. YOU RAISED NEARLY $70,000 TO HELP STUDENTS IMAGINE A BRIGHTER FUTURE! IF YOU MISSED IT, CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR SUPPORT.
Reimagining Our Future
YOUR SUPPORT HELPS OC STUDENTS IMAGINE BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD.
In good times and bad, people in our community turn to OC to reinvent themselves and reimagine their futures. Your support makes dreams come true for hundreds of students each year by providing scholarships, textbooks, digital access, emergency support and more.
We can’t gather in person for our 14th Annual Auction & Brunch, but we can come together to support OC students in a combination online and virtual fundraiser. In keeping with tradition, Anthony’s at Sinclair Inlet is our presenting sponsor. Tickets are $125 and include a $50 gift card to Anthony’s Restaurants, a gift basket with Eleven Winery Pinot Grigio and a chance to win a $2,000 raffle prize (must be present to win).
Event – Starts with a silent auction March 7-21 and culminates with a one-hour livestream at 11am March 21 that includes a festive toast, live auction and an opportunity to meet OC students whose futures are brighter because of YOUR support.
“My family will forever have hearts of gratitude and won’t take the opportunity provided us for granted.”
Johnson Emergency Grant recipient
“If not for the OC Promise, I wouldn’t be able to attend OC and have the freedom to decide my future.”
OC Promise Scholar
“I am so excited for nursing school. It almost feels surreal that I am finally going to get to do this.”
Foundation Scholarship recipient
“Because of your scholarship I will be able to pursue my passion for advocating on behalf of victims of social injustice.”
Finish Line Scholarship recipient
A Message from the President
Olympic College is open and being flexible to serve students. OC President Marty Cavalluzzi talks about how the college is adapting and how your support makes a difference for OC students.
SING Helps Needy Students
Patricia Thomas of OC’s SING office is working to meet an increase in student needs during the COVID crisis. Your donation during the Flex-Fundraiser helps OC students overcome financial barriers to staying in school.
LIVE Auction Preview
These unique experiences will be available for bid during our livestream event at 11am Sunday, March 21. You must be a ticket-holder to participate. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, it’s not too late! Click here to help OC students reimagine their futures.
Copper River Salmon Experience
Anthony’s at Sinclair Inlet has created this dinner for four especially for OC Foundation supporters. Taste why Copper River salmon is considered one of the best eating fish in the world and learn the difference between king and sockeye as Chef Paul Jensen presents this three-course dinner paired with salmon-friendly wines.
Courtesy of Anthony’s Restaurants
Port Ludlow Resort Getaway
Stay, play & unwind at the Resort at Port Ludlow. This package for two includes two nights in a Deluxe View room, a round of golf for two and a one-hour kayak or stand-up paddleboard rental for two. You’ll also receive a $50 gift card to the Fireside Restaurant for fresh farm-to-table fare.
Courtesy of Port Ludlow Enterprises
Park City Ski Vacation – February 2022
Enjoy a week’s vacation at Sweetwater Lift Lodge, conveniently located within walking distance of world-class skiing in Park City, Utah. Your two-bedroom condo is equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen, and you’ll have access to such amenities as a heated pool, hot tub and sauna. Don’t miss out on the chance to ski where many Olympians competed in 2002.
Courtesy of Jim Sund & Anne Mulligan
Bagel Making & Brunch
Learn the secret to New York-style bagels as you and three friends create, shape, boil and bake a batch with expert instruction from OC Foundation Board Member Suzanne-Keel-Eckmann. You’ll take home the recipe, cook’s notes and your very own perfectly chewy bagels. You’ll also enjoy a farm-fresh brunch at Suzanne’s charming Bainbridge home.
Courtesy of Suzanne Keel-Eckmann
Check out our SILENT Auction Items!
Support OC students by bidding on our exciting silent auction items, including a four-course dinner by OC Chef Instructor Chris Plemmons, a two-night staycation at Pleasant Beach Village and a private virtual concert by OC alumna Afton Prater.
CLICK HERE to get started. If you are attending our March 21 event, log in using the email associated with your ticket registration. If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, click Silent Auction Only in the red banner at the top of the page. You’ll be asked to create an account. The silent auction closes at 8pm Sun., March 21.
See below for a sneak peek of just a few of our tempting items. Bid early & often to support OC student success!
4-Course Dinner by Chef Plemmons
Let OC Culinary Arts professor and award-winning chef Chris Plemmons do the cooking at your next dinner party. Chef Plemmons will come to your house to prepare and serve a special four-course spring dinner for six, featuring Dungeness Crab cakes with red pepper aioli, duck-fat roasted potatoes and asparagus, plus soup, salad and a Flaming Orange for dessert. BID NOW!
Courtesy of Chef Plemmons
Pleasant Beach Staycation
Your next getaway is closer than you think! Explore beaches, miles of bikeable shoreline and lush gardens plus a charming array of restaurants and shops during your two-night stay at Pleasant Beach Village in Bainbridge Island’s historic Lynwood Center neighborhood. Your package includes a double-occupancy Garden Suite at The Inn at Pleasant Beach and a $100 gift certificate to use at any village eatery. BID NOW!
Courtesy of Pleasant Beach Village
Private Virtual Concert by Afton Prater
OC alumna Afton Prater is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter whose pop-country style has earned her comparisons to Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert. She’s also a former Foundation scholarship recipient who knows first-hand how donor support can change a student’s life. That’s why she’s donating a one-hour, virtual concert featuring a mix of original tunes and crowd-pleasing covers. Purchase for yourself or use as a corporate team-building event. BID NOW!
Courtesy of Afton Prater Music
World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
You and three friends will learn how to create America’s Test Kitchen’s “Best Chocolate Chip Cookie” from cookie-baker and OC Foundation Board Member Suzanne Keel-Eckmann. You’ll also enjoy an organic, farm-fresh lunch in her charming Bainbridge Island home. In addition to the recipe and baker’s notes, you’ll take home a batch of the mouth-watering treats! Class and lunch will be from 10am to 2pm on a mutually-agreeable Saturday during summer 2021. BID NOW!
Courtesy of Suzanne Keel-Eckmann
Taste of Bushel & Barrel Ciderhouse
Check out Kitsap County’s first cidery! Bushel & Barrel Ciderhouse recently opened a tasting room in Poulsbo, where owners Melissa Kittrell and Joel Atteberry craft their elixirs in small batches using locally sourced ingredients. Sample their wares with this gift card, which will purchase two tasting flights and a growler filled with the cider of your choice. BID NOW!
Courtesy of Bushel & Barrel Ciderhouse