Making an impact

Waubonsee Community College opens the door of knowledge, sparks imagination and enlightens lives through learning. The Waubonsee Foundation strengthens this vision by providing opportunities for all citizens in our community to have access to a quality education. The Waubonsee Community College Foundation was chartered in 1978 as a 501(c)3 tax exempt, nonprofit organization.

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Each year, the Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for deserving area students. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation provided 405 scholarship awards totaling over $378,000 to 347 recipients.

Emergency Needs Scholarship Fund
The Emergency Needs Scholarship Fund is sponsored by the Waubonsee Community College Foundation and is designed to assist currently enrolled students who experience an unusual, unexpected or exceptional emergency that jeopardizes their financial ability to continue their academic studies. To see if you qualify for assistance through the Emergency Needs Scholarship Fund, view the program details in mywcc (requires X-number and password).

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Foundation events

One of the Foundation's biggest fundraisers is its annual golf outing. We also host Scholarship Fest, an annual celebration of scholarship donors, recipients and their families.

An Evening of Laughs

Join us to experience the stand-up comedy of Jay Leno at the Paramount Theatre on April 17, 2020, while raising money for scholarships to support Waubonsee students!

More Info | Order Tickets

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Honor Roll of Donors

The generosity of our donors helps provide life-changing opportunities to Waubonsee students. The Honor Roll of Donors recognizes the contributions of members of our Acorns to Oaks Society and Vermillion and Gold Society as well as our annual donors.

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Meet our Foundation Board

We gratefully acknowledge the leadership and dedication of our Board of Directors. Their service enables us to help shape the future of many Waubonsee students.

Support us with AmazonSmile


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Waubonsee Community College Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you, and help provide scholarships for deserving area students. 

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When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with an added bonus: Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Foundation. Simply go to on your computer or mobile device.

Eligible products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. 

On your first visit to, select Waubonsee Community College Foundation to receive donations before shopping. Every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation of 0.5% of the purchase price.

Distinguished Alumnus & Contributor Awards

Each year Waubonsee presents an award to a Distinguished Contributor and a Distinguished Alumnus. Nominations for 2020 will be accepted until January 31, 2020.  Awards will be announced at the 2019 commencement ceremonies. 

Learn more about each award, view past recipients, and submit a nomination below.

How to Give
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Help Waubonsee students continue their education and realize their dreams.

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A single round of golf makes a difference for our students and tees up success.

Scholarship Fest
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Thanks to our donors and congratulations to our scholarship recipients!

Meet Our Alumni

Here are just a few of our alumni success stories. 


I haven’t met anyone yet at Waubonsee who was too busy to help or who told me it wasn’t their job.

Loretta's Story
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I had a great experience here.

Mario's Story
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I got my GED.... [But] my grades [at Waubonsee] were almost all A’s and B’s. That’s something I have never done before.

Mark's Story
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I have led an interesting, interesting life. My whole life I have been finding where I fit in, and here at Waubonsee, I have found it.

Rose's Story
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Waubonsee is a great place – a wonderful place to go to school.

Commander Cross' Story
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