How to Give

Help Waubonsee students continue their education and realize their dreams.

Making an impact is our mission

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.


Waubonsee Community College Students

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 346 recipients.

The 2020-2021 Foundation Scholarship Application is available from October 1, 2019 through February 3, 2020.

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Other Scholarships
Many other scholarship opportunities are available to Waubonsee students.  Explore the options and learn more about individual scholarships.

Emergency Needs Fund


The Emergency Needs Fund is sponsored by Waubonsee Community College Foundation to provide short-term assistance to keep students in school impacted by an immediate, unexpected, or unusual financial constraint (such as injury, death, catastrophe, food insecurity, housing insecurity, unexpected losses) and not to assist with long-term challenges.

View the program details and complete the Intake Form to see if you qualify for assistance via mywcc(Requires X-number and password.)

Foundation Events

Whether celebrating partnerships across the communities we serve, honoring donors and recipients or raising valuable dollars to expand our scholarship program, the Foundation hosts a number of events each year in support of Waubonsee students.

An Evening of Laughs
Jay Leno at the Paramount Theatre poster

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!

Purchase tickets by February 10.

Annual Golf Outing
Aurora Country Club

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

Scholarship Fest
Student Sugar Grove Exterior Study

We are delighted to host this annual reception where our scholarship recipients and Foundation contributors can meet and learn more about one another.

Sugar Grove Flag summer S

Honor Roll of Donors

The Honor Roll of Donors seeks to recognizes the contributions of members of our across our Acorns to Oaks Society, and Vermillion and Gold Society, as well as our annual donors comprised of Waubonsee Community College alumni, friends and employees.

Sugar Grove Exterior Student Center

Meet our Foundation Board

The Waubonsee Community College Foundation Board of Directors is made up of community members from the college district, a board of trustees liaison, the president of the college, the executive director of the Foundation, a treasurer and several college administrators who are ex-officio members.

Their tireless service has enabled us to shape the past, present and future support of so many Waubonsee students.

Support us with AmazonSmile

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

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.

  1. Simply go to on your computer or mobile device
  2. Search and select “Waubonsee Community College Foundation” to receive donations before shopping
  3. Every eligible purchase you make 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 2020 commencement ceremonies. 

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


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Advancement Office
Sugar Grove Campus
Dickson Center, 2nd Floor
(630) 466-2316