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 2018-2019 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation provided 374 scholarship awards totaling over $350,000 to 293 recipients.

The 2019-2020 Foundation Scholarship Application will be available from October 1, 2018 through February 4, 2019.

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.

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Vermillion and Gold Society

In honor of Waubonsee Community College’s 50th Anniversary, the Foundation announced the formation of the Vermillion and Gold Society, a recognition of annual donors. In the society’s inaugural year, an annual gift of $1,050 provided an invitation to join the Vermillion Circle. Other giving circles include the Gold Circle (gifts of $5,000 and above) and the President’s Circle (gifts of $10,000 and above). Members of the Vermillion and Gold Society are listed in an online honor roll and receive a frame-quality membership certificate. As the society grows, we will continually look for other ways to honor members.

The Vermillion and Gold Society joins the Acorn to Oaks Society, for those who include Waubonsee in their estate plans or other planned gift arrangements.

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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.

Distinguished Alumnus & Contributor Awards

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

Learn more about each award 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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