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.


Each year the Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for deserving area students. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Waubonsee Community College Foundation awarded 299 scholarships totaling almost $280,000.

The 2018-2019 WCC Foundation Scholarships Application process is now open.

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.

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.

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.

How to Give
Grad Cap and Money

Help Waubonsee students continue their education and realize their dreams.

Annual Golf Outing
Sugar Grove Trees summer L

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

Scholarship Fest
Student Sugar Grove Exterior Study

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
photo of student graduating

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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