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We Believe

At the Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation, we believe our entire community benefits when every student has access to the tools and resources needed to support success in school and in life.

We Believe

At the Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation, we believe our entire community benefits when every student has access to the tools and resources needed to support success in school and in life.

Who is the CGCC Foundation?

The CGCC Foundation supports CGCC, and its students, to ensure that the college is a vital, accessible, premiere, educational resource in the beautiful Columbia Gorge.

For more than 40 years, the CGCC Foundation has worked to ensure every student knows the support and generosity of the community—a community that believes in them and is committed to equipping them with resources to attain their educational goals.

Will you join our community-wide effort to support education at CGCC? Will you collaborate with us to build a legacy that generates robust workforce programs and student services that place people in new careers? Your partnership is needed and deeply valued as we seek to change lives together through education that works.

Donations Change Lives. Give Today

Studies show that more than 80% of community college students live, work, raise their families, start businesses, shop, and volunteer right where they attend college.

CGCC Students truly are our future!

Building Success

Columbia Gorge Community College is building success! We answered the call of our students, partners, and community and took a bold step forward with the construction of a new regional workforce skills center and student residential hall on The Dalles campus. With a strong vision of our future in place, we are prepared for growth, discovery and service.

The completion of these two new buildings represent the largest expansion of the college’s physical capacity since 2008, when CGCC opened classroom buildings in Hood River and The Dalles.

CGCC Skill Center

Over $145,000

CGCC Foundation Scholarships Awarded Annually

Over $145,000 Foundation Scholarships Awarded Annually

Scholarships make an incredible difference in students’ ability to complete their courses, get a job, or transfer to a 4-year University. When you help start a student on the road to success, you are making an important investment in our county’s future.