1. New matching challenge announced

    May 26, 2020 by stephanie

    Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation is proud to announce a pledge that will match all gifts to CGCC Foundation’s area of greatest need through June 30 up to $5,000. 

    This generous and timely gift is the result of a commitment by CGCC Foundation board president, Richard Stillwell. Stillwell recognized the need and hopes to generate additional support from other Columbia Gorge community members who have a passion for education. Stillwell’s employer, Google, will match his gifts up to $5,000, providing a dollar for dollar for dollar match opportunity. 

    The level of need and the challenges faced by some CGCC students are significant right now due to the coronavirus pandemic. The community’s response to the matching gift challenge will help the foundation support the college and its students during these unprecedented times. 

    If you are able to offer a gift at any level, please visit the CGCC Foundation website to learn about how to give. You may also contact the CGCC Foundation office at (541) 506-6113 /

    Thank you for supporting Columbia Gorge Community College and CGCC students.

  2. Fundraiser on April 16

    April 9, 2018 by stephanie

    CGCC Foundation cancelled its spring fundraiser, Saddle Up and Celebrate!, that was supposed to be held on Thursday, April 16, at the Ft. Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles. The spring fundraiser will be rescheduled to next April 2021 (date TBD). Thank you for your continued support of CGCC Foundation!

  3. Scholarship applications due March 12

    June 2, 2016 by stephanie
    The CGCC Foundation full-year scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year is available on the Financial Aid/Scholarships web page. 
    The online scholarship application and supporting documents (academic transcripts) must be submitted by Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 5pm. 
    CGCC and CGCC Foundation are hosting scholarship workshops on Monday, Jan. 13, in The Dalles, and Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Hood River. Both workshops will be held at noon. At these workshops, participants will learn about scholarship opportunities, practice writing essay responses, hear tips on completing applications, and ask questions about scholarship application processes. 
    If you have questions about the CGCC Foundation scholarship program, please contact the CGCC Foundation office at / (541) 506-6113.

  4. Scholarship luncheon will honor students/donors

    by stephanie

    The Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) Foundation’s annual scholarship luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The event honors scholarship recipients and donors of 2019-20. Scholarship recipients, foundation staff, foundation and college board members and donors gather for a lunch of sandwiches, salad, fruit salad, chips and lemonade, with brownies and lemon bars for dessert. Lunch will be followed by a six-speaker lineup, each highlighting achievements of the scholarship program.

    Stephanie Hoppe, CGCC Foundation director, will be the opening presenter. She will welcome all attendees and speak of donor appreciation. Hoppe. CGCC Foundation board president, Richard Stillwell, will continue the luncheon program with a presentation about the scholarship process, including donation handling, application processing, interviewing and scholarship awarding. For 2019-20, more than $150,00 were awarded to 60 students enrolled in programs, such as electro-mechanical technology, nursing, early education and family studies, Oregon transfer degrees and others.

    Three 2019-2020 scholarship recipients were selected to share their scholarship success stories at the event. Dr. Marta Yera Cronin, CGCC president, will conclude the program by acknowledging the three student speakers and thank them for being students with the passion to move forward with their dreams. Dr. Cronin will emphasize that everyone at the luncheon is a part of student success.

  5. Golf tournament fundraiser brings in student scholarship funds

    August 12, 2014 by stephanie

    Participants, volunteers, and sponsors of Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s 20th Annual Founder’s Cup golf tournament helped raise more than $13,000 for Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation’s student scholarship fund. This scholarship benefit was sponsored in part by Columbia State Bank.

    Gorge Net and Toole Carter Tissot and Coats LLP teams earned first place trophies in the tournament at Indian Creek Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 3. Gorge Net won the low gross category and Toole Carter Tissot and Coats LLP took home the low net prize. MHCC +1 and Fore Education won second place awards, while teams Google DC and Arnerich Massena won third place awards.

    Rob Pollard took home the closest-to-the-pin for the men and Dixie Schanno for the women. Tim Urness won the longest drive contest for men and Lauri Hausafus for the women. Chris Olson came closest to the pizza box to win a Papa Murphy’s pizza each month for one year.  No one drove home the hole-in-one prize of a new car from C. H. Urness Motor Company.

    Twenty-one teams participated in this year’s tournament. Several sponsors provided support, including Mike and Marta Cronin, team and trophy sponsor; NW Natural, power cart sponsor; Ruby Mason Windermere Realty, driving range sponsor; Consumer Cellular, longest drive contest sponsor; Tucker 1147 and Lyle Style, Bloody Mary and juice bar sponsor; Food Services of America, lunch sponsor; and North Wasco County PUD, Northwest Graphic Works, and Walter E. Nelson, hole sponsors. In addition, the foundation raised approximately $4,000 through a general raffle that included 12 fabulous prizes donated by community members and local businesses as well as a wine raffle that included six cases of local, exceptional wine prizes.

    Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation board members invite golfers of all ability levels to join next year’s 21st Annual Founder’s Cup golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at Indian Creek Golf Course. For more information and/or to reserve a team slot, please email CGCC Foundation at .

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