Background and Mission


The Oregon Coast Community College Foundation Board and staff work closely with the College President and the elected Board of Education to raise funds for college priorities. The general fund of the College provides office space, equipment, materials and supplies, staff salaries, and other operational expenses. The support provided by the College is essential in ensuring that 100% of donor contributions support students, programs, and College needs that are not funded through the general fund.


Meaningful, quality education is the key to better employment, financial success and personal satisfaction. The OCCC Foundation's mission is to advance educational opportunities by raising funds for College programs and student scholarships while increasing public awareness about the College and its many benefits.

The Foundation received its non-profit, tax exempt status from the State of Oregon in 2000. Gifts to the Foundation are gifts of knowledge that help build a better future for Lincoln County through an educated citizenry. Donations qualify as charitable contributions and are tax-deductible. The Foundation helps to ensure growth and stability for the College, thus ensuring the future of higher education in Lincoln County.

Mission and Purpose

The Foundation fulfills its mission to advance educational opportunities at Oregon Coast Community College by raising funds for college needs and increasing public awareness of the College and its many benefits by holding special events and fundraisers, applying for grants and securing private donations.

The OCCC Foundation works to:

  • Provide funds to assist with program development;
  • Provide funds to help the College provide the latest technology and equipment to students and instructors;
  • Provide funds to strengthen Career & Technical Education programs such as Nursing and Aquarium Science;
  • Execute an annual campaign to support unrestricted funding;
  • Provide Student Aid in the form of scholarships and, as needed, emergency funds;
  • Support Capital funding efforts for campus development/improvements, and
  • Manage and grow edowed funds to secure the future of Oregon Coast Community College.

Individual Board members support the Foundation by contributing financial resources as well as individual expertise. Members serve as community ambassadors to enhance the College’s relations with the community. Members also actively participate in fund-raising efforts.

The Foundation office is located at OCCC's Central County Campus, at 400 SE College Way in Newport.

For more information, contact Lucinda Taylor, Director of Advancement, at 541-867-8531 or e-mail her for more information.