The Olympic College Foundation 
Welcomes You

Funding Excellence in Education

The Olympic College Foundation supports student success and program excellence at Olympic College. We invite you to learn more about our work and to learn how you can make an investment in Olympic College students and in our community.

If we can assist you in making a donation, establishing a customized gift plan, or reconnecting with your alma mater, please let us know!


David Emmons

Frank Tano
Foundation Office Program Coordinator

Olympic College Foundation
1600 Chester Avenue, College Service Center 530
Bremerton, WA 98337
P: (360) 475-7120
F: (360) 475-7125
e-mail: foundation@olympic.edu

About the Olympic College Foundation

The Olympic College Foundation was established in 1993, to support student success and program excellence at Olympic College by promoting and receiving philanthropic gifts for the benefit of Olympic College, including student scholarships, program enhancements, professional development, equipment, capital projects, cultural events and activities that enrich the entire college community.

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation seeks philanthropic gifts for student scholarships, program enhancements, capital projects, as well as cultural events and activities that enrich the entire college community. By securing contributions, the Foundation provides that extra measure of support that contributes to excellence at Olympic College.  

By acting as a catalyst for charitable giving in support of Olympic College, the Foundation:  

Invests in Students

The Olympic College Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for all students at Olympic College. In addition to providing support for program enhancements, the Foundation seeks to make available a variety of scholarship opportunities , including those that improve access for economically-disadvantaged students, as well as those that provide important recognition for students based on scholastic merit. In addition the Foundation seeks to enrich college life through its support of a variety of campus programs and events. Read about our recipients.

Invests in Faculty and Staff

Through its on-campus Funds for Excellence grant-making program, the Olympic College Foundation supports staff and faculty innovation and professional development. By providing funding for a wide variety of activities that contribute to the quality of educational programs and services, the Foundation encourages faculty and staff excellence through professional development opportunities not available through existing sources.  

Invests in our Community

By assuring students a quality education at Olympic College, the Olympic College Foundation is helping to provide the educated work force that is the basis for the community's economic vitality. In addition, the Foundation serves as an important link between the College and the community: informing the community of specific priorities, generating support to meet the College's needs, and assisting the College in responding to needs identified by the community.  

To meet the current and future needs of Olympic College, the Olympic College Foundation is dependent on the financial support of alumni, parents of alumni, the business community, foundations and friends of the College.  

Donor Bill of Rights

PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights.

1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated             
     resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the  
     board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given.

5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality  
     to the extent provided by law.

7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will
     be professional in nature.

8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or       
     hired solicitors.

9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may         
     intend to share.

10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright 

Developed by:
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits

Endorsed by:
Independent Sector
National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)
National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
Council for Resource Development (CRD)
United Way of America

For more information about gift-giving opportunities, please call the Foundation office at (360) 475-7120.

See the Other Links section on the right for additional information.