About the Olympic College Foundation
Established in 1993, the Olympic College Foundation is the official gift-receiving entity for Olympic College. A non-profit 501c(3) organization, the Olympic College Foundation seeks philanthropic gifts for student scholarships, program enhancements, capital projects, and cultural events and activities that benefit the college community. By securing contributions to the College, 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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) and the United Way of America