The Washington County Campus Foundation (WCCF) is the official fundraising entity for the University of Wisconsin -Washington County. Its purpose is to support UW-Washington County students, faculty and staff. It accomplishes this by soliciting, receiving, managing, and distributing gifts to provide scholarships, opportunities for faculty and staff professional development, equipment and capital program improvements.
Each year, the WCCF awards approximately $130,000 in scholarships to new freshman, returning and transferring students. Grants to faculty and staff support curricular innovation in fields ranging from Anthropology to Zoology.
An ongoing capital campaign is raising funds to maintain and continually improve the campus's equipment to ensure that students benefit from the latest developments in technology. Alumni and community friends of the University are invited to join the Foundation's investment in the future of the campus, its students and their dedicated faculty and staff. Learn how you can make a gift to UW-Washington County.
The HOPE program was added in spring 2010. HOPE stands for Helping Optimize Potential Excellence. HOPE funds are provided to UW-WC students (beginning fall 2010) who do not have the financial resources to continue their educational goals, but have the personal desire and commitment to succeed. There are no set eligibility requirements for the HOPE funds. The HOPE funds are in the form of a loan and upon successful completion of the semester, the loan is forgiven and students may apply for the next semester. If the semester is not completed successfully, the loan must be repaid. The actual number and amount of funds is determined by the support received.
Board of Directors include: Dennis Degenhardt, President; Colleen Vachuska, Secretary; Ray Werhand, Treasurer; Sarada Prasad, Asst. Treasurer. Other board members include: Michael Laird, Doug Yip, Iva Thelen, Paul DeChant, Mary Kurer, Barb Herther, Scott Henke and Dean Alan Paul Price.