CCC Foundation

Scholarship Reception & Donor Appreciation Concert

October 18, 2015

Scholarship Awards & Reception

1:30pm—3:00pm; Towler Hall 3rd Floor Commons; 1660 Lexington Avenue, Astoria; Light Refreshments

Mostly Musicals Concert

Featuring Deac Guidi, Ann Bronson & Richard Bowman with Susan Buehler

3:30pm—5:00pm; CCC Performing Arts Center; 16th & Franklin; $15 at the door

For information: Patricia Warren; 503-338-2306.



2016 Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction

Save the date postcard: April 30, 2016 with photos of CCC nursing student group and students painting outdoors


Patricia Warren, 503-338-2306


Graduation cap with slogan, "Art is not what you see but what you make others see!!" 2015 Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction Sets a Record!

Thanks to generous support from this year's artists, donors and Auction attendees, the Foundation raised more than $107,000 to support CCC and its students.

Inspiring leadership by Senator Betsy Johnson generated an amazing Special Appeal result that will fully fund six projects identified by faculty and staff (see below).

We also greatly appreciate the participation of our student volunteers from PTK and the CCC Art Club: Joe Henthron, Liesl Henthorn, Cordet Gula, Loretta Maxwell, Jason Jones, Sydney Carlson, Emily Carlson, Juanita Dehann, Georges Oates and Kimber Peterson.

NURSING PROGRAM SUPPORT with a lead gift by Columbia Memorial Hospital:

In order to continue graduating Oregon’s top class of nurses and to be a successful partner in the Oregon Consortium of Nursing Education (OCNE), CCC’s nursing skills lab requires high fidelity simulation mannequins in excellent working order and other equipment that allow students to replicate real-life scenarios and learning activities. 


The CCC automotive department strives to offer as many real-world training opportunities as possible. A gap in training in diesel systems was identified by our industry advisory committee. Funds will purchase a GM 6.5L Diesel ECM training unit with coursework that allows study and practice related to the diesel fuel injection system. The training unit can be used for diagnostic procedures and practice as if performed on a vehicle.


The training vessel M/V Forerunner represents a major capital investment and is a key element of this unique program at Oregon’s Maritime Training College. As a steel vessel, the vessel needs protection against electrolysis that causes corrosion problems with the hull and other machinery. Funds will purchase an additional anode to raise the level of corrosion protection


The CCC Art Center Gallery is well-known for unique and regionally-significant art exhibitions, for example the annual Au Naturel show and exhibits that bring international artists to the region such as the Maori exhibit that will open on May 7.  Funds will provide portable display walls that will expand the exhibition capability of the Gallery and allow gallery configurations that better accommodate a variety of media. The addition of moveable walls will also enhance student critique and comparative analysis.


CCC recently received a fire engine that supports realistic training exercises. Several upgrades are required to enhance the use of this equipment. A headphone system will not only increase student safety but also will allow for effective communication between students and instructors. The addition of a generator will make the engine usable during night classes and support training exercises using scene lighting.


Students in the Literacy program use laptops to access language programs, use the internet for study, practice and research, and develop skills using email and word processing. In addition placement and assessment testing is now online. Laptops are loaned out to students and tutors as needed as well as used in the office for testing. We also propose to enhance the Seaside classroom to allow enhanced lesson presentations and to stream video for classroom learning. Funds will purchase laptops, a projector and related equipment.

Additional available funds will be allocated to scholarship and program support in consultation with President Galizio and the CCC Board throughout the year.


For information contact Patricia Warren, 503-338-2306




Corporate logo and motto for Pacific Power: let's turn the answers on


Presenting Sponsors

The Lehman Family Trust

corporate logo: letters P & C over word construction


Supporting Sponsors:  Big River Construction, Inc.,Clatsop Community Bank, Clatsop Distributing Co., Columbia Memorial Hospital, Craft3, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Fishhawk Fisheries, Knutsen Insurance, LEKTRO, Inc., Lum's Auto Center, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Seaside Carousel Mall, Teevin Bros. Land & Timber, Tidewater, Wet Dog Cafe & Brewery

Partner Sponsors: Susan & Dan Bartlett, Bornstein Seafoods, CliftonLarsonAllen, Columbia Bank, Columbia River Bar Pilots, Steve Forrester & Brenda Penner, Hayward's Ocean Crest, Lawrence & Lawrence PC, Pat Lehman, Michelle Roth Design, NW Natural

2013 Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction Photos:

David Oser bids at 2013 Arts & Experience Auction

Dr. Lawrence Galizio and guests

2013 Arts & Experience Dinner and Auction


Clatsop Community College is the North Coast's center of exploration and learning where leaders of today and tomorrow begin their careers, hone their skills, and develop the qualities needed to build the community we imagine.

The CCC Foundation was established in 1960 as a separate 501(c)(3) organization to provide philanthropic support for the College, its students and programs.  Currently, the Foundation manages approximately $2.9 Million in privately donated funds which provide scholarships for CCC students and funding for CCC programs.

Your legacy gift to the Clatsop Community College Foundation will ensure a solid future for students of all ages. There are many ways to leave a lasting impact:

  • Establish a named and endowed scholarship or program support fund.

  • Name the Clatsop Community College Foundation as a beneficiary of your will, trust or life insurance.

  • Give to the Fund for Excellence that supports the current needs of CCC

Please join the many community members, CCC staff and faculty, College Board and CCC Foundation Board members who have already contributed generously. Mail your check to:  CCC Foundation, 1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria, OR 97103 or click on the Donate button from any page of the CCC website to make a secure gift through PayPal.   

To learn more about how to contribute through your estate plan, or how to establish an endowed fund, contact Patricia Warren at 503-338-2306.

Gifts to the CCC Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


The Foundation is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose dedicated service reflects their commitment to the College and its students:

Pat Lehman, Chair

Susan Bartlett, Vice-Chair

David Oser, Treasurer 

Ben Lawrence, Secretary 

Steve Allen

Aaron Bielemeier

Judith Bigby

Jean Danforth

Cliff Fick

Jack Ficken

Bob Holland

Connie Hunt

Larry Lockett

Gerry Swenson


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September 29, 2015, 4:41 pm
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