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Green River College Foundation History

Green River College Foundation's mission is to provide resources to assist Green River College in achieving educational excellence. Through four broad areas, the Foundation strives to meet the needs of the college: Access, Capacity Building, Flexibility, and Success.

The Foundation was formed in 1975 by a group of concerned citizens together with college staff to provide Green River with an organization that could provide flexibility to pursue and accomplish projects that were outside of the state funding mechanism. The Foundation awarded its first scholarships in 1978 and began building its endowment significantly with a silver anniversary fundraising campaign in 1990. The Foundation received its first million dollar contribution in 2005, that seeded an unrestricted endowment increasing the Foundation's ability to respond to the greatest needs and support the operation of the Foundation.

 1981 Meritorious Scholarship Recipients