Supporters Page

SPSCC students are determined to succeed and we’ve got their backs.

With the help of our community of supporters we are making differences in the lives of students. Together, we are Making the Sound.


Circles of Support

Lifetime Circle - Members have generously given $25,000 or more during their lifetime of giving.

Albert C. Goerig

Alberta B. Clarkson

Altrusa International of Olympia

Andrew Phillips

Ann R. Greene

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC

Biella Foundation

Brian L. Vance

Bruno and Evelyne Betti Foundation

Carol Gonnella

Carolyn M. Keck

Charles Frank

Chris James

Cindy Hough

College Spark Washington

Columbia Bank

Columbia Bank

Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Corvettes de Olympia

Dale Knuth

Dana L. Garson

Daniel C. O'Neill

Daniel M. Brown

Dennis L. Heck

Diana M. Hanson

Dominick Bayard Family

Don Dybeck

Donald V. Rhodes

Earlyse Swift

Edward Mayeda

Elie R. Halpern

Ellen Middleton

Emily Odegard

Estate of Angela J. Bowen

Estate of Frances Naomi Wilson

Estate of H. "Jerry" and Esther Maury

Estate of Helen C. Shank

Event Planning Specialists, LLC

FORMA Construction

Frank Byles

Frederick & Margaret Weyerhaeuser Foundation

Frederick M. Goldberg

Gannett Foundation/The Olympian

Gerald Pumphrey

Gloria F. Strait

Heritage Bank - West Olympia Branch

Hill-Betti Business Park, LLC

Holly H. Mason

ICC Northwest, Inc.

Inge Marcus

Jack Starr

Jack W. Fell

James Hannum

Jason P. Robertson

Jerald R. Anderson

Jerald Smith

Jim Greene

JoAnn E. Ross

John P. Dickson

John Warjone

Judith A. Blinn

Judith L. Hartmann

Judith Weigand

Junior League of Olympia

Kathyrn Perciful

Kenneth J. Minnaert

Kevin M. Haughton


KeyBank Foundation

Kimberly Ellwanger

L&E Bottling Company, Inc.

Laura L. Hakala

Learning Seed Foundation

Leonor Fuller

Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel

Lynnette McCarty

Mary-Lynne Reiner

Matthew Ice

Merritt D. Long

MultiCare Capital Medical Center

Nancy Elliott

Nisqually Indian Tribe

Olivia M. Brown

Olympia Federal Savings

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates

Olympia Tumwater Foundation

O'Neill & Sons, Inc. Great Western Supply



Patricia A. Harper

Peter Fluetsch

Port Blakely Tree Farms

Providence Southwest Washington Foundation

Providence St. Peter Hospital

Providence St. Peter Hospital Auxiliary

Puget Sound Energy

Ray F. LaForge

Richard W. Seaman

Rick Arnold

Robert Brunton

Rose H. Bailey

Rotary Club of South Puget Sound

Rotary Club of West Olympia

Saint Martin's University

Sally Shafer

Serendipity Children's Center, Inc.

South Seattle College Foundation & Office of Advancement

Steve Boone

Steve McRavin

Suzanne Fell

Ted Jernigan

Theodore D. Schultz

Theresa A. Murphy

Thomas J. Allen

Thomas R. Henderson

Thurston-Mason Counties Dental Society

Timothy Stokes

Titus-Will Auto Group

Titus-Will Families Foundation, The

TwinStar Community Foundation

TwinStar Credit Union

Univera, Inc.

Valerie Fluetsch

Vietnamese Community of Thurston County

Washington Hospitality Association

Washington State Association of College Trustees

Washington State Employees Credit Union

Wayne Dickason

Weiks Family Partners

William Garrett

William Hanson

Zonta Club of South Puget Sound

Zonta of Olympia

Leadership Circle - Members have given $1,000 or more in the calendar year of 2020.

Acme Fuel Company

Albert and Nancy Goerig

Altrusa International of Olympia

Annie Iriye and Steve Pogge


Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

Becci and Andy Ryder

Ben and Bernadette Shah

Betty J. Hutt

Biella Foundation

Bobbie Andreas

Brendan and Nicole Williams

Brent and Samantha Dille

Building Changes

Capital Medical Center

Carolyn Keck

Charles and Susan Frank

Charlie and Mary Isaacson

Chris James

Christine Martin Makiva

Cindy Hough

City of Olympia

Columbia Bank

Compass Group, North America

Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Cynthia Pratt

D. Mark Brown

Daniel and Carla O'Neill

Daryl and Kristen Fourtner

Dave and Suzanna Dethlefs

Debra and Steven Johnson

Dennis and Christine Peck

Denny and Paula Heck

Diana Hanson

Dille Law, PLLC

Don Rhodes and Nancy Beveridge

Doug and Cathy Mah

Dr. Jerald and Mary Kaye Smith

Dr. Kenneth and Elaine Minnaert

Drew and Kylie Phillips

Estate of Eva C. Gordon

eTeamSponsor, Inc.

Event Planning Specialists, LLC

Evergreen State College Foundation, The

Evergreen State College, The

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Finninsula Foundation, Inc.

FORMA Construction

Fred Goldberg and Carolyn Lakewold

Fred Goldberg Family Foundation

Frederick and Bonnie Finn

George Mitchell

Gloria Siciliano

Hands On Children's Museum

Harbor Wholesale Grocery

Harold and Dorrie Carr

Heritage Bank

Heritage Bank - Downtown Branch

ICC Northwest, Inc.

Inge Marcus

James and Velma Woods

Jason and Beth Gordon

Jason and Julie Robertson

Jay Cushman

Jeff Davis

Jeffrey and Erin Doan

Jerald Anderson

JoAnn Ross

John Doan and David Marks


Judy Hartmann and Mike Roberts

KeyBank Foundation

KMB Architects

Korsmo Construction

L&E Bottling Company, Inc.

L. Lucille Hakala

L.G. Isaacson Co., Inc.

Lacey Mid Day Lions Club

Lacey Mid Day Lions Foundation

Learning Seed Foundation

Leonor and Jay Fuller

Lexar Homes

Linda Villegas Bremer

Linnea and James Bremner

Lorrie Mahar

Mark and Kristy Beardemphl

Mark and Lauri Allen

Mark and Nancy Elliott

Mary and Mark Soltman

Michael and Kathy McCormick

Michelle Lowe

Mike and Teri Murphy

Ninkasi Brewing Company

Olivia Brown

Olympia Federal Savings

Olympia Kiwanis Club & Foundation

Olympia Multi-Specialty Clinic

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates


Pastor Peter Perry

Pat and Helen Rants


Patricia and Jerry Harper

Patrick and Colleen Gillespie

Patti Grant, Paige E. Grant

Patty and Waite Dalrymple

Peter and Kathy Fluetsch

Phyllis Mandel

Port Blakely Tree Farms

Providence Health & Services - Southwest Region

Providence St. Peter Foundation

Rants Group, The

RHD Enterprises

Roger and Robin Carnes

Ron and Michelle Bruchet

Ronald H. Schafer

Ronna Smith

Rotary Club of West Olympia

Roundtable of Thurston County

Rozanne Garman

Ruben and Ann Freeman-Manzanares

Saint Martin's University

Saltchuk Resources, Inc.

SCJ Alliance Consulting Services

Scott Henderson

SERVPRO of Puyallup/Sumner, Auburn/Enumclaw, & Lacey

Skip and Gloria Strait

South Seattle College Foundation & Office of Advancement

State Board of Community and Technical Colleges

Steve and Michele Boone

Steve McRavin and Patti Gora-McRavin

Steven and Kathleen Drew

Sunset Air, Inc.

Superior Storage, LLC

Susan and Robert Meenk

Suzanne Fell

Ted Schultz and Sue Ann Lyle

The Bruno and Evelyne Betti Foundation

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

Thomas and Cynthia Slagle

Thomas E. Lockhart III

Thomas Henderson

Thurston County Economic Development Council

Thurston-Mason Counties Dental Society

Thurston-Mason Counties Medical Society Alliance


Timothy Stokes and Brett Keil

Titus-Will Auto Group

Tom Allen

TwinStar Community Foundation

TwinStar Credit Union

United Way of Thurston County

Valerie and Brian Fluetsch

Virgil and Barbara Clarkson

Washington State Association of College Trustees

Washington State Employees Credit Union

Washington State Secretary of State

Washington's Lottery

William and Dana Garson

World Vision

Zonta Club of South Puget Sound

Legacy Circle - Members have listed the SPSCC Foundation as a benefactor in their estate plans
This is a new circle of recognition. Please contact the foundation if you would like to be added to the Legacy Circle.

Supporter Spotlights

We are fortunate to have a generous community that shares a passion to enhance the quality and accessibility of our students' education. Our supporters come from many different backgrounds and each has a story to tell on why they have given to SPSCC.

Richard & Karen Tonelli

Richard and Karen had been private supporters of the college for many years. In 2018, Karen gracefully ended her ongoing battle with cancer and Richard lost the love of his life. Richard is keeping Karen’s legacy alive and their scholarship continues to help pay for tuition for students who have struggled with addiction in their lives. Learn more about scholarships here.


Bill Funk & Marilyn Zuckerman

Bill and Marilyn believed in equal access to higher learning for all classes of society. Virtually the whole combined family of Funks and Zuckermans have attended SPSCC at one point or another, which stands as a testament to their collective belief in the community college mission. An endowed memorial scholarship and a named library study room carry on Bill and Marilyn's legacy at SPSCC.


Dr. Nels Hanson

Through the Community College Act of 1967, Olympia Vocational Technical Institute (OVTI), as SPSCC was formerly known, was put under jurisdiction of Community College District 12. Dr. Hanson was District 12 President during this important time of SPSCC's history. His leadership saw many big changes in education for Olympia and beyond. Through his children, Dr. Hanson left a substantial estate gift to his Foundation endowment to carry on his legacy of supporting higher education in the region.