Okanagan College Foundation
awarded to students since our inception.
number of students to receive awards in 2018.
buildings constructed, raising the bar on sustainability.
raised for capital projects.
Who we are
Our mission is to support the transformative power of education. We raise money for capital projects and program support, scholarships and bursaries. We practice sustainable and ethical donor relations, financial management and governance to build long term assets for future generations.
The Okanagan College Foundation stimulates the interest of alumni, friends, corporations and foundations in enabling students to participate in learning at Okanagan College, the largest college in British Columbia east of the Lower Mainland.
Incorporated in 2000, the Okanagan College Foundation raises and manages private resources for the development and expansion of educational programs, services, capital projects, and student financial aid through scholarships, bursaries, and grants.
The Foundation is dedicated to assisting the College in building endowments and supporting the long-term academic and other strategic priorities of the College and to foster public knowledge and awareness of Okanagan College and the economic and social benefits that Okanagan College provides to the people of British Columbia.
Ways to give
Your generous help transforms lives and communities while supporting a skilled workforce.
Okanagan College Culinary and Pastry Arts students are launching an innovative new program designed to hone their skills while providing nutritious meals for fellow students who are struggling financially.
OC Foundation Events
Supporting the transformative power of education
Okanagan College Foundation was created nearly 20 years ago with a mission to support student potential today and for the future. The Foundation stimulates the interest of alumni, friends, corporations and foundations in creating the best possible outcomes for students at Okanagan College. We raise and manage private resources for the development and expansion of educational programs, services, capital projects and student financial aid through scholarships, bursaries, and grants.
Okanagan College Foundation Board of Directors
Gladys Fraser was elected Chair of the Okanagan College Foundation in June 2019. Fraser has worked with Scotiabank for more than 30 years, serving as a branch manager in Kelowna and Vernon. Fraser is also an active community leader and is currently the President of the District Parent Advisory Committee in School District 22.
- Ms. Gladys Fraser
- Ms. Helen Jackman
- Mr. Paulo Araujo
- Ms. Connie Denesiuk
- Mr. Surej Dhillon
- Mr. Colin Edstrom
- Ms. Kimberly Gilhooly
- Mr. Jim Hamilton
- Ms. Sheri Hamilton
- Ms. Brea Lake
- Ms. Anne Marie Meehan
- Mr. Curtis Morcom
- Ms. Gloria Morgan
- Mr. Matt Nye
- Mr. Rob Phare
- Mr. Alan Sanderson
- Mr. Gary Swite
- Dr. Steve Tuck, President Emeritus
Students achieve big goals thanks to your support
As a result of donor support, students are realizing their educational dreams. Read some highlights of our 2018-2019 calendar year.
When you, as an Okanagan College employee give, it speaks volumes. This is because you have unique insight into precisely what's needed based on your close relationship to the College.