Our Donors

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Allenmore Medical Foundation

Established in 1977, the Allenmore Medical Foundation has been a longtime partner with the Tacoma Community College Foundation, funding academic scholarships for TCC students pursuing careers in nursing or medical imaging for more than twenty years. The Allenmore...

Baker Foundation Scholarships

Baker Foundation Scholarships

The Elbert H. Baker II Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 as part of the Tacoma Community College Foundation’s Endowment Challenge Program.

Ben B. Cheney Foundation

Ben B. Cheney Foundation

This endowment was created by the Cheney Foundation to help students in the Allied Health program. Ben B. Cheney was a strong supporter of the community and his legacy lives on through the Cheney Foundation

Biella Foundation

Biella Foundation

The founder of the Biella Foundation, a successful Seattle real-estate developer named Mart Bert, had a simple philanthropic philosophy: help those in need. To that end, the Biella Foundation has supported organizations that help families in distress with a special...

Booth Gardner

Booth Gardner

This endowed scholarship was established by former Governor Booth Gardner to inspire Community College students to complete their two year degree and encourage them to continue their education at the baccalaureate level

Dave Edwards and Pat Shuman Scholarship

Dave Edwards and Pat Shuman Scholarship

It’s all about “community” in community college. Education can be a life changing experience for people of all ages. People may choose to join a learning community several times over a lifetime as they find new reasons to expand their skills and knowledge. TCC is the...

David Lassoie Memorial Endowed Art Scholarship

David Lassoie Memorial Endowed Art Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lassoie established this scholarship in memory of their son David, who attended TCC in 1968-1969. Before his third quarter at TCC, David was in an automobile accident which claimed his life. One of David’s major interests was art. Through his...

Eloise Harned

Eloise Harned

The student nursing program at TCC has had a direct and memorable impact on Lois Harned. As an assisted living resident at the Weatherly Inn in Tacoma, she has enjoyed and looked forward to the weekly visits of TCC nursing students. This scholarship is her way of...

F. Carlton Ball Memorial Ceramics Scholarship

F. Carlton Ball Memorial Ceramics Scholarship

The F. Carlton Ball Memorial Endowed Art Scholarship was created by TCC ceramics students and staff in memory of F. Carlton Ball, a world renowned potter and educator, who taught at TCC from 1976 to 1993.

First Generation Scholarship Donors

First Generation Scholarship Donors

First Generation scholarships are funded by the following endowments: Agnes Romand and Emely Smith First Generation Endowment Angelo and Maxine Giaudrone First Generation Endowment C. Davis and Annette Weyerhaeuser First Generation Endowment Charles and Barbara...

Floyd and Delores Jones Foundation

Floyd and Delores Jones Foundation

These scholarships are endowed with contributions from the Floyd and Delores Jones Foundation as part of the TCC Foundations challenge for the 21st century in the early 1990’s

Franke Tobey Jones

Franke Tobey Jones

This scholarship was established in support of nursing students who wish to specialize in geriatric care. Frank Tobey Jones retirement community sees this scholarship as an avenue to support their mission “to enrich and extend the quality of life for seniors in our...

Friends of Mike Smith

Friends of Mike Smith

Mike Smith was the director of the Tacoma Community College Paramedic Program for over 20 years. Mike was impassioned about training the next generation of EMS providers and would have loved the opportunity to continue to support promising students as they progress...

H.C. "Joe" Harned

H.C. "Joe" Harned

The H.C. Joe (Har-ned) Harned Scholarship was created to help students with financial need. Mr. Harned left home at the age of 16 and held various jobs such as a butcher and railroad worker. He also served in the United States Navy in World War II. After the war Joe...

Herman & "Babe" Lehrer

Herman & "Babe" Lehrer

The Herman and “Babe” Lehrer Endowed Scholarship was established by the late Babe and Herman Lehrer in support of TCC students in need. Babe was a leading arts activist, community fundraiser, and dedicated supporter of TCC for nearly three decades and is truly missed

Jack and Patricia Bujacich

Jack and Patricia Bujacich

Jack and Patricia founded the Kim Bujacich Memorial Scholarship in honor of their daughter, Kim Bujacich. Kim attended TCC as a Radiology student and went on to work at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Quickly moving up the ladder, Kim oversaw the Diagnostic Center at St....

Karen and Dennis Seinfeld

Karen and Dennis Seinfeld

Dennis Seinfeld, a local attorney, served for 13 years as a Trustee of Tacoma Community College. Seeing the College’s great work from the inside, he became totally dedicated to its mission: providing a quality affordable education to all interested students in the...

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KeyBank

KeyBank believes that community and technical colleges are an exceptional resource for our region and state in providing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce – and it shows in their continued commitment to exceptional TCC students by supporting the KeyBank...

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KLQ Foundation

The KLQ Education Foundation was formed in memory of Quality Rentals co-owner Dan Quinn and long time employee and friend James Webber. The Education Foundation’s purpose is to award scholarship money to deserving students looking to continue their formal education...

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Korean Women's Association

This scholarship was created to help a deserving student of Korean ancestory in Pierce County. This scholarship is funded by multiple members of the Korean Community

Marlene Bosanko And Charles F. Cline

Marlene Bosanko And Charles F. Cline

Created and supported by TCC’s Former Dean for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Marlene Bosanko, and her late husband, Charles Cline-TCC humanities instructor; this scholarship is intended to help support humanities students interested in pursuing careers in...

Mary Fox

Mary and Ken Fox

Mary and Ken Fox decided to create this scholarship to affirm their commitment to the dignity and worth of all students, no matter where they come from or what difficulties they have faced. They want to take a stand against the racism and oppression that have become...

Max and Margi Harned

Max and Margi Harned

Max & Margi Harned are especially pleased to offer this scholarship because both Max and Margi have a teaching background and a passion for learning. Max taught at the high school level, while Margi was a teacher and principal at the elementary and middle school...

Max and Margi Harned (Autumn Harned Memorial Art Scholarship)

Max and Margi Harned (Autumn Harned Memorial Art Scholarship)

Max and Margi Harned have established the Autumn Harned Memorial Art Scholarship in memory of Max’s beloved wife who passed away in 2012. Autumn grew up in the Tacoma area and was an award winning pastel artist. Many of her works were commissioned and are still on...

Max and Margi Harned (John H. Harned Memorial Scholarship)

Max and Margi Harned (John H. Harned Memorial Scholarship)

The late John H. Harned, brother of Joe Harned, was an avid outdoorsman, was a Tacoma businessman that appreciated hard working business men and women. This scholarship was established in his honor to assist a TCC student that is pursuing a business degree. John...

Max and Margi Harned (Loyal N. Ness Memorial Scholarship)

Max and Margi Harned (Loyal N. Ness Memorial Scholarship)

Margi and Max Harned have established the Loyal N. Ness Memorial Scholarship in memory of Margi’s beloved husband who passed away in 1997. Loyal inspired countless individuals throughout his life but especially during his ten year battle with cancer. Children at the...

Milt and Judy Bleiweiss

Milt and Judy Bleiweiss

Milt and Judy were recipients of scholarships during their medical/nursing training. Because of the generosity of others, they were able to have professional careers in healthcare. They would like to help deserving second-year students to achieve their chosen...

Pat Shuman and Dave Edwards (William Shuman Engineering Scholarship)

Pat Shuman and Dave Edwards (William Shuman Engineering Scholarship)

Bill (William Shuman) is the father of Pat Shuman, former TCC employee and current volunteer and the father-in-law of Dave Edwards, former TCC trustee.

Peter Bozzer Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Peter Bozzer Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006, by former TCC Foundation board members Mark and Val Crisson, as a memorial to honor Val’s brother Peter Bozzer. It was created to help students pursue higher education by providing funds to help with tuition, books and...

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Primo

The Primo Art Scholarship was created in 2000 by Charlie McManus and Jacqueline Plattner, owners of Primo restaurant in Tacoma. Primo hosts an annual event at their restaurant that raises funds to support students in the Art Program at TCC.