Join us at Upcoming Events:


Become Exceptional Luncheon
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 11:30am-1:30pm  ~  Meydenbauer Center
Please click here to register or for additional details.

Recent Events:


50th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, January 7, 2017  ~  The Golf Club at Newcastle
The culminating event and celebration of the 50th Anniversary!  Mark your calendars for this fun and elegant night to benefit the BC Foundation.

Kickoff 51!
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 9pm  ~  The Golf Club at Newcastle
Join us for a fun evening of decadent dessert, delicious cocktails, a photo booth, DJ, dancing, and more!



50 photo

BC hosted a Homecoming Week on October 10-15.  There were dozens of events held throughout the week, some of which included a media kickoff event with local elected officials, a Hispanic Heritage program, Exceptional 50 Reception, Advisory Committee Reception, and a student breakfast served by BC leadership.  In commemoration of our 50th year, we also took a “50” photo comprised of students, faculty, and staff (left).






The Foundation hosted a brand new event on June 1 called BC BINGO: Not Your Grandma’s BINGO! Hosted by drag performer Adé Cônnére, this entertaining evening featured several rounds of BINGO play, a mac n cheese bar, beverages and a photo booth. Proceeds benefited the BC Foundation.



Margin of Excellence Winners 2016
On June 1 we celebrated the winners of the annual Margin of Excellence Awards. President Rule, the BC Foundation Board, faculty, and staff joined together as we added four more exceptional faculty and staff members to the distinguished list of winners. Congratulations to the 2016 honorees! (l to r): Zak Yousuf of TRiO Student Services, Francis Jurcik of Nursing, Rusty Wire of Athletics, and Eric Nacke of ESL Developmental Education.  Click here for more information on the Margin of Excellence Awards.


BC Cares DayOn May 21, more than 50 members of the Bellevue College community – including students, faculty, staff, families and friends – turned out on a rainy Saturday morning for the first annual BC Cares Day for a beautification project at nearby Robinswood Park. With the guidance of the City of Bellevue Natural Resources Division and Forest Management Program, BC’s volunteers cleared a sizeable area of invasive species such as English ivy and English holly, filling an entire truck with garbage bags! BC Cares Day was part of Bellevue College’s 50th Anniversary series of events.


2016 Luncheon Thank YouOn April 27th hundreds of our community’s most influential business, civic, and educational leaders and supporters gathered for the Become Exceptional Luncheon. The Luncheon, emceed by former Seattle Seahawk Mack Strong, included featured speakers Leslie Heizer Newquist, Dean of the Health Sciences, Education, and Wellness Institute, and Glenn Jackson, Director of High School Initiatives at BC. Foundation scholarship recipients David Joseph and Beatrice Gil-Durr spoke from the student’s perspective, sharing the crucial element scholarship funding provides for theirs and many other’s academic success.

The Become Exceptional Luncheon is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event; securing critical funds needed to support the success of students, faculty, and staff through scholarships, programs, and special projects that otherwise would not be funded. This year the event raised $302,058!  Thank you to the donors, sponsors, speakers, and volunteers who helped make this event successful.




The annual Donor & Scholar Reception was held on November 17, 2015.  This event celebrates the exceptional group of BC Foundation scholarship recipients, as well as the generous donors who make these scholarships possible.  Our guest speakers included two incredibly ambitious scholarship recipients; they shared how the Foundation is helping them achieve their educational dreams. Thank you to all the donors, scholarship recipients, BC leadership and special guests who joined us this year.


BC Quarterly Soccer


The Foundation hosted its 2nd annual BC Quarterly: Bulldog Soccer event on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in conjunction with the women’s and men’s Bulldog soccer games.  Guests enjoyed chili and beer, entered drawings to win fun prizes, and even sported temporary Bulldog tattoos!  BC Quarterlies are appreciation events designed to highlight various activities, programs, and offerings on campus.




On May 2, 2015 the Foundation hosted a BC Quarterly open house with Bellevue College’s on-campus radio station KBCS. Guests listened to the live broadcast of Hawaii Radio Connection, enjoyed delicious Hawaiian food, and toured the KBCS studios. Mahola to those who joined us!



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Twice annually our Foundation’s Emeritus Board comes together at the Seattle Yacht Club for a luncheon and to raise funds for the President’s Scholarship in honor of BC President, Dr. David Rule.




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Last Updated January 17, 2017