Join us at upcoming events:


Save the Date:

BC Homecoming Week – October 8-12
Donor & Scholar Reception – November 1
Become Exceptional Luncheon – April 24, 2019

Recent Events:

President's Circle donors



The Foundation hosted the inaugural State of BC Breakfast on June 20.  Honored guests included our President’s Circle donors as well as our Corporate Partners.  Dr. Weber provided an exclusive look back over his first 10 months as BC president, and a preview of the year to come.




Waxie Moon and BINGO winner
The Foundation hosted the third annual BC BINGO event on June 8.  More than 100 guests enjoyed a delicious BBQ dinner, local beer and wine, and several rounds of bingo play.  The fabulous “boylesque” performer Waxie Moon entertained the crowd and presented winners with wacky prizes.  Event proceeds benefited the BC Foundation.



2017-18 BC Faculty and Staff Excellence Award Winners


On June 6 we celebrated the winners of the annual Excellence Awards at the Bellevue College Year-End Celebration.  BC President Dr. Jerry Weber, the BC Foundation Board, Trustees, faculty, and staff joined together as we added four more exceptional faculty and staff members to the distinguished list of winners. Congratulations to the 2018 honorees (left to right): Charles Calvert, Suzanne Lane, Sara Gardner, Katherine Oleson.



BC Luncheon group photo
Photo by Alabastro Photography

On April 25 hundreds of our community’s most influential business, civic, and educational leaders and supporters gathered for the Become Exceptional Luncheon. The Luncheon, emceed by BC’s Dr. Alec Campbell, featured BC President Dr. Jerry Weber, Former Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci and Foundation scholarship recipient Yaritza Encarnación Farias, who spoke from the student’s perspective, sharing the crucial element scholarship funding provides for hers 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. Thanks to our sponsors and donors, this year’s event raised $262,195!

Photo of scholarship recipients at the 2017 Donor & Scholar Reception


The annual Donor & Scholar Reception was held on November 1, 2017.  This event celebrates the exceptional group of BC Foundation scholarship recipients, as well as the generous donors who make these scholarships possible.  Our featured speakers included two remarkable 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.



Photo of guests at the Friends of BC Lunch


On September 13 we hosted the Friends of BC Lunch for former BC employees, Foundation Board, and Board of Trustees members.  Guests were introduced to BC’s new President Dr. Jerry Weber and heard from the Chair and Vice Chair of the newly launched BC Alumni Association.


Bellevue College Foundation 50th Anniversary Gala
The 50th Anniversary Gala was held on January 7 at The Golf Club at Newcastle.  Thank you to those who joined us to celebrate Bellevue College’s 50th Anniversary!  Photos from this elegant evening can be found here.






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Last Updated July 24, 2018