Events

Become Exceptional Luncheon
Wednesday, April 27, 2016  ~  11:30am-1:30pm  ~  Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue

Luncheon EviteThe 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. In 2015, the event raised over $255,000. While this is a great achievement, it is just the tip of the iceberg in supporting BC’s over 35,000 students and over 1,600 faculty and staff. The suggested donation is $200 or more.

The Luncheon, emceed by former Seattle Seahawk Mack Strong, will include 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 Durr will speak from the student’s perspective, sharing the crucial element scholarship funding provides for theirs and many other’s academic success.

Thanks to our supporters, this past year the BC Foundation was able to:
•    Increase scholarship funding by 35% for the 2015-2016 school year
•    Award 12 Mini-Grants to faculty and staff for creative, program-enhancing projects
•    Administer two grants through the Lockwood Faculty Excellence Awards for innovative programs

Upcoming Events:

 


BC Art Walk
Thursday, May 12  ~  BC campus
View original student and faculty artwork all across campus.  Join us at 5pm for a reception in the Art Gallery.  More details to come.

Scholarship Read Day
Friday, May 13  ~  8:30am  ~  BC campus
Join donors, community volunteers, faculty, and staff for a day of reading and evaluating student scholarship applications.  By volunteering you can have a direct impact on supporting students’ educational dreams!  For more information or to sign up contact: scholarships@bellevuecollege.edu.

BC Quarterly: Bulldog Baseball
Sunday, May 15  ~ 1pm  ~ Courter Field
We hope you can join us for a Bulldog Baseball game!  We will be providing complimentary hotdogs and beer as we cheer on the home team!  Feel free to bring the whole family!  Your RSVP is requested by May 9 to: taryn.echert@bellevuecollege.edu, or (425) 564-2945.
BC Quarterlies are complimentary opportunities to bring new and existing friends of BC onto campus, and showcase one of the exceptional programs BC has to offer.

BC Cares Day
Saturday, May 21  ~   8:45am-12pm  ~  Robinswood Park
We love our community, and what better way to show that than a day of beautifying Robinswood Park? Join us for a day of community pride as we clean up our neighborhood park.
Can’t attend? You can still participate! Let us know how you plan to volunteer in your own community, when and where, and we will send you a t-shirt.
To sign up or for more information contact: 50th@bellevuecollege.edu

Margin of Excellence Awards
Wednesday, June 1  ~  2:30pm  ~  Carlson Theatre
At this annual awards ceremony we will recognize and celebrate our four newest Margin of Excellence recipients.  Join President Rule, the BC Foundation Board, faculty, and staff as we add four more exceptional faculty and staff members to the distinguished list of winners.  For more information contact: lauren.hardin@bellevuecollege.edu.

BC BINGO: Not Your Grandma’s BINGO!
Wednesday, June 1  ~  5:30-7:30pm ~  BC cafeteria
This fundraiser will be a fabulous and entertaining evening of BINGO, beverages, and mac n’ cheese!  For more information please visit: www.bellevuecollege.edu/50years/bingo.

50th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, January 7, 2017  ~  Golf Club at Newcastle
The culminating event and celebration of the 50th Anniversary!


Recent Events:

 

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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.

 


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On June 3rd we celebrated the winners of the Margin of Excellence Awards. Congratulations to the 2015 honorees! (l to r): Chelsie Hanks of Health Sciences, Jennifer Conner of Information Technology, Nancy McEachran of Developmental Education, and Keith Rowley of Business Technology Systems.  For more information on the Margin of Excellence Awards please visit this page.

 


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On May 2nd 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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On April 14th hundreds of our community’s most influential business, civic, and educational leaders and supporters gathered for the 16th Annual Become Exceptional Luncheon. The Luncheon, emceed by former Seahawk Mack Strong, featured Bellevue College faculty speakers Tim Jones and Sara Gardner. Both shared how their unique and innovative educational programs support BC students. We also heard the inspirational stories of scholarship recipients Allison Gilbert and Inedria Jackson. Thanks to our incredible supporters, the Foundation raised more than $250,000 in support of Bellevue College!

 

 


WinterSocial

 

 

The Bellevue College Foundation’s annual holiday event, the Winter Social, was held on December 11th in the new student lounge space in the ‘L’ building.  Guests included Foundation Board members, BC Trustees, college leadership, and special guests.  Live music was provided by a BC student jazz trio.  Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate an exceptional 2014 year!

 

 


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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.

 

 

 


For more information on Foundation events, please contact Taryn.

For more photos, visit our Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated April 28, 2016