About the FVCC Foundation

For more than 45 years, the FVCC Foundation has proudly supported Flathead Valley Community College students in Northwest Montana. 

Mission of the FVCC Foundation

The mission of the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation is to support scholarships, academic programs, and learning facilities at FVCC.

The Foundation manages a robust philanthropy program that includes special events, capital campaigns, annual and endowed gifts, business and individual sponsorships, planned giving, and employee giving. 

Foundation Board

Our dedicated Board of Directors and Associates supports the FVCC Foundation through fundraising and community advocacy. The Foundation Board of Directors and Associates are business leaders and community volunteers, many of whom are FVCC alumni. We are incredibly grateful for their support of FVCC students through donating their time, talent, and resources.

Foundation Board Members

Board of Directors
  • Walter Kuhn, Chair
  • Justin Sliter, Past Chair
  • Jessica Hanson, Vice Chair
  • Joe Kola, Treasurer
  • Russ Barnes
  • David Fetveit
  • Tracy Freeman
  • Kirk Gentry
  • Nancy Gordley
  • Mark Johnson
  • Natalie Keller
  • Denise Lang
  • Patrice LaTourelle
  • Donna Lawson
  • Cindy Lewis
  • Kim Nystuen
  • Marylou Patterson
  • Chris Ridder
  • Al Stinson
  • Diane Morton Stout
  • Muffie Thomson
  • Debbi Waldenberg
  • Suzy Williams
Associate Members
  • Lin Akey
  • Josh Auerhammer
  • Kathy Barkus
  • John Bowdish
  • Diane Conradi
  • Sally Elliman
  • Carla Fisher
  • Frank Garner
  • Megan Gordley
  • Lynne Hilleboe
  • Chris Hyatt
  • Lil Laidlaw
  • Dorothy Laird
  • Nancy Lamar
  • Tom McElwain
  • Kathy Mercord
  • Leslie Mercord
  • Aaron Mower
  • Nancy O’Kelly
  • Lisa Schnee
  • Margie Simpson
  • Roger Somerville
  • Ellie Stimpson
  • Darrell Worm
Ex-Officio Members
  • Jane Karas, President, FVCC
  • Beckie Christiaens, CFO/VP of Finance & Administration, FVCC

Foundation Staff 

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at 406-756-3632 or foundation@fvcc.edu. Stay connected with us by signing up for our Foundation email blasts and connect with FVCC on Facebook and Instagram.