Founded in 1976, the Foundation was established to support scholarships, programs and learning facilities at Flathead Valley Community College.

For 50 years, FVCC has been a place for learning, innovation and creativity to improve and advance the communities we serve. We remain grateful for the culture of generosity and collaboration that has brought us to this day. Timing has never been better to take the next steps to strengthen the college experience for students and community members alike. We invite you to consider the exciting projects in this campaign to accelerate FVCC into the future.

– President Jane Karas

Annual Fundraisers

Festival of Flavors

Picture of Culinary Students preparing a dish The Festival of Flavors presents series of exciting dining events that take place across the Flathead Valley throughout the year. Now in its 11th year, the Festival of Flavors generates over $300,000 to provide scholarships for FVCC students. Last year almost 200 additional scholarships were awarded to students in need from the support from these events.

Bibler Home and Garden Strolls

Local residents and visitors to the Flathead Valley have the opportunity to experience acres of colorful annuals and perennials in full bloom highlighted by stunning views of the Flathead Valley. Guided tours of the gardens and the home’s exquisite collection of antiques, sculptures and heirloom Persian carpets are two hours in length. Proceeds will benefit Flathead Valley Community College student scholarships.

Financial Information

  • Assets total $19 million
  • $13 million of the total assets are endowed funds
  • In 2016-17, the Foundation provided $1.2 million in scholarship, program and building support

View the Foundation Audit


Foundation Staff

Colleen Unterreiner Executive Director, Institutional Advancement (406) 756-3914

Sue Evans Director, Foundation Finance and Administration (406) 756-3963

Heidi Hickethier Director, Foundation Development (406) 756-4388

Ben Deremiah Foundation, Events Coordinator (406) 756-3632

Get your FVCC license plates!

The license plate is available through the Montana Department of Justice Motor Vehicle Division and can be requested when registering a new vehicle or renewing an existing registration. The initial cost of obtaining the FVCC license plate is $40, with $30 donated to the Foundation at FVCC. The cost to renew the plate is $30 annually, with 100 percent of the renewal fee going to the foundation.

Festival of Flavors

Summerfest Thursday, July 12 | 6 p.m. Flathead Lake Lodge

Glacier Symphony

Pops Concert Friday, July 6 | 6 p.m. Rebecca Farms