Foundation

ONE COLLEGE

ONE COMMUNITY

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

The ONE Campaign is a philanthropic effort to support new facilities on FVCC’s Kalispell campus to better serve students and the community.

Phase I

Funding is complete for a new Library and Learning Commons addition to the Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing & Health Science

Phase II

The College Center will feature a Performance and Lecture Hall and Multi-Purpose Activity Complex to accommodate for large campus and community events.

Be-Seated

A gift or pledge of $5,000 or more will establish a permanent presence in the Performance and Lecture Hall with a plaque on a seat that bears your name, or the name of a family, friend, company, organization or memorial.

Your gift to Flathead Valley Community College will be a significant step in advancing our mission to promote excellence in lifelong learning, focused on student success and community needs.

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

Great Fish Challenge

The FVCC Foundation is proud to be part of the Great Fish Community Challenge!  The Great Fish is an innovative fundraiser that creates community awareness about the work of local nonprofit organizations. At the end of the Challenge, participating organizations can earn a percentage matching grant from the Whitefish Community Foundation. Please help the FVCC Foundation raise $20,000 through the Great Fish from now until 5 p.m. on September 14. Your gift will directly support FVCC’s ONE Campaign to better serve students and the community with a new College Center on campus.

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

Leadership

Foundation Staff

Colleen Unterreiner Executive Director, Institutional Advancement (406) 756-3914 colleenu@fvcc.edu
Sue Evans Director, Foundation Finance and Administration (406) 756-3963 sevans@fvcc.edu
Heidi Hickethier Director, Foundation Development (406) 756-4388 hhickethier@fvcc.edu
Ben Deremiah Foundation, Events Coordinator (406) 756-3632 bderemiah@fvcc.edu

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