NSCC Foundation

Who are we

The NSCC Foundation was established in 1978 to provide support for the students, people and programs of NSCC. For nearly 40 years, the foundation has remained true to its mission to enhance, expand and sustain Northwest State so that NSCC can continue to fulfill its mission of creating opportunities for transformational learning. The NSCC Foundation works diligently to raise much-needed funds for educational opportunities that directly and indirectly impact students.


What We Do

The foundation’s endowment earnings and donor contributions have had a great impact on the College. Our investment funds are currently worth $6 million, with the foundation providing over $3 million in gifts to the College over the last 10 years. Our Changing Lives Scholarship Campaign has provided over $2 million in student scholarships, with 2022-2023 awards exceeding $1,043,450 and assisting more than 300 students.


How You Can Help

You can help us equip students with the best resources available, whether it is scholarships, new equipment for training, or new programming. You can help us accomplish our goal.


The Northwest State Community College Foundation was established in the 1970s and is a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c)(3). Foundation financials and/or 990 tax forms are available upon request by contacting Jennifer Thome, CFO at 419.267.1223 or by emailing jthome@NorthwestState.edu.

Donate Today

As we work to address the needs of the students at NSCC, your support plays a critical role.

Mission, Vision, Values

Foundation Mission

The mission of the Foundation is to enhance, expand and sustain Northwest State so that it can continue to fulfill its mission of creating opportunities for transformational learning.

The Vision

To secure funds to increase educational opportunities for Northwest State Community College students

Foundation Values

  • Donor stewardship
  • Improving educational opportunities
  • Needs of students
  • Academic excellence
  • Economic growth in our community
  • Life-long learning opportunities
  • Relationship with the College
  • Direct impact to students

Recent News


Northwest State Raises Nearly $64,000 for Student Scholarships At Its 2023 Green Carpet Event

The Northwest State Community College Foundation recently hosted its 14th annual Green Carpet Event, “Motown,” and raised nearly $64,000. All proceeds from the event go directly to student scholarships. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2023 Making a Difference Awards, which were created by the NSCC Foundation as a way to recognize and celebrate individuals, businesses and organizations in the six-county area committed to improving their communities. This year’s recipients were Kamco Industries, Care and Share, and Theodore “Ted” Ripke.

In addition to the Making a Difference Awards, the Green Carpet Event included an energetic performance by Motor City Sensations, playing some of Motown’s greatest hits. Gourmet food stations, a cash bar and a silent auction rounded out the festivities, as the Auditorium and surrounding areas were decorated in the event’s “Motown” theme.

“The Green Carpet Event and the Making a Difference Awards celebrate hard work, community support and giving,” said Robbin Wilcox, NSCC Executive Foundation Director. “We work year-round to raise awareness and needed funds for student scholarships, and this event is a critical piece of those efforts. We recently celebrated awarding nearly $800,000 in Foundation scholarships, and we’re focused on how we can continue to do more for our learners. We are blessed to work in a community that is passionate about philanthropy, and making a difference in students’ lives,” Wilcox continued.



NSCC Foundation Presents $1,139,450 Check to Board of Trustees

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, June 24 on the Archbold campus. After roll call, Robbin Wilcox, NSCC Executive Director for Development & NSCC Foundation and Foundation Board Chair Peter Beck presented the Board with a record-setting check in the amount of $1,139,450. The money is designated for student scholarships, equipment, outreach programs and student support efforts.

Over $7 million has been provided through the generosity of businesses and individuals who have supported the Foundation over the past ten years. Peter Beck, NSCC Foundation Board Chair, applauded the generosity of individuals and businesses who have donated to the NSCC Foundation, for helping make this presentation possible. Beck also gave kudos to Robbin Wilcox for her tireless work in raising funds and awareness to help aid student success.

Executive Foundation Director

Robbin Wilcox

Donor Bill of Rights

Each year, NSCC Foundation will recognize individuals and businesses/corporations, which have supported the programs and activities of NSCC Community College through the Foundation.


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