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 2019-2020 awards exceeding $650,000 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

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, December 11, 2020. As part of the meeting, the Board received a record-setting check for $818,356 from the NSCC Foundation. Robbin Wilcox, NSCC Executive Director for Development and the NSCC Foundation, along with Peter Beck, NSCC Foundation Board Chair, were on hand for the presentation.

Nearly $6 million has been provided through the generosity of businesses and individuals who have supported the Foundation over the past ten years. NSCC issued a record-high $661,000 earlier this year in Foundation scholarships to students, so the need continues to be great. NSCC Foundation Board Chair Peter Beck noted the sizeable donation was made possible by personal donations and hard work. “We’re going to keep working hard because we want to support this College and this region.” NSCC President Dr. Michael Thomson lauded the community for their generosity, noting: "We are so proud of the Northwest Ohio residents who donated to our students in their most pressing time of need. Now more than ever, every scholarship and emergency assistance dollar make a crucial difference as we help our students overcome incredible barriers to reach their educational dreams of a better life."


Director of Development

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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