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In This Issue
Endowment Feature: John Snively
2014 Staff Drive
Donor Spotlight: Master Gardeners
Planned Giving
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Endowment Feature: John Snively

Upon his retirement as a biology/geology instructor for nearly 30 years at CCC, John Snively established an endowment which provides scholarship funds for students who desire to participate in field trips to study the natural history of Death Valley and bird identification and taxonomy in Malheur. Recently, John and his wife, Ruth, contacted the Foundation to discuss what the funds from his endowment would be used for if the field trips ceased to exist.


John and Ruth worked with Foundation officer, Vicki Smith, and also met with Casey Sims, counseling and advising. They wanted to ensure they were investing in "real need."


The couple has generously remembered CCC in their estate, and will provide a generous gift to the endowment after their passing. They have also developed a "plan B" if the event the field trips cease. In that case, distributions from the John Snively endowment will benefit scholarships for students pursuing a degree in biology or geology.


Congratulations and thank you to John and Ruth for their pro-active thinking and generous support of CCC students.

2014 Staff Drive Kick-Off


The CCC Staff Drive kicked off Wednesday, October 22 with staff representatives throughout campus enjoyed lunch in the Gregory Forum. President Joanne Truesdell inspired the group by reporting that Clackamas Community College has the highest staff participation rate among all community colleges in the State.


Long time Foundation board member, Punky Scott, acknowledged the important message the participation rate sends to the community and other potential donors.


"When others see the staff's commitment and dedication to serving and supporting students, it truly serves as an inspiration for others to give."


Donor Spotlight: Master Gardeners

The Master Gardeners of Clackamas County have been ������providing horticulture scholarships to CCC students since 1990.  Thanks to the vision and leadership of Master Gardener Paul Miken, an endowment was established in 1999 and will provide scholarships in perpetuity.


The Master Gardeners also support the endowment through the proceeds of their annual plant sale held at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. Next year's sale will be held May 2 and 3, 2015.


Thank you Master Gardeners for your deep commitment to horticulture students at CCC. 


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Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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November Election Information
The CCC Board of Education voted in July to place a bond measure on the November 4 ballot.

Ballots are due Tuesday, November 4. There is a drop box on the Oregon City campus by the Community Center. 

Please remember to vote! 
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Planned Giving

Many individuals and couples realize the importance of supporting causes they believe in. They consistently support a cause and experience personal satisfaction knowing they are making a difference. Sadly, often when they pass away, the cause they supported for many years loses a valued supporter.


That doesn't have to happen.


Through estate planning, you can continue to support a cause long after you are gone. Your legacy lives on.


For information on how you can continue your legacy at CCC, contact Vicki Smith at 503-594-3128 or [email protected]. Information is also available on the Foundation website at


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