In support of Lane Community College,
- We inspire donors to invest in Lane Community College's power to transform lives;
- We build relationships with community and college stakeholders;
- We manage and grow our endowment;
- We ensure the appropriate use of all funds; and
- We increase access to quality education through student scholarships
Lane Community College Foundation is dedicated to making education affordable and accessible to all community members. We help bring dedicated donors who support educational opportunities and are committed to investing in the long-term growth of our community.
Invest In Lane. Invest In Success.
Wendy Jett, Executive Director
Lane Community College is now over 50 years old and has touched the lives of multiple generations of families. One of the best parts of my job is working with Lane’s original donors, their children, and even their grandchildren – families who give together and build upon each other’s legacy. Whether it is a family deciding to create an endowment with a major gift, one that gives small amounts over time, or one that includes Lane in their estate – what is important is that family members are discussing their philanthropic choices and sharing their passions and values with their children.
I remember a luncheon we hosted to bring together the scholarship recipients and family members of Bernice Ingalls Staton, who established a significant scholarship endowment during her lifetime. Multiple members of her family were present; they came to meet her scholarship recipients and to ensure those recipients know that the entire family supports them. One of the family members brought his young daughter, Bernice’s great-granddaughter. He told me he did this so that she could see how important these scholarships are and how this gift has changed so many lives. He brought her to witness the impact of his family’s work, so that she could absorb it and carry that feeling forward in her own future choices. It was an inspiring moment. When that young girl spoke with scholarship recipients, faces lit up on both sides. Our scholarship recipients, some of whom don’t have family support of their own, felt the very real commitment from this family.
When you make a gift, no matter how large, you are making a choice that transforms not only the life of a student or the success of a program, but all the lives that are touched by them. It is a choice that also affects your own family. A gift of money or time is an expression of the values you hold, values that can be passed down from parent to child. That is one of the most wonderful aspects of giving – you cannot do it in isolation. You are connected, whether to your own family members or to your Lane “family.”
Thank you for the continued support you and your family give to Lane.
Stephanie Bulger, President, Lane Community College
Dr. Stephanie Bulger joined Lane Community College as its eighth president on July 1, 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. Her academic background is in literature through a Masters from the University of Utah and Bachelors from Brigham Young University.
Prior to coming to Lane, Dr. Bulger was a vice chancellor at the San Diego Community College District and Wayne County Community College District where she also served in multiple campus and district leadership roles including campus associate dean, dean of distance learning, campus chief academic officer, and associate vice chancellor. Her experience teaching English and community college leadership courses at colleges and universities has provided her direct insight into the student and faculty experience.
Dr Bulger brings to LCC passions for increasing equitable access to college and improving outcomes for community college students. She has served as a consultant on technology trends impacting higher education. Her writings on the at-risk student, educational technology, innovation, and distance learning have been published in books, industry newsletters, and monographs. Dr. Bulger’s experience working for an educational technology start-up company has influenced her to promote entrepreneurial initiatives that advance learning, student support, and workforce development.
In her spare time, Dr. Bulger enjoys hiking, the arts, travel, genealogy, and reading presidential biographies. She enjoys the natural beauty of Lane County and southern Willamette Valley.
Meet the rest of the Foundation Team
Katie Gatlin, Annual Gifts Officer
Phone: (541) 463-5898
Tiana Marrone-Creech, Development Director
Phone: (541) 463-5538
Shelby Anderson, Database Coordinator & Office Manager
Phone: (541) 463-5135