WCC Foundation

The WCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which exists solely to support and advance the objectives of Wilkes Community College by raising funds for scholarships, capital projects, staff and faculty development, and campus beautification. Giving to the WCC Foundation is an investment in our students, faculty, staff, and community. The WCC Foundation consists of 24 volunteer board of directors.

WCC Education Promise

The WCC Education Promise ensures qualifying high school graduates in Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany can obtain a college degree tuition-free.

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Annual Fund Drive

Giving to the Annual Fund is an easy and convenient way to support students with needs outside their tuition and fees.

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WCC Scholarship Gala

Share in the fun at the Scholarship Gala held annually to support WCC Scholarships.

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MerleFest

Celebrate “traditional plus” music at MerleFest and support WCC students.

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WAW Scholarship Golf Tournament

Join us at the WAW Scholarship Golf Tournament and support the WCC Education Promise.

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Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic

Enjoy the Henry Moore Scholarship Golf Classic and support the WCC Step Up Leadership program.

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Ways to Give

Cash gifts are the most direct way to give to the Wilkes Community College Foundation. Cash gifts can be used to support annual fund campaigns, capital campaigns, scholarships, and special events. Cash gifts made by check should be payable to:

Wilkes Community College Foundation
PO Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

What is better than one gift? A gift that has doubled! A great way to leverage your gift is to ask your employer to match your gift through a matching gift program. Credit is given to both the donor and the company when the matching gift is received.

Gifts of securities (stocks and bonds) are becoming a more popular way to give. If you are making a gift of securities, please contact Allison Phillips at 336-838-6491 with details of the stock or mutual fund you are giving. This ensures that your gift is properly received.

To make the transaction for the transfer of funds, contact Linda Gregory, Wells Fargo Securities Advisor, at 336-667-1291.

Account #8998-6211
DTC 0141
Federal Tax ID: 23-7338790

The Wilkes Community College Heritage Society honors friends who contribute to the vision and success of their community college by including our institution in planned giving. Eligibility is extended to any donor that includes a personal gift to the college in their long-range or estate plans through gifts of cash, property, stock, insurance policies, individual retirement gifts, or other assets.

Benefits of Planned Giving

  • Extend your reach into the future by giving gifts that will endure beyond your lifetime.
  • Obtain immediate and/or tax benefits.
  • Receive life income benefits with certain gifts.

Ways to Give

  • Bequests (make a gift in your will)
  • Charitable Remainder Trust (pays you income based on the asset value)
  • Charitable Gift Annuity (your transferred assets benefit your favored charity and you through life income payments)
  • Charitable Lead Trust (provides for WCC as well as your children)
  • Donor Advised Fund (simple and flexible, provides immediate tax benefits but you still have input on future disbursements)
  • Retained Life Estate (if you own property that is paid off, you can transfer this asset to a beneficiary but still live in it)

What to Give

  • Cash (simplest way to give)
  • Securities (the best securities to donate are appreciated stocks)
  • Life insurance (name WCC as a beneficiary)
  • Real estate (if you own property that is paid off, you can transfer this asset to a beneficiary but still live in it)
  • Retirement plan assets (reduce tax to heirs by naming WCC as a beneficiary)

How to Give

When you are ready to make a gift:

  1. Talk to your financial advisor or estate planning attorney to decide what you want to give and the way you want to give it.
  2. Contact Allison Phillips at 336-838-6491 to discuss your gift.
  3. Tell others about the benefits of planned giving!

Your name and/or the person(s) you wish to honor will be placed on the Heritage Society Plaque that is mounted in the Lakey Ballroom of the John A. Walker Center.

Want to leave a lasting legacy at Wilkes Community College? Naming a building, other physical structures, outdoor structures, or scholarships can be a wonderful way to honor someone. Financial requirements for naming opportunities differ.

Endowed or general scholarships are provided through the generosity of private donors or organizations in our community who support our students, programs, and our mission.  Donors may establish an endowment or fund a scholarship annually to acknowledge the needs of our students at Wilkes Community College.

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Contact Us

For more information on how to give to Wilkes Community College, contact:

Image of Allison Phillips
Allison Phillips, BS
VP of Institutional Advancement; Executive Director, WCC Foundation
Phone: 336-838-6491
alphillips068@wilkescc.edu
Image of Tanya Benfield
Tanya Benfield, AS
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 336-838-6508
Fax: 336-903-3208
tcbenfield924@wilkescc.edu
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Jarrett Barker, BS
Accounting Specialist
Phone: 336-838-6132
wjbarker789@wilkescc.edu

WCC Foundation

PO Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Fax: 336-838-6277

Tax ID # 23-7338790
Wells Fargo Advisors
Account #8998-6211
DTC -0141

Forms and Reports

Foundation News

  • Front row l-r: Todd McNeill, Ashe County commissioner; Kelly Vannoy, WCC board of trustee member; Chris Robinson, WCC of workforce development and community education; Indiana Messer, Everest Messer, Miette Messer, Sidonia Messer, Jake Messer, Jay Vannoy, WCC board of trustee chair; Marty Messer, Arnold Lakey, WCC foundation board president; Ed Messer, Faye Messer, Dr. Jeff Cox, WCC president; and Allison Phillips, VP of institutional advancement. Back row l-r: Josh Roten, WCC board of trustee member, Brad Messer, Amy Messer, Judy Davis, and Wyatt Messer.

WCC holds dedication ceremony for Messer Hall

March 25th, 2022|

Wilkes Community College held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Messer Hall on the Ashe Campus on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Ashe County native, Martin (Marty) Messer, Vice President of Customer Care at Elastic made ...

Wilkes Community College Honors 2020-21 Volunteers

March 18th, 2022|

Barbara “Ann” Parsons Named Volunteer of the Year On Thursday, March 3, 2022, Wilkes Community College presented the 31st Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception to celebrate the contribution volunteers make to the success of the college. ...

WCC hosts SkillsUSA Region 7 Rally & Career Showcase

March 18th, 2022|

Hundreds of  high school students, advisors, industry partners, and elected officials attended this year’s rally held on the Wilkes Community College campus, Monday, February 28, 2022. “This year’s event was the largest in our history ...