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. The WCC Foundation consists of 23 volunteer board of directors.

The foundation’s purpose is to provide funds for scholarships, capital projects, staff and faculty development, and the beautification of Wilkes Community College.

Giving to the WCC Foundation is an investment in our students, faculty, staff, and community.

Ashe Campus Campaign

$1,000,000 Campaign

Alleghany Center Expansion

$150,000 Fundraising

Culinary Institute 

$150,000 Fundraising

Every Gift Counts! Giving to the annual fund is an easy and convenient way to show your support for the students, faculty, and staff. Gifts of all sizes are crucial to the success of the annual fund. Give to the best of your ability.

Thank you to our friends of Wilkes Community College 2019-2020!

For 35 years, $615,346 has been contributed to Wilkes Community College in memory of Henry Moore.

For more information contact Denna Parsons at or 336-838-6262.

2018 Henry Moore Media Release

Hurray for Hollywood! Walk the Red Carpet at WCC Foundation's Annual Valentine's Gala. Proceeds benefit WCC Keys to Success Scholarship Program. The event will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Walker Center. Dress is black tie or black leather. Feel free to be your favorite Hollywood star! $150 per person (includes entertaiment tax - $115.18 tax deduction). For more information call 336-838-6491.

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.

  • 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: one of your valued possessions, your home, can become a valued gift even while you are living in it
  • 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 your 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

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, Executive Director of the Wilkes Foundation, at 336-838-6491 or She can work with your advisors to complete the gift.
  3. Tell others about the 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.

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 Walker Center.

Cash Gifts
Cash gifts are the easiest and 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 or make a donation online.

Matching Gifts
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
Gifts of Securities (stocks and bonds) are becoming more popular as a way to give.

Please contact Allison Phillips with how many shares of what stock or mutual fund you are giving.
This ensures that your gift is properly received. For making the transaction for transfer funds, contact Linda Gregory, Wells Fargo Securities advisor, at 336-667-1291.

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

Planned Giving
Planned giving allows an individual to have a lasting influence on Wilkes Community College. The most common form is a bequest, which is a gift made through a will or living trust. A donor can designate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the estate.

Naming Opportunities
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, and donors are asked to discuss their ideas with Allison Phillips, executive director, WCC Foundation.

Contact Information

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Allison Phillips, BS
VP of Institutional Advancement; Executive Director, WCC Foundation
Phone: 336-838-6491
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Jarrett Barker, BS
Accounting Specialist
Phone: 336-838-6132
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Tanya Benfield, AS
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 336-838-6508
Fax: 336-903-3208
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Mickey Jennings, BA
Development Sponsorship Specialist
Phone: 336-838-6475
Fax: 336-903-3186
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Denna Parsons, AAS
Development and Volunteer Specialist
Phone: 336-838-6262
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Stacee Whitley, AAS
Development & Community Resources Specialist
Phone: 336-838-6158

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WCC Foundation
PO Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
FAX: 336-838-6277

WCC Foundation
Tax ID: 23-7338790
Form 990