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The SCWCC Foundation supports nontraditional women students by providing life-changing opportunities through academic programs such as the Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment at UCCS and the recently established SCWCC Foundation Scholarship at Pikes Peak Community College.  We believe that every woman should have the opportunity to achieve her potential by overcoming barriers to success, complete a degree and establish a career that enables her to become self-sufficient.  Additionally, the Foundation values giving back to the community and hosts workshops that introduce the experience and expectations of nonprofit board service.

The SCWCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and accepts tax-deductible corporate and private donations.  The Foundation conducts several fundraisers annually, and you are invited to support our efforts with a donation.  For additional information, email the Foundation at and visit our Facebook page.

2018 Officers

Patrice Christian
Financial Services, President

Shelly Vanderlinde
Owner, BodyBrite Colorado Springs, President Elect

Robin Depies
Financial Advisor, Pennica Financial Group, Secretary

Niki Hankins
Niki Hankins Consulting LLC, Your CFO for Hire, Treasurer

Board Members

Doug Kelley
Independent Associate and Director, LegalShield

Patricia Kessack
Business Development Officer, The Eastern Colorado Bank

Frances McLaurin
Frances McLaurin Agency

Stacy Osborne
Certified Medicaid Planner, Medicaid Consulting Group

Robin Patterson
Rehab Liaison, Encompass Health

Bree Shellito
Education Coordinator, Ent Credit Union

Kim Williams
Director of Business Development, Add Staff, Inc.