We are the Seattle Central Foundation. We raise funds and create endowments for scholarships, tutoring, emergency assistance, faculty development and to support the student programs of Seattle Central College.
We have raised funds to support our students, faculty and programs for over 30 years. This year, we gave more than $400,000 in scholarships to 160 students and $200,000 to our instructional programs, including student emergency assistance, faculty development grants and tutoring services.
We are the home of the Seattle Promise, a bold new initiative to provide a full scholarship to every low-income Seattle student with a 3.0 GPA. We host the annual gala event Believe, which was held on May 21, 2014 at the Four Seasons in downtown Seattle.
Chartered as a 501(c)3 organization in Washington in 1978, we are governed by our volunteer Board of Directors, community leaders who lead the Foundation in supporting the students of Seattle Central College. We are the official gift-receiving agency for Seattle Central College.
Board of Directors 2014-2015
Lydia Flora Barlow, President
Vice President, Tax, Symetra Life Insurance Company
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Symetra Life Insurance Company
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
Economic Opportunities Coordinator, Seattle Housing Authority
Managing Director, Casey Family Programs
Secretary & Treasurer, Broadway High School Alumni Foundation
Senior Consultant, Leadership Development, Providence Health & Services
Mildred Ollée, Ed.D
Past College President, Seattle Central College
Associate Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Regional Director, ResCare HomeCare
Treasurer, Broadway High School Alumni Association
Owner, Mitchell Teufel & Associates
Laurie Warshal Cohen, Ed.D
Co-Executive Director, WA State Holocaust Education Resource Center
Interim Executive Director
Corporate Partnerships and Special Events Manager