Why I Give

Amanda Kotler, Director of Inpatient Nursing Services at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Amanda Kotler

I have been employed with Asante since 2006, initially as a Registered Nurse, and have been the Director of Inpatient Nursing Services since March 2014. In my tenure I have had numerous chances to interact with Rogue Community College nursing students and have always been impressed with the caliber of education they receive.

I heard about the RCC Foundation through a good friend, and thought the idea of being a part of students’ advancing their education is exciting. I decided to take the opportunity to invest in our community through the RCC Foundation which promotes higher education and vitality in the Rogue Valley through the scholarships they offer.
Donor, member of RCC Foundation President’s Circle.


Liz Crossman, Retired. Now serving on the RCC Foundation Board of Directors as President.

Liz Crossman

Straight out of high school, I got my educational start through community college. I earned my Associates degree, and when I was in my mid-20s, I enrolled in prerequisite classes that I could transfer to a four year college for a teaching degree. Finally, in my 40's I decided to get a business degree and, again, took care of my prerequisite classes through community college.

When I moved to Southern Oregon, the former executive director of the RCC Foundation contacted me and asked if I would join the Board. I believe Rogue Community College is one of the greatest assets in the Rogue Valley. Students who might not be able to afford to take classes can be eligible to receive scholarship support. Seeing their pride, and the pride of their families when they receive a scholarship, touches my heart.
Donor, member of RCC Foundation President’s Circle.

 

Roxanne Dearing, Retired Elementary School Teacher

Roxanne Dearing

I have seen the pictures and read the comments from students at RCC and it gives me a lot of hope for the future. Sometimes it's hard to see good in the world, but I know that these students have that special desire for a better life and a better world. In today's world, it is difficult to afford an education. I have seen many co-workers struggle with the debt of loan repayment, even into their retirements. Being able to help, even a little bit, is my way to help someone pursue their dreams.
RCC alumnus and member of the RCC Foundation President's Circle.


Bob Basker, Geophysicist, Denver, CO

Bob Basker and his grandson Kaiden
Bob Basker, pictured with his grandson
Kaiden and his RCC Bear

I had the good fortune to be born and raised in Grants Pass. Though I attended college on the east coast, and have lived elsewhere since that time, I still return to my home town at least once or twice each year. My parents were great supporters of education and both were closely involved with RCC. They instilled in me an appreciation of education and its importance both to individuals and to a community. I am proud and honored to help support the aspirations of RCC students.
Established the Robert E. Basker Endowed Scholarship Fund

 

About Us


The Rogue Community College Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to serve the needs of Rogue Community College and RCC students. The Foundation was created to receive and administer donations to:

  • Endowment funds
  • Scholarship funds
  • Special college projects
  • Fundraising

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RCC Foundation
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Highway, Building H
Grants Pass, OR 97527
541-956-7327
rccfoundation@roguecc.edu
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