Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.

Creating Opportunities for Westmoreland County Residents

Established in 1986, the Westmoreland County Community College Educational Foundation is dedicated to the mission, vision and values of Westmoreland through community awareness, advocacy and financial support for our college and the community we serve.

Future leaders, taxpayers, parents and residents of our region can be found right now walking the halls of our college, sitting in the classrooms and developing their futures.

Many of Westmoreland's students (97%) can be expected to stay right here at home, building a strong and vibrant regional economy. Our students are the future of Westmoreland, Fayette and Indiana counties.

Our Board of Directors

Joseph Trimarchi – President

Buck Helfferich – Vice-President

 Marilyn Figlar– Secretary

Terry Wiltrout – Treasurer

Jeff Astley

Gene P. Ciafre

L. Christian DeDiana, Esq.

Lee Frye

Michael Hricik

Bridget Johnston

Alan Laick

Bonnie Lewis

Philip V. McCalister, Esq.

Mary Catherine Motchar

Ronald Ott

Jason Reynolds

William Scalise

Judith A. Scheeren

Marcy Sloneker

Jeff Smail

Dr. Tuesday Stanley, college president

Rosie Wolford

John D. Wright

Debra D. Woods, ex officio, Executive Director, Westmoreland Educational Foundation

Emeritus Board Members

James D. Bendel

David S. Dahlmann

Dick J. Dickert, Jr. (d)

Dennis R. Diffenderfer

Joseph B. Freiland

Edwin R. Hogan (d)

A. Richard Kacin

Daniel C. Krezenski

Jack H. Millstein, Jr.

Daniel J. Obara

John A. Robertshaw, Jr. (d)

Bud Smail (d)

Scholarship Support

The Foundation recognizes that while Westmoreland County Community College has one of the lowest cost of attendance of any public college or university in Pennsylvania, there are still those who find it financially difficult to attend.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Educational Foundation provided more than $150,000 in scholarship support for students studying at Westmoreland.

Nursing student Elizabeth is a recipient of the President's Scholarship.

New Programs

In addition, the Educational Foundation has raised more than $5 million in the past three years to help provide funding for the many new and innovative programs offered at the Westmoreland. 

Why Your Gift is So Important

A proper education is vital in today's workforce. Westmoreland County Community College has developed new academic programs to meet the job needs of area employers.

Programs such as Nursing and Allied Health, Advanced Technology and IT / Computer Information Security, to name just a few of our 63 majors, are giving area residents an opportunity to obtain an education close to home and pursue careers in these fields. And we will continue to add programs as we recognize new needs and opportunities for our region.

Knowing that a skilled workforce is vital to keeping our business community strong, we established the Westmoreland - Advanced Technology Center, which has become a key resource for the region's employers. Many area businesses have turned to the ATC to train or retrain their workforce to keep their organizations competitive in today's global economy.

And, with your gift to the Westmoreland Educational Foundation's Annual Fund, you can designate how you would like your funds to be used:

Donation Categories

Scholarships: The Westmoreland Educational Foundation will provide more than 100 scholarships this academic year to deserving students. Without these scholarships, many of these students may not have the opportunities now available to them.

Under scholarships, you may designate the scholarship that you would like to support or you may select the General Scholarship Fund, which are awarded to students in all program areas. These scholarships apply to tuition, fees and book expenses only.

Equipment/Technology: To keep pace with ever-changing technology and to make available all of the latest innovations for our students, Westmoreland is constantly upgrading equipment and laboratories.

The ability to keep up with the latest technology is expensive, and funds are needed to continue to provide our students with resources to obtain the best possible education.

Greatest Need: Let us determine the area of greatest need as we look to the future and develop new programs.

Make a Donation

Click Here to learn more about the ways to give or call 724-925-4178 to make a donation.

Please ask your employer if your company has a matching gift program. Spouse and retiree gifts may also be matched.