Dear Ed Coates Memorial Foundation,

As a loyal VCC supporter, you know that education changes lives. We very much appreciate your investment in our students and recognize that it takes a special heart to give. Because of your generosity, more students are afforded new opportunities for a better tomorrow through innovative education at Vancouver Community College.

A day of inspiration, our 2017 Spring Awards’ ceremony marked another milestone for the college and our students.  Family, friends and supporters gathered to recognize extraordinary talents, remarkable tenacity, and creative vision.

Your students, Jessica Fisher and Nir Buchman, were the June 9, 2017 recipients of the Ed Coates Memorial Foundation Scholarship. Unfortunately, Jessica and Nir were unable to attend.

The ceremony photos are online ( and their letters of appreciation have been attached.

Thank you for making a mark in our students’ lives and investing in our community’s future!


Nancy Nesbitt, Director

VCC Foundation