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Thank you for your interest in supporting CNCC’s students and programs!

With a gift of any size to the CNCC Foundation you help provide accessible, affordable, quality educational opportunities that can set CNCC students firmly on the path to a better future. We offer a variety of ways to give to help you achieve your charitable goals.

If you have questions, please call Keely Ellis, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement/Foundation Director 970-675-3216 to explore other giving options.

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The CNCC Foundation Board: Pictured top row (l) to (r): Ron Granger, Diane Sizemore, and Jo Ann Baxter. Bottom row (l) to (r): David Rice, Ann Brady, and Margie Joy.  Not pictured: Karol Bullen, Rachel Gates, Angela Johnson, Dr. Stephen Swymer Sam Tolley, and Larry "Bud" Striegel.


The Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation was formed in 1979 to expand the college's resources through grants, corporate/individual gifts, and special fundraising events. The Foundation exists to ensure the financial sustainability of the college, a vital institution in Northwest Colorado.


The Foundation’s mission is to use ethical and effective fundraising practices to support CNCC in its commitment to provide accessible, affordable, quality education. Foundation support enables CNCC to:

  • Enhance Current Instructional Programs
  • Develop New Instructional Programs
  • Improve College Facilities
  • Offer Student Scholarships
  • Fund Special Projects outside of the scope of traditional funding sources

Foundation Board

The Foundation is governed by a voluntary board of business and community leaders from across Northwest Colorado and the country.

Current Board Members

Ann Brady

David Rice

JoAnn Baxter

Diane Sizemore (Vice Chair)

Karol Bullen

Dr. Stephen Swymer

Ron Granger (Chair)

Sam Tolley (Treasurer)

Angela Johnson

Larry "Bud" Striegel (Emeritus Member)

Margie Joy (Secretary) 



Foundation Board Meeting Dates

January 12, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00pm March 22, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00pm
May 10, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00pm July 12, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00pm
September 13, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00pm November 8, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00pm

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Executive Director of Institutional Advancement/Foundation Director
Phone: (970) 675-3216

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.