About the Foundation

Founded in 1972, the LBCC Foundation is a registered 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting the students and programs of Linn-Benton Community College so that, through the transformational power of education, our entire community flourishes. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation awards more than 300 scholarships to deserving students each year and augments industry-advised teaching tools through equipment and capital support. Because of this doorway to community involvement, LBCC proudly helps more than 18,000 individuals every year achieve their educational goals.

Board of Trustees

  • Officers: 
    President: Charlie Eads, Albany
    Vice President: Linda Modrell, Philomath
    Treasurer: Rosemary Bennett, Albany
    Secretary: TBD
    Past President: Carolyn Gardner, Corvallis

    Dan Bedore, Albany
    Marty Cahill, Lebanon
    Randy Camp, Albany
    Nancy Ferguson, Corvallis
    Nancy Goode, Albany
    Doris Johnston, Albany
    Celeste Krueger, Albany
    Jo Ann McQueary, Sweet Home
    Diane Merten, Corvallis
    Andy Olson, Albany
    Rick Petersen, Brownsville
    George Pugh, Shedd
    Joan Reukauf, Albany
    Dan Segel, Portland
    Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn, Albany

  • Ex-Officio
    Jennifer Boehmer, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement
    Greg Hamann, LBCC President
    Sheldon Flom, VP, Finance and Operations
    Faculty Representative
    Classified Representative

    Foundation Staff:
    Andrew Wynings, Director, Development and Operations
    John McArdle, Director, Community and Government Relations
    Jim Birken, Planned Giving Manager

    Linnea Everts, Foundation Coordinator


LBCC Foundation 
Calapooia Center, room CC-107
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321


Phone: 541-917-4209
Fax: 541-917-4405

Federal Tax ID: 23-7212073
The Linn-Benton Community College Foundation is a registered 501c3 charitable organization. All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


History of Linn-Benton Community College

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History of LBCC bookBy Rosemary Bennett, retired LBCC counselor

Purchase your copy through the LBCC Foundation today!

Hardcover: $35, Softcover: $24
Proceeds benefit the LBCC Foundation Education fund.

The History of Linn-Benton Community College is a culmination of five years of research by the author, Albany resident Rosemary Bennett.

A chronological history written in anecdotal format, Bennett calls on her 36 years of experience as a guidance counselor at LBCC, along with countless interviews with students, staff and administrators, to weave a story about the grass-roots effort of local business leaders and community members who came together to change the landscape and culture of Albany. Bennett tells their story–including the opposition they faced and the support they found in unusual places–to bring a community college to Linn and Benton counties. The college they founded has served more than 600,000 students since its inception in 1967.