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
President: Charlie Eads, Albany
Vice President: Linda Modrell, Philomath
Treasurer: Rosemary Bennett, Albany
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
Jennifer Boehmer, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement
Greg Hamann, LBCC President
Sheldon Flom, VP, Finance and Operations
Andrew Wynings, Director, Development and Operations
John McArdle, Director, Community and Government Relations
Jim Birken, Planned Giving Manager
Linnea Everts, Foundation Coordinator
Calapooia Center, room CC-107
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
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
By 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.