Sunday, June 23, 2024

Jim and Kim Richardson receive 2022 Outstanding Friends of the College award

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Wenatchee Valley College President Dr. Jim Richardson and his wife, Kim, were presented the 2022 Outstanding Friends of the College award on Nov. 18. This award recognizes those who have contributed to WVC through financial support or service or a combination of both. The recipient is selected not necessarily by the size of the gift, but by the significance and meaning behind it.

“Jim and Kim’s student-centric philosophy has transformed WVC and the WVC Foundation during their time in our community,” said Rachel Evey, foundation executive director. “Due to their significant contributions, the foundation board of directors immediately wanted to recognize Jim and Kim with the Outstanding Friends of the College Award.”

During their 17 years in Wenatchee, the Richardsons have been dedicated supporters of WVC programs and students, the WVC Foundation’s goals and the regional community. Dr. Richardson oversaw the development of new academic programs, grant programs, and the construction of multiple new buildings. Kim served as a board member of the WVC Foundation, planning events and fostering community connections.

“We know how significant this award is for the foundation. For Jim and I to be chosen, it’s such an honor,” said Kim. “It’s incredible to be recognized alongside so many other names that have made a significant impact on Wenatchee Valley College students.”

The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. The foundation’s mission is to provide

equitable access to education and invest in student success through philanthropy. For

information on how to make a gift to the foundation, establish a scholarship or include the WVC (509) 682-6410, 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Foundation in your estate plans, contact (509) 682-6410. Visit the WVC Foundation website at wvc.edu/Foundation. Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses. To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, title9@wvc.edu. To request disability accommodations: Student Access Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: dial 711, sas@wvc.edu.

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