Holiday online auction aids student scholarships


Wendy Patton
Executive Director of the Foundation, (541) 506-6104

October 8, 2021

Columbia Gorge Communty College Foundation launches its first-ever Holiday Online Auction Wednesday, Dec. 1, offering people an early start to holiday shopping while supporting student scholarships.

“More students are returning to Columbia Gorge Community College, working hard to complete their education in spite of the pandemic,” said Wendy Patton, CGCC Foundation executive director. “This is welcome news, but it comes as our capacity to fundraise has been constrained by COVID-19.”

The holiday auction is modeled after the Foundation’s successful online auction this past spring. Bidding starts Dec. 1 and concludes Dec. 4. The Foundation invites sponsors and donations of auction items or experiences.

Bidding will happen on-line. Winners will be notified by email, and may pick up their items at either The Dalles or Hood River campuses.

“It’s a great way to support students’ success and get a jump on your holiday shopping,” Patton added. To donate or sponsor, email, or visit . For information, call Wendy Patton, (541) 506-6104.

“At the CGCC Foundation, we believe our entire community benefits when every student has access to the tools and resources needed to support success in school and in life,” Patton said. “Your financial support allows the foundation to further its mission of building dreams and transforming lives by creating opportunities for lifelong learning. A commitment to education truly affects and improves the lives of people in our community.”