About the Bates Technical College Foundation

Contact Us

Erin Zeiger
Executive Director of Resource Development
253.680.7251

LeAnn Dreier
Foundation Specialist
253.680.7160

Location Downtown Campus, Rm A332


Our mission

Bates Technical College Foundation exists to support student and program success by securing resources through building community relationships and awareness.

Who we are

The Bates Technical College Foundation was established in 1993 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization by a small group of committed volunteers. Over the years, the Foundation has grown and now has a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers, and two college staff. In 2007, the Foundation took a significant leap forward, establishing its first endowed scholarship. Today, the Foundation has significantly increased its endowed scholarships. The Foundation awards over $125,000 in students scholarships each year and also supports the college through providing program support, mini grants, equipment donations, exceptional faculty awards, and more.

Donor Bill of Rights

The Foundation strictly adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights.

Foundation Financials

The Foundation's fiscal year operates from July 1-June 30. The Foundation is audited annually. Donor information is not shared with or sold to individuals or organizations. To see the foundation's IRS Form 990 or audited financial statements, please email us for a copy.

Bates Foundation Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors oversees all operations of the Foundation, including financial management, fundraising, special events, policy direction and strategic planning. The Board meets five times per year.

Officers

  Linda Jadwin, Chair

  Vacant, Vice Chair

  Debbie Winskill, Secretary

  Greg Markley, Treasurer

Members

  Charlie Aleshire

  Debra Goodrich

  Mike Grunwald

  Mike Jones, DVM

  John Murphy

  Toby Murray

  Jeff Pickering

  George Thornhill 

Ex Officio

  Dr. Lin Zhou, President

  Erin Zeiger,  Executive Director of Resource Development

  LeAnn Dreier, Development Specialist

Bates Technical College Foundation