South Seattle College Graduates

Mission Statement

The South Seattle College Foundation's mission is to change lives by providing students with scholarships so they can pursue quality academic and vocational education. We do this through relationship building, fundraising, and stewarding resources.

About the Foundation

The South Seattle College Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3), tax exempt organization, promotes and supports educational programs and training pursuits at South.

The SSC Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of business and community leaders who generously contribute their time and resources to enrich lives, build hope and provide opportunities to fulfill dreams. The SSC Foundation has taken a leadership role in seeking private support to maintain standards of excellence at South.

Board of Directors

Chair - Gene Colin, CEO, Ferguson Construction
Vice Chair - Catherine Arnold, BNY Melon Wealth Management
Secretary - Brandon Sewell, Wells Fargo
Treasurer - Liz Hedlund, Von Harten & Company
Member at Large - Marjorie Alhadeff
Member at Large - Winnie Lee
Past Chair - Keith Schreiber, Schreiber Starling & Lane Architects

board of directors
Back Row Left to Right: Roland Ramberg, Randy Halter, Steve Elsoe, Gene Colin, Randy Irvine, Gary Oertli, Pamela Grinter.
Front Row Left to Right
: Liz Hedlund, Judy Gray, Walter Reese, Scott Robertson, Marjorie Alhadeff, Winnie Lee, Roberta Greer, Diane McCallum.

Kevin Clark, Argosy
Steve Elsoe, Sea Run Advisory Group
Judy Gray
Roberta Greer
Pamela Grinter, Riddle Williams
Randy Halter, Odom Distribution
Nathan Hunt, Amazon
Randy Irvine, Food Services of America
Diane McCallum
Ed Parks, Parks Public Relations
Roland Ramberg, The Gear Works - Seattle Inc.
Walter Reese, Nucor Steel
Scott Robertson, Crown Moving Co. Inc.
Tonya Strozier
Ron Taylor, Capital Industries

Members Emeritus
Jerry Brockey
Brian Comstock
Bob Logue

Contact Information

Robert Smith Building (RSB), Room 01 (See RSB map)

Office hours:
See Hours of Operation

Office Email:

(206) 934-5809

(206) 934-5393, Attention: Foundation

Mailing Address:
South Seattle College Foundation
6000 16th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106-1499


Elizabeth Pluhta
Associate Vice President of College Relations & Advancement

Heather Foss
Associate Director

Erika Sweet
Annual Giving Manager

Elaine Swift
Advancement Services Manager

Danna Culhane
Alumni Relations and Social Media Coordinator

Register for Friends
of the College


Robert Smith Building
(RSB 1)


Monday - Friday:
8 am to 4:30 pm


(206) 934-5809


(206) 934-5393
ATTN: Foundation


Foundation and Development News

July 2012
Foundation Awards

June 2012
Meet Our Donors - Walter Reese

January 2015
Gifts from the Earth