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SWCC Educational Foundation, Inc.

The Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation was founded in 1981 as a means of seeking needed funding for the college and students. The Foundation’s purpose is to support the mission of the college and to help meet the needs of and provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. The Foundation is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors representative of community leaders.

Since 1981, the Foundation’s assets have grown significantly, which has enabled the Foundation to provide thousands of financial scholarships to deserving students from the college’s service region of Buchanan, Dickenson (partial), Russell and Tazewell Counties. Gifts of cash, securities, bequests and trusts, equipment, and services have been provided by individuals, families, foundations, and service organizations.

The SWCC Community Center is the result of the $7.5 million Fulfill the Vision campaign funded by the private sector, and numerous gifts have been provided expressly for faculty and staff professional development, instructional equipment, cultural programming, endowed faculty chairs, and special events for students and the community.

All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible within the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Service.

Foundation Related News

September 25th | 2023

There is still time to register for the Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation’s 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Classic on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at the Tazewell County Country Club.

July 20th | 2023

As you stroll around the sprawling campus of Southwest Virginia Community College, one unique feature may capture your attention – the intriguing brick sculptures embellishing several of the buildings.

SWCC Educational Foundation, Inc.
Board of Directors


Scott Butcher, Chair
Scott Butcher, Chair
Marco Warner, Vice-Chair
Marco Warner, Vice-Chair
Dr. Tommy Wright, Secretary
Dr. Tommy Wright, Secretary


Jim Boyd
Jim Boyd
Andy Hrovatic - No Photo
Andy Hrovatic
Lynn Keene - No Photo
Lynn Keene
Fran Minton
Tom Mullins
Tom Mullins
Cathy Payne - No Photo
Cathy Payne
AJ Robinson - No Photo
AJ Robinson


Susan Lowe
Susan Lowe, VP of Institutional Advancement, SWCC
Stacy McGhee, Executive Director
Stacy McGhee, Executive Director, Foundation
Randy Rose - No Photo
Randy Rose, VP of Finance & Administration, SWCC
Karen Brown - No Photo
Karen Brown, Business Manager, Foundation

Foundation Contact Information

Stacey McGhee
Executive Director, SWCC Educational Foundation

Tazewell Hall, Room T-317
Phone: 276-964-7351

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