SWCC Educational Foundation, Inc.

Welcome to the 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


SWCC Educational Foundation, Inc.

Board of Directors


Scott Butcher, Chair

898 Cresswood Drive, Richlands, VA  24641
(276) 791-0540 – cell

Marco Warner, Vice-Chair

P.O. Box 339, Richlands, VA  24641
(276) 345-9120 – cell or (276) 971-5715

Dr. Thomas Wright, Secretary (President of SWCC – paid by SWCC – not Foundation)

57 Highlands Circle, Lebanon, VA  24266
(423) 715-3938 – cell


Jim Boyd

P.O. Box 54, Richlands, VA  24641
(276) 964-4162 – home

Andy Hrovatic    

P.O. Box 42, Pounding Mill, VA  24637
(276) 970-6431 – cell

Lynn Keene

197 Deel Street, Lebanon, VA  24266
(276) 889-0209 – home (276) 971-1298 – cell

Susan Lowe, Executive Director, (Paid by SWCC – Not Foundation)

(276) 964-7304 – office (276) 202-0403 – cell

Fran Minton

1105 Keen Mountain Camp Road, Oakwood, VA  24631
(276) 698-5354 – cell

David Mullins

603 Fairview Lane, Lebanon, VA  24266
(276) 345-4821 – work

Tom Mullins

106 Lands End Court, Piney Flats, TN  37686
(276) 698-1267 – cell

Cathy Payne

500 Country Club Drive, Bluefield, VA  24605
(304) 320-7439 – cell

Foundation Contact Information

Susan Lowe
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Educational Foundation Executive Director
Director of Scholarships & Major Gifts Campaigns

Tazewell Hall, Room T-317
Phone: 276.964.7304

Annette McClanahan
Educational Foundation Office
Business Manager

Tazewell Hall, Room T-317
Phone: 276.964.7347
Fax: 276.964.7531