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Western Nebraska Community College Foundation Receives Donation of $250,000 Donation supports WNCC Works: Expanding the Possibilities Campaign

August 18, 2016
Western Nebraska Community College today announced that it has received a $250,000 gift from Platte Valley Companies. As part of the WNCC Works: Expanding the Possibilities campaign, the gift will support the upcoming renovation of the WNCC Scottsbluff Campus Performing Arts facility, to be named the Platte Valley Companies Performing Arts Center. The gift will also fund workforce development in the panhandle, and help additional student success through scholarships and updated facilities.
 
"We are proud to support WNCC through this gift," President and CEO of Platte Valley Companies Hod Kosman stated. "WNCC is essential to the growth and prosperity of our region. They positively touch so many lives in such a wide variety of ways: education, art, healthcare, sports, workforce training, and the list goes on. WNCC is a dynamic and forward thinking institution evident by this visionary expansion campaign, and Platte Valley Companies is pleased to invest in their future. We are also honored to have the Platte Valley Companies Performing Art Center named for our company; the renovated facility will be an incredible addition to WNCC and will allow the community to have continued opportunities to experience the performing arts right here."
 
Platte Valley Companies is a Financial Services Company that operates in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. PVC has 20 locations across the three states it serves. Platte Valley Companies was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Scottsbluff, Neb. Platte Valley Companies currently employs 44 WNCC alumni.
 
The donation came in the midst of the fundraising campaign for the college, which will extend through the fall of 2016. This year also marks the landmark 90th anniversary of Western Nebraska Community College. The campaign has raised $7,900,000 so far, about 90% of its goal. WNCC joins many community colleges that have launched campaigns to raise private donations and individual giving.
 
"This generous donation will be directly invested in our students through improved facilities and programs," said WNCC President Todd Holcomb. "From updating and expanding the theater space, to creating state-of-the-art practice and classroom spaces for our vocal music and instrumental music programs; this gift will make an enormous impact on our goal of a successful future for WNCC students."
 
About Western Nebraska Community College
For 90 years, Western Nebraska Community College has been educating residents of Nebraska's panhandle. With campus locations in Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney, WNCC offers possibilities for our students, the regional business community, and other partners throughout our 12 ½ county service area. We offer over 70 degrees, diplomas, or certificates. We seek to provide leadership in education while responding to the identified needs of area residents by providing high-quality education and support services accessible to all.
 

About the Western Nebraska Community College Foundation

The Western Nebraska Community College Foundation has been raising funds for the benefit of the college since 1971. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports workforce success, student success, and community enrichment through tax-deductible private contributes for the benefit of WNCC. To learn more about the WNCC Works Campaign and the WNCC Foundation and its many opportunities to give, please visit wnccworks.org or call 308-630-6551.