In the early years of the NWC Foundation, acquisition of land to enable campus expansion was a priority. Subsequently, the Foundation continued to promote the growth of Northwest by securing funds to complete many capital construction projects and award student scholarships. Today, the focus includes producing an ongoing revenue stream for the College from both fundraising activities and investment income on endowments.
In 1999 NWC Foundation founder and long time president R.A. Nelson passed the leadership role to his son, Dick, who now serves as the Foundation's second president.
Incorporation: June 2, 1966
- 130 shares of Polaroid stock from Powell banker R.A. Nelson valued at approximately $15,000.
- Purchased land for A.L. Mickelson Field Station
Own 69 acres of land adjacent to campus for future expansion
- Developing the Nelson/Foundation House meeting and reception facility near campus
- Constructed analytical laboratory (since sold)
Constructed Paul Stock Agriculture Pavillion
Assisted in construction of Willard Moyer Computer Center, the Carillon and Nursing Building
Developed water system/funded facility improvements for A.L. Mickelson Field Station
- $19,551,115 (December 31, 2009)