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Northwest College Foundation



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.RA and Dick Nelson

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

First gift: 

  • 130 shares of Polaroid stock from Powell banker R.A. Nelson valued at approximately $15,000.  

Land transactions/holdings:

  • 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                  

 Major building projects:

  • 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)