James and Shirley Rippey Family Foundation
The James and Shirley Rippey Foundation is delighted to join in partnership with the PCC Foundation as Champions for Opportunity. Our parents started the family foundation in 1993 with the mission to support and serve organizations focusing on education and the welfare of children.
We have long believed that our investments in organizations should allow them to do what they know best. In this case, the PCC Foundation will use the Student Success Endowed Fund to ensure that students reach their educational and professional potential as they go on to live and work in our region.
Students who earn degrees or certificates from PCC have greater opportunities to secure living wage jobs or to continue pursuing additional education at a four-year institution. Since we deeply understand that education can help our community members improve their lives, we are thrilled that this fund will help in removing challenges for hard-working students.
Our dad was a big believer in PCC and its ability to help build Portland’s future and we are proud to continue his legacy in this way.