Anthony Thomas, 30, native of Mississippi, is a soft-spoken man who has wanted to be of service as
long as he can remember. "Even in high school I knew I wanted to help others. If someone had asked
me then what I wanted to do I would have said be a musician, but in the back of my mind I wanted to
be a nurse," he explains. "Nursing offers so much and can take me in different directions. I feel
that it will help me be become more outgoing," says Anthony.
Money has always been tight for Anthony, and there were times he had to be creative with his finances
to make ends meet. In the Winter of 2004, Anthony received help from the WCC Foundation as a recipient
of the Philip and Beulah Elving Scholarship. This assistance made the difference between whether
Anthony and his wife had a place to live or not. He admits that, "Nursing school is very demanding...
it was a time when I sure needed the help." "Beulah and Philip Elving gave the best thing in life that
anyone could receive," Anthony says, "In America, education is the most important thing."
This year's Mardi Gras helped raise more than $100,000 for WCC students. Thanks to all who came out in the snow and slush to enjoy our island warmth. Stay tuned for photos which we will post soon!
Judith Hommel Emergency Fund
Feb 11 2014
The Foundation has received several inquiries about how to make a contribution to the Judith Hommel Emergency Fund. For online gifts, visit the Make a Gift link at the top left of this page. Be sure to note in the "gift designation" box that the gift should be applied to the Judith Hommel Emergency Fund. Read more on Judith Hommel Emergency Fund
Aug 30 2013
We are thrilled to welcome the following sharp and engaging community members to the WCC Foundation board: Stefanie Carter, Kris Good, Jeff Patton, John Petz, and Laurie Wadhams. We are also sad to bid farewell to the following outgoing board members (and we're forever indebted to their service!): Mike Galea, Rene Greff, Carey Jernigan, Soni Mithani, and Maria Thompson.
Meet a scholarship recipient and hear more about what a critical difference receiving support makes.