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Vision:   Good scholarship.
Mission: To secure and manage gifts that provide scholarships and enhance

education for students at Northwest College and the people we serve.  

A committed group of 30 community leaders make up the board of directors for the Northwest College Foundation. A staff of five manages the day-to-day affairs of the foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can view a list of board members here.


The organization was founded by Powell banker R.A. Nelson and incorporated on June 2, 1966. Its first priorities were acquiring land and raising funds for scholarships and capital construction projects. The first gift to the foundation was Nelson’s donation of 130 shares of Polaroid stock valued at $15,000.


Today, the Foundation focuses on producing ongoing revenue for the college from both fundraising activities and investment income on endowments which were valued at $58,368,595 million as of Dec. 31, 2021.

2021 Financial & Giving Information



231 W. Sixth St. | Powell, WY  82435
307-754-6110 or 800-498-3914


Shelby Wetzel
Executive Director
307-754-6110 | Email


Cory Ostermiller
Development Manager
307-754-6190 | Email


Michaela Jones

Alumni & Development Coordinator

307-754-6034 | Email

Dillon Jeffs
Foundation Accountant 
307-754-6039 | Email


Diedre Asay
Foundation Technician
307-754-6096 | Email

Learn more in our current and past Annual Reports. 

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