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 $38.2 million as of Dec. 31, 2018.

2019 Financial & Giving 


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


Tawnya Peterson
Alumni & Development Coordinator
307-754-6034 | Email


Sue Woods
Foundation Analyst
307-754-6039 | Email


Cindy Jacobs
Foundation Technician
307-754-6096 | Email

See more in our recent Annual Reports. 

231 West 6th St
Powell, WY  82435

307.754.6110 or 800.498.3914

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