Foundation Background

The Highline College Foundation was established in 1972 as a nonprofit corporation to receive and invest contributions that support students, educational programs and services of the college.

The Board of Directors are business and community leaders that contribute their skills, financial resources and time to help the college meet critical needs. The Foundation strives to connect with the community to meet vital needs not met through public funding.

We believe, when you attend Highline, you get more than just a course — you start on the road to your dreams becoming reality!

College Background

Highline College was founded in 1961 as the first community college in King County. It serves approximately 18,300 students and has more than 350,000 alumni.

Highline offers Associate of Arts and Science degrees that provide preparation for transfer to four-year colleges or universities, along with Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees and/or certificates in approximately 40 professional-technical education programs that prepare students for work. Highline also offers pre-college education, short-term training programs and community education.

Meet the Staff

Josh Gerstman

Vice President for
Institutional Advancement
(206) 592-3705

Ashley Smith

Executive Assistant for
Institutional Advancement
(206) 592-3642

Sharon Vail

Director of Philanthropy
(206) 592-4139

Tatyana Andreychenko

Foundation Operations Manager
(206) 592-3392

Tanisha Williams

Scholarships and Alumni Relations Program Specialist
(206) 592-3212

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs the Highline College Foundation, making policy for the Foundation and managing its financial assets. As the Foundation's main purpose is to assist the College in its efforts to provide educational opportunities of the highest level, the Board's major activities will concentrate on obtaining support for the College from both private and corporate sectors. Our board is committed to growth and development. We are currently engaged in learning on anti-racism, diversity equity and inclusion. We use Clifton StrengthsFinder to better understand our members unique skillsets and attributes. And we are committed to reflecting and representing the communities we serve. If you’re interested in learning more and getting involved, please contact us at Foundation@highline.edu.

Board Members

Arnessa Belin Program Manager BECU
Sherri Chun Faculty & Business Division Chair Highline College
Moira Fulton Retired Faculty Highline College
Patsy Gayda Vice President GESA Credit Union
Susan Landgraf Retired Faculty Highline College
Perisha Milikich Senior Accountant Brantley Janson
Richard Mockler Co-Owner Marina Mercantile
Kevin Morin Director, Regional Operations Starbucks
Diana Sample Branch Manager KeyBank
Angela Sheffey-Bogan Distinguished Alumni (2019) & Educator
Larissa Sklar Financial Advisor Edward Jones
Toni Swenson Director of Nursing Operations St. Anne Hospital

Highline Foundation Officers

President Kevin Morin
Vice President/Board Development Chair Larissa Sklar
Treasurer Perisha Milikich
Secretary Susan Landgraf