For over 10 years, the Stanley B. and June L. Rose Foundation has provided generous support for fine arts, nursing, business, and athletic programs at Lower Columbia College.
The Rose family has also helped numerous students achieve their higher education goals and move on to even greater success through annual scholarship support.
This solid belief that education is the key to success led June to honor her late husband with a $1 million donation to the Foundation to support the College’s efforts to construct a fine arts center.
Dedicated in 2008, the Rose Center for the Arts features a 500 seat auditorium, rehearsal hall, art gallery, theatre, lecture hall, classrooms, faculty offices and expansive lobby. Fir and cherry wood paneling enhance the aesthetics and acoustics, along with state-of-the-art variable acoustics, sound systems and lighting.
“LCC’s campus is a reflection of the values held by our local community...this is our college,” said LCC Foundation President Bob Beal.
“June Rose helped create a lasting legacy at LCC, one which will ensure arts, music, and nursing education will be available for our students well into the future.”
Benefactor of the Year
In 2013, the Foundation Board of Directors proudly announced Mrs. June L. Rose as LCC’s 2012-13 Benefactor of the Year.
Mrs. Rose was honored at a Foundation dinner gala on May 18, 2013. As part of this honor, the Foundation dedicated two endowed scholarships in her name for nursing and music students, to ensure her legacy of student support and success lives on.