About Deanna Green

Deanna Green

Deanna joined the Community Foundation in 2018 to lead the scholarship program and assist with grant program management. She is passionate about igniting potential in people and works with donors and organizations to provide equitable opportunities for students pursuing higher education.

Prior, she directed the college program and coordinated academic enrichment and mentoring for more than 20 years with I Have a Dream of Southwest Washington. There she partnered with donors, school districts and community agencies to increase graduation rates and help first generation students and their families navigate college.

Deanna was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington and is a graduate of Clark College and WSU Vancouver—receiving her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the latter. She continues to enjoy the sights and sounds in her hometown of Ridgefield, spending free time with her family and friends, attending community events and taking spontaneous drives through the Columbia River Gorge.

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Recent Posts by Deanna Green

Students Succeed During COVID-19 With Self-Care and Supports

January 19th, 2021

Students have so much talent, and this year they’ve added self-care and support to their long list of skills in order to succeed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Within a month of the first reported cases in Washington state, nearly all postsecondary education was virtual. Amazingly, most students successfully continued pursuing their academic goals despite the shifting landscape of COVID-19. Now, …

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Students Share Tips for Thriving in COVID-19 Classes

January 14th, 2021

The pandemic is top of mind for everyone these days, and many students I work with have shared tips for in class during COVID-19. 

Whether you’re wondering how to maintain your grades or stay in good health, who better to ask than a student? Seriously, the tips were so good that they inspired me to make …

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Equitable Scholarship Awards Support Extraordinary Students

January 5th, 2021

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s General Scholarship Fund was established to help expand access to postsecondary education through equitable scholarship awards.

By design, this fund provides opportunities to exceptional applicants who narrowly missed the requirements for another scholarship award. After culling this pool of aspiring students, our selection committee looks beyond the standard merits and metrics presented on paper. Personal barriers, extracurricular responsibilities and …

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Pay for College: Best Practices for Stacking Financial Aid

February 20th, 2020

When it comes to paying for college, the process can seem overwhelming at times and getting started can feel like the hardest part. To help you prepare for the unknown, we’ve put together a guide for stacking financial aid options depending on your unique situation.

First of all, it’s never too early — or too late …

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