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About Deanna Green

Scholarship Manager and Development Associate
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

How to Write Strong Responses for the Insight Resume

February 12th, 2024

The Insight Resume is a critical part of our scholarship applications. Each year, the responses we receive help tell the stories of thousands of incredible students. What does “incredible student” mean to you though? Many imagine a straight-A student, an accomplished athlete, a talented artist or an avid volunteer. These are all commendable accomplishments, but …

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National Scholarship Month: Celebrating Local Achievements

November 13th, 2023

November marks National Scholarship Month, a time to reflect on the incredible impact scholarships have on students’ lives. Every award improves postsecondary attendance and completion for students across the board. So truly, this month is a celebration of access and opportunity. While the awareness is national in scope, our focus remains on the extraordinary achievements …

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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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