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

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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Why Scholarships Are An Important Source of Financial Aid

January 13th, 2020

Scholarships are an important source of financial aid for today’s students and their families. What was once seen as a bonus, has now become a critical piece of the financial aid puzzle. Why? Scholarships help narrow the gap between what students can afford and the rising cost of college. There are other factors contributing to …

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Scholarships Open Opportunities for Local Students

December 12th, 2019

Setting records feels good. Even better when you’re providing scholarships that open opportunities for students.

This year, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington saw growing interest in its scholarship program. Students sent in close to 600 applications. Our fundholders responded with a record-setting year of scholarship awards that totaled $749,644.

When comparing this growth to previous years, …

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Specialized Scholarships for Art, Science and Business

April 6th, 2016

As the school year winds down, high school and college students across southwest Washington make a commitment to study specific passions or focus areas. Some graduates register for technical or career schools, while others enroll in community college or university. Each path is uniquely suited to specific goals, but they all share one thing in …

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