Bill and Sandy Dunn
Bill and Sandy Dunn had several positive connections to Green River Community College. Sandy was raised on property near Lea Hill and as a child she walked through the forest with her mother on what would later become the main campus. Sandy's father was one of the first drivers for United Parcel Service and he later became of the leading executive officers. Bill Dunn was a career military and met Sandy while he was the ROTC officer at Washington State University. After retiring from the military, Bill and Sandy moved back to the Kent area and raised their family. Bill taught in the Federal Way schools and Sandy served on the Kent School Board. Friends brought them to events at Green River Community College and in the 1980's they made their first gift of $100 to the GRCC Foundation. Bill joined the Foundation Board in 1999, served as president and as chair of the Kennelly Commons Campaign, in honor of his late friend Bill Kennelly. Bill and Sandy were major benefactors to the Foundation as they provided the lead gift needed for the Kennelly Commons, while also creating a matching gift program for the Green River's Project TEACH. Bill and Sandy had also created a charitable remainder trust with proceeds from UPS stock going public, which eventually provided the GRCC Foundation the basis of $1,000,000 to start the Foundation's quasi-endowment which supports operations and programs of the GRCC Foundation. After Bill's passing in 2009, Sandy continues to support GRCC because as Sandy says, "Green River provides access to education and real improvement in an individual's life."