Investing in higher education drives a strong economy

Tribute Campaign honors Kim Herman for his dedication to independent colleges and affordable housing

Join the staff of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) and Washington Higher Education Facilities Authority (WHEFA), plus friends around the nation, in recognizing Kim Herman with a special tribute gift. Mr. Herman is retiring as the founding and continuing executive director of the Housing Finance Commission since 1983 and WHEFA since 1994. He is also the recipient of the 2020 ICW Stanley O. McNaughton Leadership Award, the association’s highest award.

All tribute gifts will be pooled to create a named or endowed scholarship* in his honor.

*Should pooled gifts fall below established minimums, all contributions will be applied to an existing scholarship fund of his choice.

The Power of Partnerships

For more than 60 years, ICW has promoted educational opportunity through policy engagement, programs, and fundraising partnerships. We are dedicated to helping students pursue their college aspirations, and Washington achieve its postsecondary attainment goals.

Every day, we work to promote the essential role of private, not-for-profit, liberal arts based colleges and universities in bringing quality and diversity to Washington’s higher education ecosystem.

Join us in ensuring the next generation’s success.



Click here for our 2018 Partnership Publication




Be a force multiplier for the next generation’s success. To invest in student success, contact the ICW Development Office.

ICW is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Kris Gonzales
Vice President for Advancement

Independent Colleges of Washington
600 Stewart Street, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-4494


Privacy Policy