The Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities is dedicated to integrating liberal arts and humanities with the technical programs offered at Spokane Community College (SCC). The center also is a significant way for SCC to contribute to the community's cultural life. The Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities is a place where a community of minds can gather to explore various perspectives and ideas.
In 1997, Dr. Cornelius Hagan established the Hagan Foundation to support charitable initiatives in the Spokane community. The foundation's emphasis is on education. For many years Dr. Hagan and the Hagan Foundation quietly supported literacy and book-purchase initiatives at the Community Colleges of Spokane. This includes the establishment of the Hagan Students' Book Endowment in 1999, which provides assistance to full-time community college students who need help purchasing text books.
Because improving SCC library acquisitions in the humanities is a major emphasis of the center, Dr. Hagan also made a significant contribution to the center's campaign. This donation, coupled with Dr. Hagan's and the Hagan Foundation's generous support of literacy initiatives at CCS, make it very fitting for the center to bear the Hagan Foundation name.