Hudson County Community College Foundation Launches Annual Scholarship Appeal Campaign

Posted: 5/4/2012 10:40:00 AM
Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 or Roger Jones 201-200-1080

Annual campaign donations will provide scholarships for deserving students.

Jersey City, NJ – The Board of Directors of the Hudson County Community College Foundation announced that the Foundation is embarking upon a fundraising initiative to expand the world of possibilities for Hudson County residents.

In April, the HCCC Foundation began its Annual Scholarship Appeal, which is designed to increase the number of scholarships provided to deserving HCCC students.

“Our student scholars include recent high-school graduates, single moms who delayed pursuing their higher-education goals, working men and women who want to provide for their families with careers … not just jobs, and individuals who have been in the workforce and now find it necessary to retool or reinvent their lives,” said HCCC Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone.

Mr. Sansone informed that thanks to the generosity of its donors, the HCCC Foundation has provided more than $1.5 million in scholarships over the years. A donation of $3,200 will fund a full scholarship and $1,600 will fund a partial scholarship. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation,  the HCCC Foundation provides tax-exempt status to contributions.

“We want the members of our community to understand that no donation is too small and every gift is greatly appreciated and will go a long way in helping our students achieve their academic goals,” Mr. Sansone stated.

Established in 1997, the Hudson County Community College Foundation plays an integral role in the development of HCCC students, the College and the community. The Foundation is dedicated to generating financial support for the College and its students, developing and awarding needs-based and merit scholarships, providing seed money for the development of faculty programs, and providing for the College’s physical growth.

Additional information about the Hudson County Community College Foundation and the Annual Scholarship Appeal may be obtained by emailing jsansone@hccc.edu or by phoning 201-360-4006. Information about the College’s Foundation is also available through the College’s website at http://www.hccc.edu/FoundationDonor/.