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Your support for scholarships through the Tri-C Foundation changes lives and helps to transform the region, one student at a time.

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Honoring the memory of Jeffrey Tuma

Honoring the legacy of Jeffrey Tuma

Tri-C Foundation is grateful for gifts in memory of Jeffrey Tuma. His tremendous legacy exemplified service and commitment as a mentor and leader to Tri-C students, faculty, the College, and the Greater Cleveland community.

For nearly 30 years, Jeff positively impacted the lives of students by inspiring a love for the study of logic, critical thinking, and ethics as a tenured assistant professor of philosophy at Tri-C. He championed the humanities working with our Mandel Scholars program, served as president of Tri-C's American Association of University Professors chapter, helped lead the College's Robert L. Lewis Academy of Scholars, and lent his experience and expertise to many Collegewide academic and mentoring initiatives. Gifts in his memory will support the Jeffrey Tuma Student Emergency Fund.

Don Pilch

Scholarship Spotlight

The Ohio Desk/Don Pilch Endowed Scholarship Fund 

The Ohio Desk/Don Pilch Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Don Pilch, a valued former sales manager for Ohio Desk who was known for his enthusiasm, friendship and warmth. Ohio Desk is Northeast Ohio’s leading provider of premier workplace solutions including custom interior design services, move and asset management, furniture and architectural products, and rental services. Since 2008, this scholarship has supported students enrolled in nursing or other health career programs at Cuyahoga Community College.

Don’s wife, Katie Kern-Pilch, began her career at Tri-C West in the early 70s. That educational experience led to a scholarship to Baldwin Wallace College, a master’s degree, and work in education, medicine and administration. She returns to Tri-C as a guest lecturer to encourage others toward careers in health and human services.

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Making a Difference for Students

Tri-C Foundation President, Megan O'Bryan, talks with WKYC about helping meet student technology needs for students. 

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Your Impact

Your Impact

Tri-C is a driving force for the economic prosperity and future of our region. Your support for student success through the Tri-C Foundation is an investment toward a thriving Northeast Ohio now and for years to come.

Did you know.... 49% of Tri-C’s student population is eligible for the Pell Grant, indicating high economic need. Even through Cuyahoga Community College is the most affordable institution in the state of Ohio, without scholarship support, many students would not be able to afford the cost of tuition. 

Students earning degrees and credentials from Tri-C can move themselves and their families from poverty to prosperity.

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Office of Resource Development & Tri-C Foundation

Cuyahoga Community College Foundation is a separate 501 c(3) organization established in 1973. The mission of the Tri-C Foundation is to provide resources for advancing student success at Cuyahoga Community College and to transform the lives of those Tri-C serves. The vision is to ensure Tri-C has the resources needed to help every student learn, thrive and succeed and to create a prosperous community for all.

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