'Community College Daily' Highlights Impact of Fundraising at Tri-C
Story notes how College used multiple gifts of $1 million or more to benefit students
Seven-figure gifts and grants increasingly support the mission of the nation’s community colleges, and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) stands out as a leader in the fundraising field.
A recent story posted by Community College Daily highlighted the impact of gifts at Tri-C and three other community colleges across the country. The articled noted how more and more funders see the importance of investing in community colleges.
Tri-C’s endowment has more than doubled during the past six years while rising from $39 million to $85 million, according to Alex Johnson, the College’s president. Every one of those dollars expand opportunity for students.
The story noted six gifts of $1 million or more to the College in the past few years, including:
- $10 million from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation to establish Tri-C’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center.
- $1.7 million from KeyBank Foundation to enhance and expand public safety education and training programs.
- $1.25 million from the Lerner Foundation to create a veterans’ center.
- More than $1 million from Goldman Sachs for business programming.
- $1 million from The MetroHealth System to launch a scholarship fund and provide seed money to open a Tri-C Access Centerat MetroHealth’s new Institute for H.O.P.E. (Health, Opportunity, Partnership and Empowerment).
- $1 million from Medical Mutual of Ohio for health career programs, scholarships and a new career center.
Johnson noted the work of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation in cultivating relationships that can lead to the gifts that lift programs and change the lives of thousands of students.
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December 09, 2019
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