GIVING IN MEMORY OF LOVED ONES
David and Susanne Scott made a generous donation to support the Thomas R. and Cathryn Scott Mathematics Award with a gift of over $32,000 to honor his late mother and father, a former mathematics teacher at Community College of Philadelphia.
In memory of Max Eirich, a longtime English professor at Community College of Philadelphia, Amy and Matt Eirich established the Max Eirich Scholarship with a gift of $10,000.
A faculty member for 41 years before her retirement in 2015, Marcia Epstein made her largest commitment this past spring with a pledge of $30,000 for the Goldschlager Future Teacher Award, a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in education.
GIVING TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS
Quest for the Best is a charitable foundation providing funds to those who are committed to strengthening the common good of mankind. This year, Quest for the Best funded a scholarship for nursing students at Community College of Philadelphia with a grant of $15,000.
Pennsylvania Vision Foundation gave $10,000 for the Vision Benefits of America Opportunity Scholarship to support students in the Ophthalmic Certificate Program. This program of study prepares students to become ophthalmic assistants who will work under the supervision of optometrists or ophthalmologists to provide patient care by performing many different eye- and vision-related clinical functions.
With a pledge of $1 million over five years, the Joseph and Marie Field Foundation established the Joseph and Marie Field Foundation Opportunity Scholarship. Since it began two years ago, the scholarship has been awarded to 145 students. Following the challenges of the pandemic, the impact of the scholarship is especially evident with retention 14% higher for Field students than the general student population. Seven graduates from the first year of funding transferred to four-year institutions, including Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Boise State University, and West Chester University.
Hilco Redevelopment Partners pledged $250,000 to provide annual scholarships for the next decade to Community College of Philadelphia students. The Hilco Helps Scholarship Program will provide scholarships to current, full-time students pursuing an associate degree who reside in five ZIP code areas of Philadelphia. To kick off the annual program, four students were awarded scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.
FOUNDATION RAISES NEARLY
TO SUPPORT MULTIPLE NEEDS
Scholarships & Awards
Supporting tuition, fees, and other direct educational expenses.
Supporting vital College programs, including emergency funds for students; Single Stop services; LGBTQ programs; diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; Center for Male Engagement and more
Supporting improvements and enhancements for spaces, equipment for labs and classrooms, and building needs.
Supporting the areas of greatest need
FOUNDATION DISTRIBUTED OVER $2.7M IN SUPPORT OF COLLEGE PROGRAMS AND STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
41% for student scholarships in awards
59% for program; facilities, furniture and equipment; and special projects