CCBC’s landmark campaign raises $57.3M

New Beginnings: The Campaign for CCBC – has exceeded expectations, taking in $57.3 million -- surpassing the $42 million goal set when it began in 2010. To date, this is the most successful campaign in the college’s history.

The New Beginnings campaign was CCBC’s first comprehensive public/private campaign. At the center of the campaign’s silent-phase was the goal to raise $1 million to establish an endowment for the Center for Global Education and provide $500,000 in seed funding towards the rehabilitation of the historic Hilton Center located on the Catonsville campus. This goal was met through securing a $500,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the generosity of a host of CCBC faculty, staff, alumni, corporate and foundation partners.

The campaign went on to secure over $9 million for STEM education and careers, $6.2 million for Workforce Development programs, $3.2 million for Healthcare programs, $8.5 million for student support programs and scholarships and $12.4 million for Community Education programs and the Arts.

Additionally, CCBC’s community of supporters stepped up to give like never before with first-time donors contributing over $4.1 million toward the campaign, alumni contributing an unprecedented $3.1 million and corporate, foundation and institutional partners supporting the campaign with an astonishing $12.4 million.

Of the money raised, 37 percent is designated for student support, 48 percent for program support, 7 percent for facilities, 5 percent for the community and 3 percent for faculty and staff support.

“The outstanding generosity we received from our supporters is unprecedented in our history and will provide a lasting impact on our students, academic programs, faculty members and community,” expressed CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “We are well-positioned to continue changing lives and serving the community because of the philanthropic contributions of those who believe in our mission.”