CCBC concludes most successful fundraising campaign in college’s history

Aug 28, 2017 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

Landmark campaign raises $57.3M to support CCBC programs and scholarships

Baltimore County, MD — Community College of Baltimore County’s fundraising campaign — 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 $1million 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.

“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.”

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.

”Ultimately, New Beginnings was about securing resources to enrich the lives of our students and the community; however, it was also about strengthening relationships between CCBC and those whose lives have been touched by the college in some way,” said Ken Westary, CCBC vice president of Institutional Advancement. “With students, alumni, employees, retirees, former colleagues and board members taking part, New Beginnings has helped CCBC foster an environment of giving.”


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