Meet our Donors


Photo of Sheela Murthy Sheela Murthy

Sheela Murthy, a graduate of Harvard Law School is a leader in U.S. immigration law. She is the President and Founder of the prestigious Murthy Law Firm. Her firm’s 80+ dedicated employees help strengthen U.S. companies seeking the best and the brightest workers from abroad.

In 2012, she was honored as an Innovator of the Year and one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs and was named among 2011 Top 50 Most Influential Marylanders. The United Way of Central Maryland also recognized Sheela Murthy as Philanthropist of the Year due to her generous donations to causes in the US and India. Learn more »
Adrian Johnson

Photo of Adrian JohnsonAdrian Johnson, who graduated from then Catonsville Community College in 1985, earned his Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Baltimore and his MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. He is the current Vice President and CFO of MECU Bank in Baltimore.

Since becoming a CCBC Board member in 2009, Johnson volunteered as chair of the Alumni Annual Giving Campaign, encouraging CCBC alumni to support the college. Learn more »

Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation logo Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation

The Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation is a private, charitable foundation established in 2006 through the wills of the late Kathy and Jerry Wood. Despite not having any children of their own, Kathy and Jerry Wood had employed over 3,000 young adults through their businesses and were proud to mentor and guide them to a better future. And they continue that legacy through the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation. Learn more »

The Kresge Foundation logoKresge Foundation

Established in 1924, the Kresge Foundation is a $3.5 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America's cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit and in and around the nation’s cities. Learn more »

National Science Foundation logoThe National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of $7.3 billion (FY 2015), NSF is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing. Learn more »
Goldman Sachs logoGoldman Sachs Gives

Part of the Goldman Sachs corporation, Goldman Sachs Gives is committed to fostering innovative ideas, solving economic and social issues and enabling progress in underserved communities globally. Since 2010, Goldman Sachs Gives has supported need-based scholarships at more than 200 colleges and universities globally and is one of the largest private supporters of such aid in higher education; giving over $1 billion in grants and has partnered with over 4,000 nonprofit organizations in across 80 countries around the world. Learn more »

A. Eugene Hoeper Foundation

Created by the late Bernice Hoeper in honor of her late husband A. Eugene Hoeper, the A. Eugene Hoeper Foundation was a nonprofit organization dedicated to provide support to programs designed to help alleviate extreme loneliness and isolation experienced by chronically ill and home-bound deaf individuals through visitations and Cheer-by-Mail. The organization’s funds also supported respite for caretakers and provided specialized equipment. Learn more »

Romadka Family

Bob and Eleanor Romadka Since the inception of the Essex campus in 1957, Bob and Eleanor Romadka have been staunch advocates for CCBC’s growth and expansion.

Over the years through advocacy, philanthropic support and leadership Bob Romadka and the Romadka family have been instrumental in helping CCBC to construct a new library, create a nursing program, and fund the academic achievement of our students and the professional development of faculty and staff.
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Phillip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation

Established in 2003 to help boost entrepreneurial education and programs, Carole R. and the late Phillip E. Ratcliffe Foundation was the result of Philip’s long and industrious career that began in business and real estate development. He founded the Metropolitan Maintenance Company and was the owner of the Maryland Management Company for more than 39 years. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated millions of dollars to colleges across the nation that promote entrepreneurship education and initiatives. Learn more »

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