President's GreetingDear Colleagues:
Once again, I invite each of you to join me in doing what we do best at CCBC: helping students. On Monday, February 5, we will launch our annual CCBC Employee Giving Campaign. Over the past years, our level of employee giving has grown from $26,000 in 2006 with 280 donors to $136,760 in our 60th Anniversary year from 348 donors. With such generosity shown by our college community and with the economic stakes for our students still so high, we are setting the goal post for our 2018 campaign at the $110,000 mark!
Each year based on our students’ needs, we identify areas most in need of funding for special support. We will continue that practice this year but also ask that you consider directing your gift (or part of your gift) in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the CCBC Honors program. Or you may wish to support another special initiative, a new Allied Health Selective Admissions Scholarship, with contributions to be matched by the Manny and Ileane Smith Challenge Grant. These scholarships will support students in all Allied Health programs, with preference given to Honors Students. More information about this year’s campaign and all of the giving opportunities will be provided on the Daily Post or by email.
No matter the role we play at the college, every day each of us dedicates ourselves to helping, nurturing, educating, and mentoring students. The Employee Giving Campaign gives us the opportunity to show that support in a different way. Thanks to the generosity of many last year, students who might otherwise have had to borrow textbooks or read them in the library could buy their own. Students without transportation could afford to ride the bus. Students who might have had to drop out of their courses for lack of funds had their tuition paid. Our collective gifts have a power that reaches well beyond us as individuals.
If you have been one of the lucky winners of a private parking space for a year or a new television set from last year’s Employee Giving Campaign, you know that helping others sometimes has very tangible rewards. As a special Thank You to those who give at the $250 level or above, I will host a special reception in May.
So please help us make a uniquely positive difference in the lives of our students again this year by joining CCBC’s 2018 Employee Giving Campaign. We welcome small or large gifts. Donor information and forms are available on the website. In addition, an enthusiastic group of campus campaign volunteers is ready to answer your questions and help you complete your donation form. If you contributed to last year’s campaign, the Foundation Office will soon forward a statement to you indicating the fund to which you donated and the amount of your contribution. All 2018 contributions are fully tax deductible in this calendar year.
Dr. Sandra L. Kurtinitis