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Capital Community College Foundation and Advisory Council, Inc., founded in 1985 as the Greater Hartford Community College Foundation, was established to support the College in all its endeavors.


Capital Community College Foundation (CCCF), established in 1985 to support Hartford’s two-year public college “in all its endeavors”, serves a key role in creating college access and helping CCC provide a quality, affordable post-secondary education to residents of Greater Hartford.

Students are getting an education here that is vital to a rewarding career. Three quarters of degree seeking students qualify for some form of financial aid.  CCCF makes a difference in ensuring Capital creates more access and delivers an education that changes lives.

The Foundation and its Board of Directors raises funds for scholarships, equipment and program enhancements that contribute to student success. We serve as a prudent and effective steward of annual and endowment funds made possible through the generosity of donors.

That’s why we invite you to learn more about Capital and its programs and to join us in advocating for and supporting Hartford’s community college. For more information e-mail or call 860-906-5102


David McCluskey, Chairperson

The Value of Giving To The CCC Foundation

Capital, with a mission to provide residents with a “quality, affordable education”, lowers the cost roadblock that so many people encounter in pursuit of college. Over 70% of entering Capital students – most of them the first in their families to attend college – qualify for some form of financial aid.  Gifts to the CCC Foundation are increasingly important to maintaining the access mission and to continuing Capital’s tradition as a stepping stone to academic achievement and professional careers for individuals who otherwise would not have the opportunity to go to college.

The Institutional Advancement office seeks to help the College secure external funding from public and private sources in accordance with the College’s mission.

The Advancement office also assists the College’s non-profit Foundation raise annual and endowment funds from individuals, businesses and foundations [See Giving]. Information on grantmakers, funding sources and the proposal development process is available at the advancement office.

Advancement Office’s fund-raising functions include:

  • Identifying government, foundation and corporate funding sources relevant to the College’s programs, initiatives and needs;
  • Developing relationships with outside fund providers and prospective individual and business donors;
  • Preparing grant proposals and providing assistance to faculty and administrators in seeking external support.

The Advancement Office serves as the clearinghouse for all departmental and institutional requests for external funding. Faculty and staff who contact current or prospective fund providers are asked to share information with the advancement office.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to make an appointment with the Director of Institutional Advancement if they are seeking sources of external support for their programs or projects.

All requests for external funds need to be reviewed and approved by the appropriate dean or administrator before submission.

Foundation Board of Directors 2019-2020

David McCluskey  (Chair)
CT Department of Correction

Jorge L. Marimon (Vice Chair)

Thomas M. Wood (Treasurer)
Whittlesey Advising

John A. Perkins
Hartford Public Schools

G.  Duncan Harris (Secretary), Ed.D
Ex-Officio and Capital Community College CEO


Ana Alfaro

Anthony G. Barrett
GHYMCA Wilson Gray Center

Marie Basche
Capital Community College

John H. Driscoll, Jr.
Webster Private Bank

Jodi Greenspan
The Hartford

Florence Johnson

Abdul-Rahmann I. Muhammad
My People Clinical Services

Dennis Sparks
Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center
Trinity Health of New England

George C. Springer, Jr.
Rogin Nassau LLC

Steve C. Taylor
Berkshire Bank

Sharon Thomas


John McNamara
CCC Director of Institutional Advancement and Foundation Liaison

Donna Brown-Roberts
Advancement Assistant


Vivian Nabeta

Interim Director of Institutional Advancement
(860) 906-5103

Donna Brown-Roberts
Advancement Assistant
(860) 906-5171

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