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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 [email protected]. or call 860-906-5102


Dinora Lopez, Esq., 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.

  • Ana Alfaro
    Eversource and Analeh
  • Anthony G. Barrett
  • Rebecca Betancourt
    Meaningful Journeys
  • Shenika I. Carroll
    Hartford Hospital/NCBNA
  • Alicia E. Charles
  • Dawn Fish
    Dawn Fish Business Solutions, LLC
  • Karen Gilbert
    Capital Community College
  • G. Duncan Harris (Ex Officio Secretary)
    Capital Community College
  • Liza Iturrino
    Capital Community College
  • Dinora Lopez (Chair)
    Ford & Paulekas LLP
  • Jorge L. Marimon
    Aetna retired
  • David McCluskey
    CT Dept of Corrections
  • John A. Perkins (Treasurer)
    HPS Retired
  • Merilee Roussat
    Capital Community College
  • Dennis Sparks
    Saint Francis/Trinity Health
  • Sharon R. Thomas

Capital Community College Foundation advances the academic, economic and personal growth of diverse populations by securing funding to assist the college in achieving its mission and goals through support of programs, scholarships and equipment.

How will Connecticut’s community college consolidation affect your donation? CCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, with assets overseen by a dedicated Board of Directors. You can rest assured that your donation will have maximum impact through direct support to Capital students, programs, and initiatives. To make a donation to the CCC Foundation, click here.

Scholarships and Course Materials

Capital students live complex lives often juggling full time employment, family, and community commitments. Surveys conducted on our students indicate that the number one factor impeding our students ability to complete their degrees is financial struggles. They are motivated, recognize the difference having a degree will make in their lives, however, often don’t have the financial means to stay in school. You can make a huge difference today by providing scholarship assistance to support tuition and fees, textbooks, and emergency micro grants.

Emergency Fund

Often times what seems to be a temporary small financial hurdle can derail a student’s path to graduation. Our CCC Emergency Fund is stop gap support to remove these barriers. Items range from purchasing a laptop to paying a utility bill for the month. Staff ensure that in addition to the short-term relief, students are connected to resources to stabilize the situation long term.

Tools and Technology

Having access to technology – hardware, software, and internet access – should not be a barrier for our students. The CCC Foundation works to ensure students have the technology needed to be successful in the classroom. If you would like to give to support our technology loan program, you can give to the CCC Foundation Technology Fund. The CCC Foundation will also accept lightly used laptops capable to operating Windows 10 and Office 365, and other current educational software.


    Employee Giving

    It’s easy to become a part of the generous community of staff and faculty who give to CCC Foundation. Employees can make one-time donations or give using biweekly payroll deduction. Payroll deduction amounts can be any amount above $2 bi-weekly. Any employee that commits to a donation of $10 or more per pay period for the year will receive a token of appreciation from the CCC Foundation. Employees can designate various funds to donate to – Micro Grants, Equity Center, Hartford Heritage Program, Mentoring Program, Pantry, Scholarship Fund, Nursing Fund, Other. To make a donation, click here.



    Karen Gilbert
    Director of Institutional Advancement
    [email protected]
    (860) 906-5102
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