CCC Foundation

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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.

CCCFAC goals
  • Establish annual and long-term financial goals for institutional advancement
  • Raise funds for scholarships, facilities and equipment, books and educational materials, faculty and curriculum development.
  • Serve as a prudent and effective steward of annual, endowment and capital gifts donated to the College.
  • Increase awareness of the College and promote broad public participation in its educational, cultural and community activities.
  • Advise and support the President in the development of credit and credit-free programs that are consistent with the goals of higher education in Connecticut.
  • Advise and assist the Board of Trustees to meet the educational and training needs of business, industry and communities.
  • Serve as advocates with other volunteers at the state legislature and executive branch of state government.

Fulfill any other obligations of a regional Advisory Council, as set forth in the Connecticut General Statutes 10a-73, as amended

How to Change A Life

Capital Community College welcomes contributions to its nonprofit foundation which formed in 1985 to support the College “in all its endeavors.” Take these steps and consider the following options to make a gift:

  • Make out a check to the Capital Community College Foundation, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
  • Consider a gift in honor or in memory of someone.
  • Designate a professor or staff member who had an impact on you. Send a gift in his/her honor.
  • Designate a gift to the annual scholarship fund which helps pay tuition and college costs for students who face economic obstacles.

View/print the Annual Fund Gift Reply Form

  • Set up a special scholarship for students majoring in what you did to encourage them to pursue a career in that occupation.
  • Consider a gift to one of the existing named annual or endowment funds.
  • Put your name or someone else’s name on one of the College ‘s Main Street “Windows to the Future” which benefits the 21st Century Endowment Fund. Minimum contribution is $1,000.

Name a classroom or laboratory in honor of an individual, business or organization. Naming gift opportunities for facilities begin at $10,000.

SocioEconomic Benefits

“The college enriches the lives of students and increases their lifetime incomes. It benefits taxpayers by generating increased tax revenues from an enlarged economy and reducing the demand for taxpayer- supported social services. It contributes to the vitality of both the local and state economies”¹

  • Capital Community College (CCC) contributes an estimated $107.5 million to the region’s economy from its operations and student productivity and employment. The estimate includes $18 million in wages, salaries and benefits and an additional $89.5 million in earnings off campus.
  • Students enjoy an attractive 24% annual return on their investment of time and money.
  • For every $1 a student invests in a CCC education, he/she will receive a cumulative of $6.85 in higher future earnings. The payback period to recover all costs is 6.1 years.
  • For every full-time year a student attends Capital Community College he/she will earn an additional $4,420 per year. Over 30 years a graduate of an associate degree program will average $265,200 in higher earnings.
  • In the aggregate, Capital graduates and students (all exiting students) earn $6.8 million in higher earnings per year for every year they are in the workforce.
  • The community benefits from improved health and reduced welfare, unemployment and crime, saving an estimated $1.5 million per year.
  • Taxpayers see a real money “book” return of 7.7% on their annual investment in the college and recover all investments in 14.5 years.
  • Every dollar of state tax money invested in CCC today returns a cumulative of $10 over the next 30 years.

¹Source: The Socioeconomic Benefits Generated by Capital Community College: Executive Summary June 2004. M. Henry Robison and Kjell A. Christophersen. CCbenefits, Inc.