The Foundation solicits annual unrestricted support through two annual giving campaigns: The Annual Fund (for friends and employees of the College) and the Alumni Fund (for those who have graduated from the College). Both Funds provide unrestricted annual support for the overall mission of the Foundation.
The largest percentage of both Funds goes directly for student scholarships, with additional funds going for faculty support and course development, like the creation of new distance learning courses. A small percentage of the Fund supports alumni and community outreach and volunteer programs, such as the tutors in Westchester Community College’s Academic Resource and Writing Centers.
Annual gifts at the leadership level qualify donors for membership in the President's Council.
information about special programs or purposes, please contact:
Some existing programs that would benefit from a restricted gift include:
Cultural Programs and
The Foundation provides funds for Distinguished Faculty Chairs, Distinguished Visitors, the Center for Faculty Professional Development, and Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards to assist the faculty in keeping current, to promote outstanding scholarship and to help meet the needs of our students and the community.
and On-Line Education
In addition, the Community College is moving to creatively address the needs of working students and of regional employers who wish to provide workplace training by providing courses on-line. Westchester Community College offers over 30 distance learning courses, ranging from Medical Technology to 20th Century U.S. History and two dozen more courses with some distance learning.
On-Line courses offer students easy access to education by limiting the number of hours students must meet on campus at a specified time and allowing students to follow their course of instruction, even including faculty presentations and class discussions, in electronic format whenever their schedules permit.
Native Plant Center
Foundation staff, along with the College’s financial aid counselors, work with student applicants to help meet their financial need through a combinations of scholarship, grants, loans and work study.
Grade Point Average is a primary consideration for the Foundation in making its awards, but it is not the only one. Other factors, such as financial need, special circumstances, and service to the College or community are also taken into consideration, depending on the terms of the particular scholarship.
To apply for a Scholarship or Award, please visit the Scholarships Home Page.