About the Foundation

The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges seeks to advance the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the Colorado Community College System. Specifically, the Foundation actively seeks contributions from public and private sources to make scholarships available statewide, advance key programmatic initiatives, provide training and support for CCCS college foundations, and develop partnerships with community stakeholders to implement state of the art programs that meet the workforce needs of the 21st century.

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Our History

The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges was established in 1987 as a public nonprofit organization. It originally supported the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) in securing funding not typically available to state agencies for vital capital development projects. The Foundation was instrumental in the acquisition of land and buildings at the Lowry Campus, Pikes Peak Community College and Arapahoe Community College. Those initial investments have been invaluable to the economic growth of the community.

Since 1987, the Foundation has made great strides in its mission to support the Colorado Community College System. The Foundation is working collaboratively with business, industry, community college presidents, and foundation directors, and the SBCCOE to meet the needs of students and faculty. The Foundation is also developing strategies to meet the workforce needs of the 21st century.

Our Purpose

To provide an accessible, exceptional higher education opportunity in every community.

Our Goals

  • To provide financial support to Colorado community college students through effective fundraising.
  • To serve as advocates and raise awareness of life-long learning opportunities at Colorado community colleges for all who aspire to enrich their lives.
  • To seek financial support from state, regional, and national funders to implement state of the art programs to meet workforce needs of the 21st century.
  • To advance the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the Colorado Community College System.

Annual Reports

Board of Directors

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Doug Schneider
Chairman Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

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Rick Rush
Vice Chairman Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

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Kathryn Albright
Treasurer Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

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Mike Beasley
Secretary Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

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Presley F. Askew
Board Member FOUNDATION FOR COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGES

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Dr. Patty Erjavec
Ex Officio Voting Member Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

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Christinne Johnson
Board Member Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

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Dr. Nancy McCallin
Ex Officio Voting Member, CCCS President Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

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Julie Mordecai
Board Member FOUNDATION FOR COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Jarry Schaefer
Board Member FOUNDATION FOR COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGES

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John Trefny
Board Member Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

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Carolyn Schaefer Wollard
Board Member Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges