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Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges

Educating Colorado's Future

The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges 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.

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. The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges retains 5% of all current use gifts or 100 basis points annually on endowments for programs and operations.

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.

Foundation Board of Directors


Mary Spillane
MARY SPILLANE
Chair
Director of Community Investment, Mountain West Region, Comcast
Fred Colen
FRED COLEN
Vice Chair
Portfolio Manager, ArrowMark Partners
Dr. John Trefny
DR. JOHN TREFNY
Secretary
President Emeritus, Colorado School of Mines
Christine Johnson
CHRISTINNE JOHNSON
Treasurer
President - Human Resources, Firstbank Holding Company
Kathryn Albright
KATHRYN ALBRIGHT
Executive Vice President at Umpqua Bank
Michael Beasley
MICHAEL BEASLEY
President, 5280 Strategies
Dr. Lance Bolton
DR. LANCE BOLTON
President, Pikes Peak Community College
Janice Fritsch
JANICE FRITSCH
President, Kenneth King Foundation
Chancellor Joe Garcia
JOE GARCIA
Chancellor, Colorado Community College System, Ex Officio Voting Member
Zaneta Kelsey
ZANETA KELSEY
Founder, Transparent Solutions
Richard Rush
RICHARD RUSH
Community Volunteer
Hanna Skandera
HANNA SKANDERA
Community Volunteer
Doug Schneider
DOUG SCHNEIDER
Vice President of Marketing, Credit Union of Colorado
Carolyn Vitale
CAROLYN VITALE
Vice President of Education, HCA Continental Division

Foundation Staff

J. Adam Cermak


Executive Director




720.858.2898

Sophie Greenfield


Manager of Foundation Programs and Operations

720.858.2802

Sarah Jeno


Director of Major and Corporate Gifts


720.858.2902

Erin Allen


Foundation Assistant



720.858.2903

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