Founded in 1968, the Southeastern Community College (SCC) Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that promotes and encourages support of Southeastern Community College. Directors of the SCC Foundation solicit funds through an annual drive and special events. Gifts received are invested and used for student financial aid and student activities, faculty and staff special projects and professional development. The visual and performing arts and other special needs of the college are met through utilization of these funds. Donors make annual gifts of cash to help meet ongoing student needs; memorial and honor gifts as a tribute to someone special; planned gifts from capital assets; special gifts such as endowed scholarships; and non-cash gifts of real estate, stocks and equipment.
Annually, hundreds of generous and caring donors help to ensure a promising future for Columbus County citizens. As you join them, you can feel pride in knowing that you are helping to change lives, put hope within reach, and make independence and security a possibility for SCC students.
In 2011-2012, aid from the SCC Foundation helped leverage more than $4,321,247 in federal grants, loans, and work programs for SCC students. Students received $164,613 in financial assistance from the SCC Foundation in that same year. On average, over $175,000 is awarded to deserving students on an annual basis from over 75 named scholarships, both annual and endowed. Continuing Education students benefit from a grant awarded to offset the increased cost of skills training courses. Funded educational, social and cultural activities help enrich student lives. The Ambassador Leadership Program, also funded by the Foundation, helps to develop valuable leadership skills in those students selected to serve.
Interest free computer loans are offered, allowing employees to maintain a high level of technical skills. Five hundred and twenty eight loans totaling $843,885 have been made since the beginning of the program in 1989. Professional development opportunities are offered to all full-time faculty and staff through the Foundation’s Professional Development Program. Mini-grants are awarded in order to fund innovative educational projects for students initiated by faculty and staff.
The Richard F. Burkhardt Fine & Performing Arts Series features internationally acclaimed artists at affordable ticket prices. SCC’s Upstairs Gallery offers free exhibits of artwork by area, national and international artists.
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