Foundation annual campaign raises $783,327

July 9, 2010

In announcing the final figures for the Greenfield Community College Foundation’s 2010 Annual Fund Campaign today, Lee Wicks, Co-Chair from Montague, paid tribute to the fundraising efforts of the many volunteer fundraisers and donors. “Once again the community has demonstrated its commitment to GCC and to making it affordable to all who want to attend” said Wicks.

“We began the campaign by posing the question: Where would we be without GCC? We close the campaign with another question: Where would GCC be without the loyal ongoing support it receives every year from generous businesses and individuals? Our heartfelt thanks go out to all who made a donation this year.”

President Bob Pura also expressed “On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of the college, I want to thank everyone who participated in this campaign, one of our most successful.  These are certainly challenging times, but this community has once again demonstrated an enduring commitment to this college and most important to the students we serve.”

More than 1300 donors contributed over $780,000, including 25 who became new members of the Grace Mayers Leadership Giving Society, a group of people who donate $1,000 or more in honor of GCC’s “Founding Mother.” “Amazing results,” said Allen J. Davis, executive director of annual giving, “in any year, let alone in these tough economic times.”

“The gifts that came in the last few days of the campaign,” Davis added, “symbolize the depth and breadth of support for the College; ranging from a $20.10 donation from a member of the Class of 2010 to an anonymous $1,000 contribution by a faculty member.”

“The success of this year’s campaign,” added Michael Nelson, ’01 ’03, Campaign Co-Chair and member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, “once again confirms that individuals and businesses in our region recognize GCC as the gem of our community. GCC is a place everyone loves, and loves to support.”