Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

About the Foundation

Since 1968, the Greenfield Community College Foundation has invested in the dreams of students who work, students who cannot afford tuition, students who cannot travel to other educational institutions—people for whom higher education is otherwise beyond the borders of their personal geographies.

We are committed to supporting the mission of Greenfield Community College—its students, faculty, staff, and alumni—by building relationships and raising funds throughout a service area that encompasses Franklin and Hampshire Counties in Western Massachusetts, and the counties of Southern Vermont and New Hampshire and beyond.

Vision statement

The Greenfield Community College Foundation gathers and manages the resources required to ensure that Greenfield Community College is the nation’s finest small college; a conduit for regional, national, and international philanthropic investment; and an instrument for helping the College to achieve its vision for the future.

Initiatives of particular interest to the Foundation include:

  • Access and opportunity for every student
  • Mutually beneficial strategic partnerships and collaborations
  • Programs to identify and support future leaders
  • Recognition of diversity and the evolving needs of our community

Foundation initiatives

Recent accomplishments include:

The 2019 Annual Fund Campaign. This recent campaign, led by Co-Chairs Lindsay Stromgren and Amy McMahan brought in $1,094,237 in support of students and programs at GCC. This is an amazing accomplishment that helps to fund the mission and values of this extraordinary community college that touches and changes the lives of all in our community who have stepped up to support it.

The Scholarship Award Ceremony. Each May, students, families, alumni, donors and faculty, gather to award scholarships to outstanding students, and to honor those who have so generously provided scholarships to Greenfield Community College. In 2019 over $190,000 was awarded to 127 students.

The GCC Foundation Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting in the Fall attracts celebrated speakers, Foundation members and friends for an evening of review, planning, and inspiration for the challenges of the coming year.

The Annual “Striving and Driving for GCC Scholars” Golf Tournament. The 2019 tournament raised almost $33,000 in unrestricted scholarships. The 2020 tournament will be May 18, 2020.

How your gift to the Foundation is used

Scholarships. The flexibility of Foundation scholarship funds helps deserving students realize their dreams.


Professional development. Foundation funds ensure the continuing excellence of a faculty and staff who are 100% dedicated to teaching and to meeting students’ needs.

Women in Transition Program. There aren’t many safety nets in our society, but the WIT program at GCC keeps women in school with a variety of resources, services and support.

The President’s Fund. Support from the Foundation allows the president to restore programs and services that become victims of state budget cuts.