Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has completed its five-year “Legacy and Promise” campaign, raising a grand total of $63,894,128 in cash and in-kind contributions. The campaign, which had a $30-million goal and honored CPCC’s 50th anniversary, probably has set a fundraising record for U.S. community colleges.
CPCC launched the campaign with the objectives of supporting students through additional scholarships and counseling/advising services, enhancing current instructional programs, developing new programs, and funding specific workforce development initiatives.
“We are extremely grateful to the generous donors who made this remarkable achievement possible,” said Campaign Chair Patricia Rodgers. “Their participation in the campaign is testimony to the broad recognition of CPCC’s importance to our community. Through their generosity and vision, these donors will help guarantee future generations of students are afforded needed opportunities.”
Since its founding in 1963, CPCC has educated and trained more than 1.5 million people. Today, the college serves more than 70,000 individuals a year, making CPCC one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Carolinas.
“We are grateful to the Charlotte community for its generous support of the campaign and for its recognition of the important work being done by the college in Mecklenburg County,” said Tommy Norman, president of the CPCC Foundation. “The campaign’s success will benefit thousands of students through expanded scholarship resources and new and enhanced instructional and career-training programs. The return on donor investment will be significant.”
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