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Bucks County Community College Foundation

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Address:

275 Swamp Road Newtown PA 18940 USA

Mission:

To advance the College as a community of excellence and act as a supporting partner in Bucks County Community College's efforts to provide a quality education to all interested and active learners. The Foundation will approach local, regional, and national supporters to create partnerships and raise funds, assistance, and awareness in support of both new and existing educational opportunities.

Results:

- Award more than $250,000 in student scholarships annually. - Provide more than $50,000 in faculty and staff grants annually to enhance the campus and classroom environment through innovative thinking. - Supported campus expansion in Lower and Upper Bucks with $2.25 million.

Target demographics:

the students, faculty and staff at Bucks

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 300 students with the rising costs of higher education by providing more than $250,000 in scholarship assistance.

Geographic areas served:

higher education

Programs:

community events, scholarship drives, and grants that all strive to provide a quality education to all interested and active learners and support both new and existing educational opportunities.

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215-968-8224
www.bucks.edu/foundation

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Reviews for Bucks County Community College Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

As a former professor at BCCC, I saw first hand the difference that the BCCC Foundation made in the lives of our students and the college. They funded scholarships for many who would otherwise be unable to attend college. These students have gone on to become nurses, teachers and productive members of our community. The Foundation also helped the college fund innovative programs and professional development which enrich the quality of services provided to the community. As a retired faculty member, I continue to donate to the Foundation because I can see that my contributions are having a direct effect on the community.

 
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Bucks County Community College and the Bucks County Community College Foundation have been long time partners of mine and my employer, PNC. They are a fantastic organization to work with and they do important fundraising and development for the Bucks County, PA community. On the Foundation side, both Tobi and Jean, and several others, have always been accessible and transparent in their endeavors. We look forward to a continued partnership.

 
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Horizon Services believe strongly in giving back and looks for organizations to partner with that are making a difference in the community. The Bucks County Community College Foundation is certainly doing that with all the different events, education and programs they are providing to not just students, but the community. The staff is hard working, easy to get along with, genuine and passionate about what they do. We hope to continue a long standing relationship with BCCC!

 
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The BCCC Foundation is a FABULOUS non profit that through it's Gateway to Self Sufficiency program works with the Bucks County Opportunity Council to move motivated individuals from poverty to self sufficiency by providing them with education that literally changes their lives. My business is a proud donor to the BCCC Foundation! Every business could contribute and through these scholarships, help turn those in need, to those who contribute...... the next employee, customer, tenant, homeowner, community servant. Keep up the great job BCCC Foundation!

 
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I have been volunteering with the Foundation for 4 years now, and they are a great bunch to work with!

 
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I love Bucks County Community College. I have been involved since it started in 1964 in one way or another. first as a Foundation Board memberuntil my interests took me to restoration work on Tyler Hall and its gardens. In the last fifteen years I have been a supporter of students' efforts.

Considering the size of the college it has always felt very personal and welcoming. No matter how small my contributions may be they are received with a feeling of importance by the Foundation Office. It is a very special place and an important part of Bucks County.

 
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The Bucks County Community College Foundation is a great charitable organization. I have been donating to the BCCC Foundation for the last decade. Tobi’s insightful and thoughtful assistance has made it easy to establish an endowment at the college. I have also worked with him to select the appropriate naming opportunity to honor one of my family members for his decades of service at the college. I simply cannot say enough about the staff and their professionalism, both in how they treat their donors and in how they wholeheartedly embrace the Foundation’s mission.
-Jonathan N.

 
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The Bucks County Community College Foundation has partnered with the Bucks County Opportunity Council for several years to provide scholarships for low income students working towards self-sufficiency. Recently we again partnered to provide reliable transportation to low income people in Bucks County through a car donation program. BCCC, Tobi and staff are invested in the community of Bucks County and strive to provide educational opportunities to our most vulnerable populations.

 
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BCCC Foundation partners with other area nonprofits to create scholarship opportunities for low income students. This collaborative approach helps to serve students most in need and is a strategy recognized nationally as a best practice to help break the cycle of poverty.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I have personally volunteered for various foundation fundraising events. They were all well planned and organized. It was fun volunteering for the events and it was enjoyed by all. One such event was the Tyler Tasting which promoted community support, was well attended, and provided a platform for networking. While volunteering I was able to meet individuals and obtain an internship in my major. The efforts of everyone involved proved to be a success. In my opinion, the Tyler Tasting event was a highlight of the foundation's endeavors in its efforts to raise money for student scholarships. I was one such student fortunate to receive a foundation scholarship. I hope to continue to be part of this great community college and offer my support.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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2 people found this review helpful

As a soon to be bachelor's degree graduate I would like to thanks Bucks County Community College because it would not have been possible without this amazing school's help. I was a fish out of water when I first started there and frankly I drowned a few times but BCCC was always there when I finally found my breath again. I not only received my Associates in Social Work, from Bucks County Community College, I also found my confidence.
The college life is not the only place you are forced to take tests because life is has always and will always test us. Through my class room experience and my interactions with staff and students I believe I am a more confident and thoughtful person. College isn't just an opportunity to learns facts and gain a piece a paper. It is a way to learn about yourself and BCCC allows you to do that at your own pace (and at an awesomely great price.)
I graduated class of 2012 and about two months ago I went back and bought a sweater from their gift shop. I wear it all the time at Temple because I am a proud graduate of Bucks County Community College.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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