Bucks County Community College Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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Tobi and staff are focused on student success through donor support

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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2014

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What an honor that we were able to honor our favorite Aunt and Mother by establishing scholarships in their names !!!

The Bucks County Community College Foundation facilitated this for us. With their assistance, what was general conversation among four sisters became a reality. Their guidance and support was sincere and focused on the best way to allow us to pay tribute to these wonderful women.


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Wonderful organization with wonderful caring people!

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

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2014

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My sisters and I set up two nursing scholarships in memory of
Our mother and our favorite aunt. It gives all of us great joy
When the recipients pass their state boards.
Money well donated.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a chance, it is wonderful the way it is and what it Does

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2014

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They enable those who most need the assistance to pursue an academic opportunity that can help them advance in their lives and career choice. The college serves a diverse area but especially the lower end of the county which has a great need for their services.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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I became a student in 1991. Aced my first class and then proceeded to pursue my degree in American Studies and also a Certificate in Historic Preservation. Soaked everything up like a sponge! Graduated on my Birthday with honors and was student speaker......at the young old age of 50.

I had never attended college. I fell in love with Bucks, the professors, the campus, the students (all younger than me). I volunteered for many Clubs and Organizations and was President of the Honor Society.....one of the greatest thrills of my life. I was embedded in the life at the college.

In the meantime, I volunteered for one of the primo events of the county--The Tyler Tasting Party. I eventually shared the Co-Chair position and then became a member of the Foundation Board and eventually applied for and received a position in the Foundation Office.

I always felt that I had to give back to that school that so changed my life in every way......it was the greatest massage of my brain that I ever encountered......met lifetime friends and professors who also later became my friends......

The college's "main" , Tyler Hall, was my internship for the Historic Preservation courses that I took. I met the Tyler family, researched the architecture, became a member of the Restoration Committee and treated that wonderful French Norman-style mansion like it was my own....scrubbing paneling, giving tours and helping with the fund-raising to keep it in the great condition that it embodies today. One of the greatest Mansions ever built in North American and one of the first to have central air (ca. 1931).

I'm a graduate, a volunteer, a former employee and a dear friend of this wonderful institution. It's #1 on my Priority List of donations and my attention......

The Staff in the Foundation Office @ Bucks, headed by Executive Director, Tobi Bruhn, has grown to be one of the most successful and respected Institutional Development staffs in the State......not just in my opinion.....but others in the non-profit business community acknowledge and share this belief. The Endowment and scholarships have quadrupled and more since Mr. Bruhn was hired.

Bucks County Community College: Has always been the place to know and to grow.......:)

Eileen T. Zolotorofe
Class of '98
Employee 1999-2004
Volunteer: 1991 - forever!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes should be made to the Foundation Office. They may need a little more space, however. How do you enrich such a well-oiled machine?

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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My family has sponsored two scholarships through the BCCC Foundation Office. We wanted to remember our mother and aunt in a way that would have made them happy; helping individuals achieve their goals. The Foundation offers assistance in setting up the scholarships and provides feedback on the student recipients success. Since it is a Community College the scholarship awarded can make a big difference in the student's overall tuition cost.

I strongly urge everyone to consider sponsoring scholarships for students, especially at Bucks County Community College. The Foundation Office offers opportunities for many levels of giving!

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2014

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The staff of the Foundation at BCCC is fantastic! They are highly motivated individuals who have the College's interest and the students interest in mind. They are creative, accommodating and productive. As a donor, this certainly makes you feel that your dollars are being put to good use. I've personally seen the results of their hard work.

My organization regularly provides scholarship dollars to the Foundation and we have been thrilled with our return on investment.

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2014

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