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Bucks County Community College Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

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.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The skills and confidence I gained at Bucks led to a Ph.D. and two gratifying careers, the second of which led me back to the college, to offer what I could to its tradition of teaching excellence. The Foundation's focus on helping students is laser-sharp, and the integrity of its partnerships adds vitality and empowerment to our entire community.

Liz M.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What does it take to build a centered, successful life and an excellent career? It takes a strong foundation. That is exactly what the BCCC Foundation provides by the work it does for the students at Bucks County Community College and for all who participate at BCCC. Because of its continual guiding presence, the BCCC Foundation continues to develop, nurture and encourage the dreams of those whose lives it touches. As a former student who found her voice at BCCC and now as an alumni council member, I am blessed to be a part of, and also benefit from, this extraordinary non-profit organization.
From many of us who have never said it out loud, thank you for enriching and changing lives in such a positive and life-affirming way. The BCCC Foundation truly makes a difference in the lives of so many with the work that it does.
Liz Murphy
Proud Graduate & Alumni Council Member

David F.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

BCCC foundation does awesome work in engaging past students with current happenings of the university. It's helped me engage with the school as an alumni

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I credit my early experience as a student at Bucks County Community College as the catalyst for my continued academic and professional development which led me to a successful 35 year career as an executive in the Federal Court system. Now in retirement, it has been my pleasure to return to Bucks as a member of the Alumni Council. In this capacity, I am fortunate to witness first hand the incredible impact of the the Foundation’s efforts in creating development opportunities and resources for the student community through its successful fundraising initiatives. The Foundation is to be commended for making a positive difference in the lives of so many in the community.

1 jeckfield

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a phenomenal experience at BCCC. The professors were top notch and exceeded my expectations. They always went the extra mile when I needed any assistance. The campus is beautiful, I was sad when it came time to transfer to finish my degree at a four year university. I was recently honored with an alumni award for community service. It was a honor to sit at commencement in my regalia and watch the class of 2018 graduate. Each student beamed with pride and excitement as they walked to receive their diplomas. Thank you Bucks for giving me such a great platform to begin my academic journey.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience at BCCC! The professors were excellent and gave me a great foundation moving to a four year university. I would highly recommend BCCC to anyone!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bucks County Community College launches students. There I got my confidence that I could get a college degree. I went on to a bachelors degree. Then a MBA at night school Maintained a 30 year career in government. Married. Raised 2 successful Eagle Scouts and men. It all began with Bucks County Community College. Confidence. Affordable and leading edge

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a student and alumn of BCCC and someone who revived a scholarship while attending I can attest to the level of care and dedication the foundation has for its students and mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As President of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC), we've been fortunate to work with the Foundation and College for more than 25 years. Their support for our programs and high quality education for all in Bucks County is unparalleled. We have underwritten scholarships for music students for years, and feel that this is a great way to further both our mission as well as the Foundation's mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for BCCC Foundation at their Tyler Tasting event for many years. It is always a well organized event that the guests enjoy and then seem willing to make generous donations. As volunteers, we know what is expected of us and that staff is always available to answer any questions/concerns. Many of the volunteers are current students and several are past students that have been coming back for years, showing that they support the mission of this organization. The staff is dedicated to their cause and let the volunteers know that we are appreciated.

1 Sam G.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Foundation of the Bucks County Community College is the best foundation that I have ever worked with. The staff knows what they are doing and where they want to take the foundation. I am so impressed with everything that I have been a part with the foundation. I can't wait to see the foundation has the future.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Bucks County Community College Foundation is truly dedicated to supporting students through their educational experience at the college.
An organized, and well engaged alumni council connects current students with alumni who significantly contribute to exciting opportunities for students to work as interns to better the community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm rating this nonprofit from a volunteer's standpoint. My name is Kathy Masulis and I run the Single Volunteers of Bucks County, a local volunteer group in the community. We work with over 30 different organizations throughout the year, performing all kinds of tasks. When we participate in any event for the BCCC Foundation I have no problem getting willing volunteers because our experiences with this group have all been very positive. Their events are well-planned, volunteers are shown respect and appreciation, and the time we spend at their events is always enjoyable. Many of our group have ties to the BCCC through our undergraduate studies, continuing ed courses, family members who attend, or just attending activities that the community college holds throughout the year. We are happy to be part of this organization whenever they have need of us and support them in their endeavors.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

What this foundation does for the Bucks Community is remarkable. They help change lives both in education and personal fulfillment. I am proud and honored to be a part of this school and foundation.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud graduate of the Bucks County Community College and recognize the important role my education and experience at BCCC continues to have in my successful career. Now that I am a member of the Bucks County Community College Foundation, I am proud to promote its mission and raise funds to support students committed to higher education. I can see first hand the impact the Foundation has on countless students and it is incredibly rewarding to know that these students are prepared as I was to begin their careers. From time to time, I meet these students and they are honored to share their educational experiences at BCCC, made possible by the Foundation. The Foundation plays an important role in the success of the college and in turn, an important role in our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I attended BCCC while transitioning from an out of state college to one back home. BCCC not only had the variety of classes I needed to explore, but the resources to understand my vision and career goals. Even though it was one semester, I am thankful for my time at BCCC and always enjoy a reason to visit campus. BCCC is a place to support because it supports so many others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an employee of Bucks County Community College, I have been very fortunate to be able to volunteer with such an excellent Foundation. I strongly believe in giving back and do a lot of volunteering, and I have such respect for this Foundation and all their efforts in making such a difference in the community. The Bucks County Community College Foundation is certainly doing all they can in providing programs not only for students but for the community. We are very fortunate to have this Foundation as part of our college.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with the BCCC Foundation for many years and have found them all to be very engaged and active non-profit professionals.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been Volunteering either the foundation for 9 years as a student of BCCC and as alumnus. Their events help raise funds for scholarships in these difficult finiancial times and Donors enjoy them as well. These events also help businesses who are trying to promote their brands and products by sponsorship.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great staff , making my volunteer time very easy and fun. Very creative in the ways we can raise funds. They truly respect every opinion of the various donors and volunteers.