Central Pennsylvania faces important challenges and opportunities that HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, is best positioned to address. The need for a skilled workforce has been cited by community leaders as critical to the region's economic development. Our citizens are not attending college at a rate that can generate and sustain regional prosperity. Therefore, HACC and the HACC Foundation are moving forward with fundraising campaigns to help the region resolve its challenges and capitalize on its opportunities. These campaigns will allow HACC to invest in the future for our region by increasing access and opportunity, leading workforce and economic development initiatives and ensuring access to excellence in instructional equipment and technology that will prepare the workforce.
The purpose of a capital campaign is to raise funds for a tangible product (something you can touch - a building or a piece of equipment, for example). HACC’s fundraising campaign is a comprehensive campaign, raising funds for four priorities - one capital priority (Bruce E. Cooper Student Center renovation) and three intangible priorities (emergency assistance funds, funds for excellence and scholarships).
A campaign is different from regular fundraising for the College, because it has specific priorities and a long-term fundraising goal.
The five-year fundraising campaign benefits current and future students, employees and the communities HACC serves.
The purpose of the campaign is to raise $14 million to support four priorities - the Bruce E. Cooper Student Center renovation, emergency assistance funds, The President's Funds for Excellence and scholarships. The four campaign priorities each have strategic goals that were set after a feasibility study was completed in summer 2014. The Invest. Impact. Inspire. Campaign for HACC - a five-year, comprehensive fundraising campaign - kicked off its internal phase in August 2015 at the six HACC Convocation events and will conclude in 2020.
Please visit the Cooper Student Center renovation webpage for more information about the Cooper Student Center renovation project, renovation timeline and how the project will benefit HACC students.
Please visit the emergency assistance funds webpage to learn more about the emergency assistance funds.
Please visit the President’s Fund for Excellence webpage for answers to frequently asked questions about the President’s Fund for Excellence, such as:
Please visit the scholarships webpage for answers to frequently asked questions about the scholarships priority, such as:
A consultant conducted a feasibility study in summer 2014. Through this study, we determined the four priorities that would be best supported by our community.
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As an employee, you are an instrumental part of the campaign. You can (1) contribute by completing an employee contribution form or by visiting www.hacc.edu/givenow, (2) join a fundraising committee on your respective campus or (3) promote the campaign to your friends, family or professional network.