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Invest. Impact. Inspire. Campaign for HACC.


Fundraising Campaign Priorities

The HACC Foundation is raising funds for:

Bruce E Cooper Student CenterEmergency Assistance FundsPresident's Fund for ExcellenceScholarships

Digital Campaign Booklet



Fundraising Activities and Initiatives

To achieve our $14-million fundraising campaign goal, we have many activities and initiatives planned. These activities and initiatives are as diverse as our donors. There is something for everyone. Thank you for your support! Together, we are making our communities stronger and changing the lives of HACC students.

Day of Giving Naming OpportunitiesTree Dedication ImageGolf Tournament


Fundraising Campaign Goals

Each campus is responsible for a portion of those goals. The breakdown is as follows:

  Gettysburg Harrisburg Lancaster Lebanon York
Scholarships $250,000 $600,000 $600,000 $250,000 $300,000
President’s Fund for Excellence $200,000 $550,000 $300,000 $200,000 $250,000
Emergency Assistance Funds $50,000 $225,000 $100,000 $50,000 $75,000
Cooper Student Center Renovations   $10,000,000      
TOTAL $500,000 $11,375,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $625,000

Totals Report Final



HACC Foundation Donor List

Many individual and organizational donors  support HACC, the HACC Foundation and the fundraising campaign. We are grateful for their investment in our students and trust in us. The lists of donors from the past several years are available online as well.


Campus Fundraising Campaign Chairs

HACC is fortunate to have community and business leaders spearheading the fundraising campaign. These volunteers are leading the campus-based efforts to achieve the $14-million fundraising goal.

Gettysburg Campus Fundraising Chairs

Gary LaabsGary Laabs, a 2008 graduate of HACC's nursing program and recipient of HACC's distinguished alumnus award, strongly believes in giving back. Gary served as a member of the Gettysburg Campus Major Gifts Committee Leadership team in 2008-09, the Gettysburg Campus Advisory Committee since 2005 and more recently the HACC Foundation Board. He has given of his time to advance and promote HACC in our community and to raise funds for HACC. In addition to HACC, he participates annually in medical mission trips in support of Medical Ministry International (MMI). He chairs the Hanover Area Council of Churches' Healthcare Committee, whose projects include free medical clinics for the needy, flu shots, weekly blood pressure checks and diabetes education and screenings. In 2014, he was recognized for his volunteer work by receiving the first Central Penn Parents' Healthcare Heroes Volunteer Award.

See why Gary believes it is in YOUR best interest to Invest, Impact and Inspire!

Jeff ShafferJeff Shaffer, a 1984 graduate of HACC and recipient of HACC's distinguished alumnus award, is a real estate broker with RE/MAX of Gettysburg, where he had formerly been vice president and co-owner prior to selling the company in 2015. Jeff served as a member of the Gettysburg Campus Major Gifts Committee Leadership team in 2008-09, the Gettysburg Campus Advisory Committee since its inception and is a member of the HACC Board of Trustees. In addition to serving HACC, Jeff has volunteered his time to support Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association, Upper Adams Lions Club and the Adams County Economic Development Corporation.

See why Jeff believes it is a wonderful opportunity to Invest, Impact and Inspire!

Harrisburg Campus Fundraising Chairs

Joseph M. Capita
Joseph M. Capita, served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) in Harrisburg for 18 years. He retired from the organization in 2013. Under his leadership, the annual UWCR campaign expanded from approximately $5,800,000 to more than $11,800,000, and the organization grew from the sixth-largest United Way in Pennsylvania to the third-largest. The UWCR organization also received several four-star ratings, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator for organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Additional highlights of Capita's tenure at UWCR include:
            • Creating the Community Response Fund, a flexible source of money to address community priorities
            • Raising the funds to build a debt-free new headquarters building
            • Creating the Public Policy Committee
            • Reforming the expansion and re-invigoration of the UWCR Foundation
A native of Central Pennsylvania, Capita received an associate degree from HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, a bachelor's degree in History from West Chester University and a master's degree in American Studies from Penn State Harrisburg, where he received that University's Alumni Achievement Award in 1996. Prior to joining the UWCR in 1995, Capita was the executive director of the Lycoming United Way in Williamsport. Previously, he served as associate executive director of the United Way of Broome County in Binghamton, New York; director of planning at the United Way of the Capital Region; and director of migration and refugee services for the Diocese of Harrisburg. His community involvements currently include serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation, the PinnacleHealth Foundation and the Army Heritage Center Foundation. Capita currently offers consulting services in the area of fundraising and nonprofit management.

Trum SimmonsProfessor Emeritus of English Trum Simmons began teaching at HACC in 1971, and during his 40-plus years he taught courses in English composition, literature, communications and the humanities. He also created the courses Women Writers, Banned Books and Introduction to LGBT Studies. He advised the student newspaper, The Fourth Estate, for 40 years and the student- led LGBT Allies organization for 15. He was director of the honors program 1993-96 and president of the Faculty Organization 1982-83 and 1997-99. He was a regular columnist for Harrisburg Magazine 1995- 2005 and now writes for Central Voice. In 2004, he received the NISOD teaching excellence award and, in 2005, he was inducted into the College Media Association (CMA) Hall of Fame for his longtime service to the organization. Trum retired as senior professor of English in 2012 and continues to teach the LGBT studies course on multiple campuses. He also serves on the board of directors of the LGBT Community Center of Central PA.

See why Trum believes it is vital to Invest, Impact and Inspire!

Lancaster Campus Fundraising Chairs

Michael B. Klunk, Ed.D.Michael B. Klunk, Ed.D., started at HACC on July 1, 1972, as the program assistant for the Urban Development Institute. On July 1, 1975, Klunk became the coordinator for the off-campus and evening programs in the Urban Development Institute and was granted faculty rank of associate instructor of history and education. Promoted in August 1979, to director of continuing and community education, Klunk worked to position the College as a leader in continuing education and business and industry education. Klunk was appointed dean of the Lancaster Campus in January 1991 and also became dean of HACC’s Lebanon Campus in July 1993. In 1996, Klunk became a full professor of history and education at the College. In January 2004, Klunk was promoted to executive dean of the Lancaster Campus. Klunk was also responsible for researching, planning and starting HACC's York Center, which is now HACC's York Campus.

Lebanon Campus Fundraising Chairs

Adam GambleAdam Gamble, a 2012 graduate of HACC, is the principle real estate broker and founder of Iron Valley Real Estate. Adam studied business administration and nursing health sciences while attending HACC. After graduating from HACC, Adam worked as an intensive care unit registered nurse with specialties in heart and vascular patients. Continued growth and success in his real estate career ultimately led Adam to focus all of his efforts on real estate, which is his passion. Adam is also an avid aviation enthusiast and pilot.

York Campus Fundraising Chairs

Glenn CaufmanGlenn Caufman, educator, high school administrator and educational consultant, came to York County in 1986 as the principal of Northeastern High School and later the principal of Central York High School. Recognized for his work in curriculum, instruction and educational leadership, Caufman served on various local and state education-related organizations' committees and boards. After retiring in 2004, he continued serving the education community in various capacities. He was the political advocate for the Pennsylvania Association for Curriculum and Supervision, the executive director of York County Alliance for Learning as well as a consultant to several Central Pennsylvania school districts. Caufman serves as a member of the HACC York Campus Advisory Board and member of Governor Wolf's Education Transition Team.

Lori MitrickLori Mitrick graduated from the University of Kansas with a specialist degree in education programming and counseling. Mitrick worked in both the Chicago and Kansas City school districts creating vocational preparedness programs. From 1992-2008, she served as an elected government official in York County. In her capacity as president commissioner of York County, Mitrick was honored with the York County Chamber of Commerce Award (2004), Commendation for Support to Law Enforcement (2005), Friend of York County Economic Development Award (2006) and a Doctor of Laws Honorary Degree from York College of Pennsylvania (2006). Mitrick currently serves as president of the York County Literacy Council Board of Directors and is a director on the York County Community Foundation Board. In addition, she serves on the HACC York Campus Advisory Board.

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