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Fundraising Campaign FAQs

 

The Fundraising Campaign

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.

A campaign is different from regular fundraising for the College, because it has specific priorities and a long-term fundraising goal.

HACC’s fundraising campaign is a comprehensive campaign, raising funds for four priorities - one capital priority (Bruce E. Cooper Student Center) and three intangible priorities (emergency assistance funds, funds for excellence and scholarships). The three intangible priorities have been achieved. The Cooper Student Center is now the College’s area of greatest need.

The five-year fundraising campaign benefits current and future students, employees and the communities HACC serves.

Please visit the Cooper Student Center webpage for more information about the Cooper Student Center and how the project will benefit HACC students.

Please visit the funds for excellence webpage to learn more about these funds.

Please visit the emergency assistance funds webpage to learn more about the emergency assistance funds.

Please visit the scholarships webpage to learn more about scholarships.

The HACC Foundation is devoting its full attention to the College’s area of greatest need: raising $10 million to support the Bruce E. Cooper Student Center.

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.

As an employee, you are an instrumental part of the campaign. You can (1) contribute by completing an employee contribution form (pdf) or by visiting www.hacc.edu/givenow and (2) promote the campaign to your friends, family or professional network.

As a student, you are an instrumental part of the campaign. You can (1) contribute via a completed monetary contribution form (pdf) or online at www.hacc.edu/givenow and (2) promote the campaign to your friends, family or professional network.

The HACC Foundation Board assesses a 1.5-percent administrative fee annually on all Foundation funds to cover its administrative and investment costs. The fee does not change the total of the charitable gift for donor tax purposes.