A Message from the President -
Once again, I invite each of you to join me in a special activity to do what we at CCBC do best: helping students. On February 4 we will launch our 2013 CCBC Employee Giving Campaign, renewing the theme of “Employees Giving Forward.” Over the past few years, our level of employee giving has grown from $26,000 in 2006 to $125,000 in 2012. With such generosity shown by our college community and with the economic stakes for our students still so high, we are setting the goal post for our 2013 campaign once again at the $100,000 mark! Interestingly enough, as a result of the NEH Challenge Grant, we are already well on our way to reaching that goal with over $42,700 already committed.
No matter the role we play at the college, every day each of us gives ourselves over to the task of helping, nurturing, educating, and mentoring students. The Employee Giving Campaign gives us the opportunity to show that support in a different way. Thanks to the generosity of many last year, students who might otherwise have had to borrow textbooks or read them in the library could buy their own. Students without transportation could afford to ride the bus. Students who might have had to drop out of their courses for lack of funds had their tuition paid. Our collective gifts have a power that reaches well beyond us as individuals.
So please help us make a uniquely positive difference in the lives of our students again this year by joining CCBC’s 2013 Employee Giving Campaign. Small or large gifts are all welcome. Donor information and forms are available. In addition, an enthusiastic group of campaign volunteers is ready to answer your questions and help you complete your donation form. If you contributed to last year’s campaign, the Foundation Office will soon forward a statement to you indicating the fund to which you donated and the amount of your contribution. All 2013 contributions are fully tax deductible in this calendar year.
Anyone who has had a private parking space for a year or who will now watch the Super Bowl on a new television set from the last year’s Employee Giving Campaign knows that helping others sometimes has very tangible rewards. As a special Thank You to those who give at the $250 level or above, I will also host a special reception on May 9.
NEW BEGINNINGS CAMPAIGN
This year we are continuing to include the CCBC Catonsville Hilton Mansion Renovation Fund among our donor selections. The following links provide information about the college’s New Beginnings Campaign and the wonderful opportunity afforded by the NEH Endowment Match Grant to increase the value of each designated pledge or donation by 50 percent. The Campaign—which has already exceeded $500,000—will support the renovation of the Hilton Mansion, provide endowment support for the Global Education Program, and provide a living classroom experience for CCBC’s Hospitality Program. The New Beginnings Campaign comes equipped with naming opportunities on all three campuses, a lovely way to commemorate or remember a loved one or colleague. Please contact Mr. Kenneth Westary or Ms. Ann Marie Thornton in the Office of Institutional Advancement for information about these opportunities.
As members of an academic community, we all play a role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of education at CCBC. The Employee Giving Campaign is an excellent opportunity to illustrate the generous spirit of our college community and the commitment of our staff to make a difference in the lives of our students. With a mission like ours, a $100,000 goal should be an easy mark. Wouldn’t it be grand if we again surpassed our goal for the seventh year in a row! Please join us in making a measurable difference again this year.