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About the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation

The mission of the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation is to foster enduring relationships that build advocacy and support of Hudson Valley Community College. It does so, in large part, by securing private funds to supplement the college’s traditional revenue sources.

Since 1983, the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation has provided support for the college and its students. Founded by a dedicated group of volunteers leaders who understood the need for affordable access to educational opportunities, a proud tradition of commitment and caring began and remains today at the core of the Foundation’s mission.

A not-for-profit, independent 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1983, the Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who participate in and oversee the Foundation’s philanthropic activities, which are designed to produce a positive and beneficial impact upon the college, its students, and the communities it serves.

While committed to raising funds for student scholarships, the Foundation secures private resources to provide support for faculty enrichment programs, new and innovative academic initiatives, student development activities, enhanced student support services, cultural programs, equipment purchases, facility improvements, and technology enhancements. The Foundation has supported many initiatives through the generous support and assistance of faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and corporate partners in the community.

Economic uncertainty and increase demands on tax dollars are diminishing public support for community colleges. As a result, community colleges are turning to private philanthropy as a necessary resource to ensure continued excellence in teaching and learning. Faced with dwindling public funding, the college faces the need to diversify funding streams in order to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future and become the leaders of tomorrow.

Philanthropic support to Hudson Valley Community College and its charitable foundation totaled $1,395,008 during the 2008-09 academic year.