ERIC Number: ED255254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Making Foundations Work.
Graham, Florine R.
The first step in making a community college foundation successful is to evaluate the institution, its programs, the commitment of its personnel, and the difference it makes in the community. If the college is found to be a viable, integral part of the community, worthy of its support, then the groundwork for seeking that support can be laid. The second step is the organization of the foundation's board of directors. Board members should be prominent and respected community leaders from all walks of life, with various skills, who are able to speak with knowledge and conviction about "their" college. The third step is building friends. At New River Community College (NRCC), this step involved raising the visibility of the college in the community through breakfasts, luncheons, and speaking engagements during which college strengths were emphasized and support was solicited. The final step is implementing the fund-raising activities. Charter membership drives; an on-going development program; an annual fund drive soliciting money from college employees, local industries, and alumni; one-on-one visits to industries served by the college asking for support; and a planned giving program are all part of the fund-raising activities successfully implemented or in the planning stages at NRCC. (LAL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New River Community College VA
Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges (November, 1984).