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ERIC Number: EJ879521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Seize the Moment: A "Perfect Storm" of Rising Enrollments and Anemic Budgets Forces Fundraisers to Get Creative
Blose, Chris
Community College Journal, v80 n4 p14-18 Feb-Mar 2010
While public demand for education and job training--two consequences of a down economy--are at an all-time high, community colleges, many of which face record enrollments, are forced to do more with less. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 39 states report shortfalls for FY 2010; 36 reported cuts to higher education across the board, including community colleges. This lack of financial support at the state level--long the lifeblood of community college growth--raises the question: Can the nation's community colleges satisfy a growing public appetite for their services without adequate fiscal support? This article discusses how community college fundraisers across the country are channeling a higher national profile, tapping new resources and creativity to meet students' needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Louisiana; Michigan; Wisconsin