ERIC Number: EJ896000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 55
More than an Open Door: Deploying Philanthropy to Student Access and Success in American Community Colleges
Romano, Joyce C.; Gallagher, Geraldine; Shugart, Sanford C.
New Directions for Student Services, n130 p55-70 Sum 2010
Philanthropy has shaped American higher education from inception. While religion earns the biggest slice of philanthropy, education runs second and well ahead of other causes. Most community college donations are earmarked for scholarships. Foundation dollars can be used strategically to meet the needs of students who cannot qualify for federal aid: the working poor, foreign nationals, children of undocumented immigrants, abuse victims quietly seeking a way out, or those whose parents handed them off without assigning guardianship. Foundations of community colleges have only recently become part of the higher education landscape, and they present substantial opportunities for the support of student financial needs. This chapter discusses how professionals in student affairs can team with foundation colleagues in important ways to provide development opportunities and resources where they are most needed.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Needs, Scholarships, Private Financial Support, Philanthropic Foundations, Access to Education, Student Financial Aid, Student Personnel Workers, Partnerships in Education, Fund Raising, At Risk Students, Transitional Programs, Cooperative Planning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Support Staff
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