Welcome from the Foundation President
“…the spirit of enterprise…”
As the President of the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation, I am honored to follow in the footsteps of Roland Gauthier and Jim Harrington -- both now Lifetime Directors of the Foundation -- whose pioneering ideas, insight, diligence, foresight and generosity have moved us forward in the spirit of enterprise.
The welcome challenge of raising funds from the private sector takes on a healthy measure of urgency in the face of historically low public investment, even as QCC’s sustained enrollment growth and geographical outreach call for further resources.
My counterpart on the College’s Board of Trustees, Chair Stacey DeBoise Luster, and I readily agree on the value of even closer, still more careful cooperation between the two boards. We recognize that each Board offers the deepening promise of achieving, with excellence, more-demanding goals in active institutional community citizenship, faster.
The Foundation will also count on the enthusiasm of a newly-authorized, diversely-represented, community-based Board of Visitors, led by the wise Paul Kennedy, a longtime officer on the Foundation Board.
How will we take care of business? By engaging the employer and household potential of 650,000 workers and residents in the College’s 45-community service area -- by devoting our efforts exclusively toward multiplying material and moral support for the College’s highest interests -- and by focusing on students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, patrons, ever-present capital needs and, of course, endowment, on the way to building more, better and diverse opportunities.
Laurance S. Morrison, President