Welcome from the QCC Foundation
"At QCC- We excite, we ignite, we open new vistas of opportunity."
At the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation, we strive to develop and promote resources that advance QCC’s mission. As a gateway to advanced educational and employment opportunities in Central MA the College strives to "make dreams come true.”
During the last several years, under the leadership of Larry Morrison, the Foundation Board has worked in tandem with the QCC Board of Trustees, chaired by Sue Mailman, and alongside the administration of Dr. Gail E. Carberry. This exemplary group conducted a very successful capital campaign, RISE (Regional Investment in Service and Education). The success of RISE has led to the opening of the QuEST Center and its Fab Lab; the development of QCC's downtown campus with its focus on health services; and supported the expansion of academic and training opportunities in our outreach sites in Southbridge, Marlboro, and Blackstone Valley.
As we look to the future, the QCC Foundation Board and the QCC Community are energized by the appointment of Dr. Luis G. Pedraja as our new President. Together, we will build upon our recent successes, to create even brighter futures. To this end, the Foundation Board has taken on the ambitious goal of increasing our endowment from $3 million today to $10 million by the year 2020.
Student access to an affordable education is at the core of the QCC mission. In support of this goal, the Foundation wants to provide the scholarship support necessary for this so that all of our diverse and economically challenged students can become the very best versions of themselves. While we currently cannot fund every student who has a need for support to graduate, our Board has voted to work with all donors, especially alumni, to increase the number of Foundation scholarships each year by 10%.
In addition to capital and scholarship resources, the Foundation also seeks funding for innovative student support services to ensure all students successfully complete their education journeys. For example, the "Brothers and Keepers" program is a best practice model of student mentoring. This program recruits, trains, and matches mentors with male students of color to guide them to academic success and graduation. Impressively, this program recently had a 100% graduation rate for its participants. The Foundation hopes to be able to support more programs like this for all of our students.
We also appreciate the critical role our faculty play in the education and training of each of our students. They provide unique opportunities for student success. To that end, the QCC Foundation supports faculty professional development with grants for training in specialty areas, and attendance at professional conferences and seminars.
So please help us keep the excitement going – and keep the "Vistas of Opportunity" open.
Together we can find the resources to reach these goals.
Moe Boisvert, President
Linda Maykel, Vice President