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QCC Foundation Gives a High Five of Gratitude to Donors

April, 2019
  • High Five - Shirley Dempsey and June Vo
    QCC staff members and graduates Shirely Dempsey (L) and June Vo (R) give a high five during National High Five Day.

Quinsigamond Community College “high fived” its way in making the dream of higher education a reality for more people. On National High Five Day (April 18), donations made to the QCC Foundation in increments of $5 were matched dollar for dollar. The daylong event raised a total of $2,000, which was doubled to $4,000.

All gifts on High Five Day went into the QCC Foundation lifelong scholarship fund, to help more students attain their dream of attending college. This one-day of matched giving was designed to make charitable donations go further. The lifelong scholarship fund is placed in the endowment and held in perpetuity, with 50% of the net income awarded to students annually. Endowments help to guarantee a financial future for QCC's mission of educating students and is an important source for scholarships at a time when less than 30% of QCC's budget is funded by state appropriations.

“In honor of High Five Day, we asked all QCC alumni to celebrate the day by giving a ‘high five and $5’ to support the QCC Foundation’s efforts to bring affordable, quality education to everyone in our community,” said QCC’s Executive Director of Advancement, Karen Rucks. “Thanks to all who donated.”

For more information or to learn how you can still donate, visit QCC Foundation.