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Community Partner Helps Make A Difference for Students In Need

August, 2021
  • The Webster Five Foundation made a $4,000 donation to the QCC Foundation to benefit the QCC Student Emergency Aid Fund.
    From left: President and Chief Executive Officer of Webster Five Bank Donald F. Doyle, QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., Webster Five Foundation Executive Director Monica Thomas-Bonnick and QCC Foundation President Dr. Linda Maykel.

On August 11, President and Chief Executive Officer of Webster Five Bank, Donald F. Doyle, along with Webster Five Foundation Executive Director, Monica Thomas-Bonnick, presented a check for $4,000 to the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation on behalf of the Webster Five Foundation. The donation will help support the QCC Student Emergency Aid Fund. On-hand for the presentation was QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. and QCC Foundation President Dr. Linda Maykel.

“The Webster Five Foundation is helping us to eliminate barriers that prevent student success. This collegiate/community partnership demonstrates the commitment both QCC and the Webster Five Foundation have in making Central Massachusetts a place where everyone can grow and prosper.”

The Webster Five Foundation is helping us to eliminate barriers that prevent student success. This collegiate/community partnership demonstrates the commitment both QCC and the Webster Five Foundation have in making Central Massachusetts a place where everyone can grow and prosper.”

The donation will help to support students in significant need and hardship due to the pandemic. The QCC Student Emergency Aid Fund provides emergency assistance to students who need help with housing, food insecurity, and other life necessities. To date, the program has raised $145,305 to assist over 700 students in need, with each student typically receiving anywhere from $100 to $250. 

The Quinsigamond Community College Foundation's mission is to develop and promote resources that advance the mission of Quinsigamond Community College (QCC); to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality educational and training programs and services to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

“We are pleased to help support the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation and its Student Emergency Aid Fund. This donation will allow many QCC students to continue working towards their degree programs while ensuring they have the resources they need to be successful in their efforts,” Mr. Doyle said.

Visit QCC Foundation to learn more about how to support QCC students through the Student Emergency Aid Fund.

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