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The Annual Campaign for JCC

Together, JCC and the JCC Foundation face three compelling challenges: academic excellence, access to higher education, and capital resources. We work together and with the close support of our donors to meet this three-pronged challenge through The Annual Campaign for JCC. Every dollar committed to The Annual Campaign for JCC is both an economic and a human investment. Our promise to our students is to connect them to their goals by providing challenging educational experiences in a caring environment. When you make a gift in support of the JCC Foundation, you’re helping us fulfill our promise so that our students can fulfill theirs.

 

The Case for Support

Together, JCC and the JCC Foundation face three compelling challenges:  academic excellence, access to higher education, and capital resources. We work together and with the close support of our donors to meet this three-pronged challenge through The Annual Campaign for JCC.

 

Academic Excellence

JCC is committed to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence and providing financial support to students with exceptional talent and leadership potential. By encouraging top students to begin their education here, we not only enhance Jamestown’s competitive position but we also prepare these students to become future community leaders.

Need: Current-use funding for USA Scholarships. 
Goal: Fund 15 scholarships, $58,260.

Funds are allocated from the JCC operating budget each year to cover USA Scholarship expenses that are not met by currently endowed funds. Gifts made in this category will be used to immediately provide USA Scholarships to qualifying students. The USA Scholarship provides first-time, full-time high school Regents graduates ranked in the top 20 percent of their graduating class with up to four semesters of NYS resident tuition not covered by JCC tuition waivers or by PELL, TAP, or PHEAA grants.

Access to Higher Education

Many students each year fall between the cracks of existing financial aid programs. Without financial support, many students cannot begin or continue their education. The JCC Foundation is deeply committed to providing all qualified and deserving students in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania the opportunity to attain a JCC education — regardless of their financial status.

Need: Current-use funding for a new President's Achievement Scholarship Fund.
Goal: $5,000 
Gifts to this new fund will be used to provide tuition scholarships up to $500 to first-year students who are not eligible for JCC’s USA Scholarship program and during their high school careers have demonstrated signs of exceptional ability in these areas:  arts, humanities, music, science, sports and athletics, or leadership skills in their high school extracurricular activities or through community service experiences.

Need: Current-use funding for the Workforce Development Scholarship Fund.
Goal: $5,000 
These gifts will be used to immediately provide Workforce Development Scholarships to students who are considered long-term unemployed with the intent of retraining these students and providing them with an employable skillset. 

Need: Current-use funding for the Veterans Scholarship Fund.
Goal: $5,000
Scholarship amounts will vary depending upon the amount of financial assistance given to a student from other sources, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.These gifts will be used to immediately provide Veterans Scholarships. These need-based Scholarships will be given to veterans, those currently serving on active duty or on reserve status, their spouses, or their children or dependents.

Need: Current-use funding for the Global Scholarship Fund.
Goal: Fund 10 scholarships, $5,000
These gifts will be used to immediately provide Global Scholarships of $500 per year for up to two years to eligible students. These scholarships provide students with life-changing experiences by enabling local students to study abroad and by enabling eligible students to come to JCC from all over the world. 

Unrestricted Giving

The JCC Foundation collaborates with the college to meet future challenges, and is therefore committed to providing resources that foster superior education and service to JCC students. Unrestricted gifts to the Annual Campaign for JCC provide the JCC Foundation with the flexibility necessary to address the most important unmet needs of our students and the college as a whole. Unrestricted gifts to the Area of Greatest Need are used college-wide. The JCC Foundation will work with college administrators to assign these gifts appropriately.

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Give to JCC

Every dollar committed to The Annual Campaign for JCC is not only an economic investment in our community’s future — it’s also a human investment in the future of each student.

Contact the JCC Foundation

Jamestown Campus
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)

800.388.8557 x1010 or 716.338.1010
foundation@mail.sunyjcc.edu