Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:09am

The JCC Foundation honored Randall J. Sweeney and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation during its annual recognition event in November.

Sweeney was the recipient of the foundation’s John D. Hamilton Award, which was established in 1995 to recognize individuals whose contributions exemplify those of Hamilton, a past president and trustee emeritus of JCC.

Sweeney, executive director of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, completes his two-decade tenure with the foundation at the end of 2017. Sweeney’s involvement in the community is extensive, with service as a board member of local organizations such as the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation and the Robert H. Jackson Center.

Sweeney is a Chautauqua County native, studying at both Jamestown Community College and SUNY Fredonia. Sweeney began his tenure at CRCF in 1997, following a successful career at Quality Markets,

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation received the Community Partner Award.

For nearly 40 years, CRCF has generously supported the mission of JCC, funding scholarships, capital improvements, and special projects. Since 1980, CRCF has provided a total of $531,953 to JCC, impacting students, faculty, and staff.

The JCC Foundation is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1983 to manage contributions made on behalf of JCC and to allocate funds to JCC programs or events that are not included in the college’s operating budget. Funds donated to the JCC Foundation support scholarships, faculty development, cultural events, the acquisition of instructional resources, and special programs for students, faculty, and the community.

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