“As we all know due to COVID-19, many people are struggling and scrambling to get the very basic needs. Many are fighting for their lives, for their families, and many are fighting for daily needs. I am fighting for school. I am in a nursing program and deep in the chambers of my heart I want to be a blessing as a nurse. I want to touch lives and change lives. I want to possess a healing heart and healing hands. And by this microgrant, I am one step closer to that.” — A letter of thanks to Associate Dean of Student Affairs Jason Scappaticci from a nursing student who received a Capital Cares Fund microgrant this year.
On Tuesday, December 1st Capital Community College (CCC) Foundation joins the global movement for generosity that follows the “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” shopping frenzy of the holiday season.
Giving Tuesday is the day set aside to encourage philanthropy and acts of kindness. In 2020 this special day of helping others has taken on more significance amid the pandemic that continues to jeopardize the health and livelihoods of millions of people around the globe and strains the resources of many helping organizations.
For community college students financial and personal burdens have interrupted studies across the nation and Capital is no exception. Since last March the College and its Foundation have been able to respond to financial emergencies with microgrants and to provide laptops for online learning thanks to gifts to the Capital Cares Fund and the Annual Fund.
The value of giving to Capital is evident in the gratitude from a student who received support to repair her car to keep going to classes in pursuit of RN licensure and the nursing profession. “Being granted this microgrant assistance has tremendously helped me reach a dream I have carried for many years. They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I am taking this one step and am hopeful I will find my feet standing at the bedside caring for another young woman – one unique person at a time.”
At Capital Community College donations– no matter the amount – support a mission of educational access and academic success for students who face financial and personal challenges in getting to and graduating from college without debt.
Gifts on Giving Tuesday and throughout the year make a difference and change lives at Capital Community College.
$166 supports a credit hour of study ($1,992 full time tuition per semester)
$286 covers fees and transportation per student each semester
$800 meets the costs of textbooks and learning materials for a year
$50-$750 can provide a Capital Cares microgrant to address hardships and emergencies.
Where Does My Gift Go?
100% of gifts go where donors want. Capital relies on contributions to the Annual Fund to provide a critical margin necessary for new scholarships, tutoring, advising and resources for teaching and learning. Friends may donate securely online or print a Gift Reply Form and return to CCC Foundation, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.
For more information on gift opportunities, the downtown campus and college programs contact John McNamara at the College Foundation and Institutional Advancement Office. Telephone: 860-906-5102 and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org