Giving Tuesday: Think Globally, Act Locally

Support Hartford’s Community College

“Growing up in inner city Hartford, the youngest of twelve children, college seemed out of reach. Capital Community College not only afforded me the opportunity to obtain a college education but also gave me my career in nursing….I applaud the community college concept and wanted to give back to the college that once helped me….”

Madelaine (Boucher) Binner , Class of ’77

Giving Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. 

The value of supporting Hartford’s community college is unmistakable in the words of Alumna Madeline Binner, an early graduate of Capital’s associate degree in nursing, who “wanted to give back to the college that once helped me” and “gave me my career in nursing.” Her past generosity and the contributions of alumni, friends, businesses and organizations have paved the way for thousands of other graduates to advance academically and reach career goals.


Capital students await their diplomas at the 2021 Commencement.

Almost two years into the pandemic this special day of helping others has taken on more significance. Covid-19 is a crisis that continues to threaten the health and livelihoods of millions of people around the globe and strains the resources of many helping organizations.

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.

Six Ways To Give Back On Giving Tuesday

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. 


 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: 


About @ Capital

A weblog for alumni and friends of the Capital Community College Foundation, Hartford, Connecticut active from 2009 to 2022, Comments and information pertaining to the College and College Foundation are welcome. John McNamara (Editor) Director of Institutional Advancement and Foundation Liaison Retired.
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