The DCC Foundation

The DCC Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of up to 33 individuals from the community at large and one representative from the DCC student body in addition to ex-officio members. One-third of at-large membership turns over each year, with a limit of three successive three-year terms.

DCC Foundation Board

Mission

The mission of the Dutchess Community College Foundation is to raise funds to provide scholarships and support for important initiatives that will have a significant and measurable impact on the students, faculty and staff of Dutchess Community College.

Scholarship Aid from the DCC Foundation
In addition to the various types of financial aid available to students from governmental and non-governmental sources, the DCC Foundation administers various types of local scholarship aid.

Scholarships for incoming freshmen
The Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence is for full-time incoming freshmen who have graduated from a Dutchess County high school in the top 10% of their class. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition for two consecutive years (four semesters) of full-time study at Dutchess Community College.

Additional scholarships for incoming freshmen are available. For a full list and application, please visit www.sunydutchess.edu/scholarships.

Scholarships for continuing and graduating students
The DCC Foundation also offers scholarships to our continuing students (24+ credits) and graduating students. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of private donors. Applications are available during the spring semester of each academic year. The scholarships, which range from $500-$4,000, are awarded at an annual Honors Convocation in May to approximately 170 second-year and graduating students.

Alumni Affairs

The DCC Foundation serves as a vital link between all alumni and Dutchess Community College. It works to facilitate communication and sponsor a wide variety of programs and benefits for alumni that foster a spirit of loyalty, involvement and lifelong commitment to the College. With the support of our loyal graduates and many friends, DCC continues to be a leader in Community College education. For more information, call the DCC Foundation at (845) 431-8400.

Organization Background

The DCC Foundation was incorporated in 1975 to advance the mission and goals of Dutchess Community College. It became a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation in 1984 with assets totaling $280,069. As of August 31, 2015, the Foundation’s assets total $10,005,071. This growth provides for scholarships and grants in excess of $400,000 each year.

In addition to scholarships, the Foundation also supports endowed chair programs and sponsors a variety of special programs to support the College’s mission. The Foundation has become an integral part of DCC’s drive to maintain excellence and to improve the educational experience of all students.

We are able to do this through the generosity of our alumni and friends that have made the DCC Foundation a philanthropic priority. Additional funds are raised by our annual fund, major gifts and special events programs. This support makes a measurable difference financially for our students.

Officers:

Carol L. Gordon, Chair

Jim Fedorchak '67, Vice-Chair

Marty Triola, Treasurer 

Ellen L. Baker, Secretary

 

Members:

Julie R. Audia

John W. Mazzetti

Kip Bleakley O'Neill

Susan McClelland Boyce

Paul P. Calogerakis, III '78

Michelle M. McCourt '87

Michael Campagna '11

Linda Melton-Mann

Dennis M. Dengel '71

Christian Meyer

Carl L. Denti

Vincent J. Miller

Ryan Fohl

Vincent Nunziato

Raymond J. Freda '88

Richard Reitano

Jacqueline Goffe-McNish

Kimberley S. Williams

Bernard Handel

David Wise '80

Stacey Langenthal

 

 

 

Pamela Edington, DCC President, ex-officio

Betsy Brown, '64, Trustee Liaison

William F. Anderson, Assistant Treasurer, ex-officio

Diana L. Pollard '97, Assistant Secretary, ex-officio

Linda M. Beasimer, Recording Secretary, ex-officio

 

DCC Foundation Personnel

(845) 431-8400

Diana L. Pollard '97, Executive Director

Burnelle Roser, Assistant Director

Martha Russell '01, Developmental Assistant

Michele Ann Romano, Secretary