Henry Ford Community College Foundation exceeds fund raising goal, raises $1.5 million

Henry Ford Community College Foundation exceeds goal of raising $1 million.

Dearborn, Mich. – The Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) Foundation raised nearly $1.5 million in charitable support during the 2010-11 academic year, significantly exceeding its goal of $1 million.

“The hard work of our Board of Directors over the course of the last year has really paid off, resulting in such a great success. This is the result of the relationships the board and the College have cultivated throughout the years. The College also benefited from some unexpected support primarily through bequests and planned gifts,” said John Lewandowski, executive director of Development for HFCC.
The HFCC Foundation was established in 1982 as a tax-exempt organization for the explicit purpose of raising funds in support of the College’s mission of providing affordable and accessible educational opportunities to area students and residents. The Foundation is led by a 21-member voluntary Board of Directors comprised of area business, labor and community leaders who share a passion for quality education for all. The Office of Development serves as the gateway for all philanthropic activities and funds for the HFCC Foundation and the College.

“Given our difficult economy, exceeding our goal of $1 million speaks very highly of our donors and their commitment to the College. On behalf of the college community, I extend my heartfelt thanks to all of those who contribute to the support of our academic programs and our students,” said Dr. Gail Mee, president of HFCC.

The mission of the HFCC Foundation is to create awareness and generate support for HFCC by building sustainable relationships with such constituencies as business, civic and community leaders; alumni; corporate educational partners and philanthropic foundations; and individuals of influence and affluence, to encourage investment in and advocacy for the College. Through its efforts, the Foundation promotes awareness and enthusiasm for HFCC throughout the community.

For more information about the HFCC Foundation, please call 313.845.9620 or visit http://www.hfcc.edu/foundation/.