HFCC Foundation’s 1938 Society recognizes donors

DEARBORN – The Henry Ford Community College Foundation hosted its annual 1938 Society & Friends Donor Dinner Oct. 18, in honor of donors who have supported the college and its students throughout the years.

A. Reginald Best, HFCC executive director of Development, served as the master of ceremonies. Attorneys Frederick Hoffman, a 1971 HFCC alumnus, and James Stokes – two of the college’s long-time donors – spoke about the importance of providing scholarship opportunities for students at HFCC, and about donor accessibility and capability.

The two men have established a scholarship for gay/lesbian/transgendered students involved in community affairs.

“We saw that this underserved community could benefit from financial aid, as well as mentoring and networking support that we hope will grow among the scholarship recipients over a long period of time,” Hoffman said.

HFCC President Stan Jensen the commitment of HFCC donors is impressive.

“In my first year as president, I have been impressed and humbled by the dedication and generosity of the people who support HFCC,” he said. “I am honored to lead the college into its next 75 years. The best is yet to come.”

Monetary donations made to the foundation support HFCC initiatives and programs, such as capital and equipment needs, new and enhanced facilities, scholarships, new academic programs, and workforce and career training/development.

To recognize philanthropic support, the HFCC Foundation established the 1938 Society, whose membership includes major donor-giving clubs:

• The Henry Ford Legacy Circle (bequests and planned gifts).

• Life Members (cumulative giving of $25,000 or more).

• Endowed Scholarships ($10,000).

• The President’s Circle and the Scholars’ Club (annual gifts of $1,000 or more).

“HFCC has been the beneficiary of the generous support from a loyal and growing number of donors and benefactors since it was founded in 1938,” Best said. “Now as we celebrate the college’s 75th anniversary, members of the 1938 Society & Friends are distinguishing themselves through their ongoing, generous support.”

To learn more about the HFCC Foundation, go to https://foundation.hfcc.edu or call 313-845-9620.