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Funding Pathways - Spring 2018

It was another record year for the Howard Community College Educational Foundation, thanks to the generosity of so many donors like you. We ended 2017 with the President’s Gala on December 2, which raised over $200,000 for student scholarships! Presented by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, the black-tie affair attracted more than 600 guests and celebrated the grand opening of the Science, Engineering, and Technology Building, as well as Dr. Kate Hetherington’s 10th anniversary as president of the college.

We look forward to hosting the ever successful and delicious Silas Craft Collegians Dinner, presented by Hunan Manor, on Monday, March 5. I hope you will join us as a guest of this event and enjoy a delectable Chinese dinner buffet, or maybe commit to becoming a Silas Supporter this year. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for guests with a great meal and for students with funds raised to support scholarships.

On Friday, April 27, we will host our annual Vino Scholastico wine tasting event. This year, Jay Youmans, master of wine, will explain the mysteries of wine varietals during the pre-event. Don’t miss this educational, entertaining, and engaging event by purchasing tickets or becoming a sponsor.

The Silas Craft Collegians Dinner and Vino Scholastico are just two ways you can help raise scholarship dollars while enjoying the company of friends and feasting on good foods and wine. Your involvement in these events is key for student success as the college continues to serve more students. I hope you will continue to support the HCC Educational Foundation’s mission of funding pathways to success in whatever way has the most meaning to you. Thank you.


regional banks partner with HCCRegional Banks Partner with HCC to Develop Bilingual Training Course

This 10-week training program made an impact on its participants, and ended with 4 students being hired by local banks. Learn more about this program and the participating banks.




scholarship forestCelebrate Earth Day with a Gift to the Scholarship Forest

Looking for a way to honor someone special this spring? Consider a gift that not only helps students, but helps our planet. In celebration of Columbia’s 50th Birthday, the college created a “Scholarship Forest” on campus, planted with 50 trees donated by the Howard County Government.

Each tree is eligible for naming with a gift of $1,000, and a plaque inside Duncan Hall will list all of the donors who purchased trees. The funds will be placed in the Columbia 50th Scholarship Forest Endowment, and scholarships awarded from the endowment will help students in the Rouse Scholars program who are Howard County residents with financial need. You can purchase a tree or make a donation here.

lecture series logoJoin Us for the SET Lecture Series!

Have you ever wondered what you can learn from your DNA? Maybe you have a great idea for a new technology app, but have no idea how to make it a reality? Or, you’ve always wanted to explore the fate of the stars and the universe. HCC professors will be answering these questions, and more, in a series of lectures this spring. Thank you to sponsors, Ken and Linda Solow and Freedom Consulting Group. These events will be held in the Catherine Joan Cochran Community Room in the Science, Engineering, and Technology Building. Learn more about the events, and reserve your spot!

Giving makes a difference! Your support helps students along their pathways to success.