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Funding Pathways - Spring 2019

Dear Friends of the Educational Foundation,

This spring, the HCC Educational Foundation is once again securing sponsorships to support the 2019 Howard Community College Lecture Series. Free to the community, the talks by English and World Languages faculty address topics designed to enhance knowledge about today's world. Persuasion, historical Middle Eastern novels, and how learning names can spark conversation and enrich the multicultural experience. The first lecture, "Argue Like an Ancient Greek" was sponsored by Ken and Linda Solow. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the second and third talks. If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring one of these events, please contact me. You can read more about the Lecture Series below.

While the weather has been dreary, spring is right around the corner, along with two of the HCC Educational Foundation's annual events. The Silas Craft Collegians Dinner at Hunan Manor Restaurant will be held on March 11. In its 20th year, this event raises funds for the Silas Craft Collegians program, helping students like Chester achieve their college dreams. Tickets are still available!

Just a few weeks later is our Vino Scholastico on April 26 in HCC's Science, Engineering, and Technology Building. Join us to sample fine wines, craft beers, and spirits, along with food from area restaurants and desserts created by HCC's culinary students.

This year, Rep Stage, the college's professional theatre in residence, celebrates its 26th year of producing quality theatre while providing educational opportunities with REPartee. The event on May 18 will be in HCC's Horowitz Center and feature cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres followed by top-notch entertainment, to combine elegance and fun into a must-attend event to raise funds for the arts.

I hope you will join us at one of these special events this spring! Thank you for your continued support of the HCC Educational Foundation mission by funding pathways to success.


regional banks partner with HCCHelen Ruther and Marcia Gorrie, Columbia Film Society

For Helen and Marcia of the Columbia Film Society, supporting the local arts programs and students is an excellent opportunity to bring culture to the masses. The Columbia Film Society (CFS) supports local arts programs and an endowment for HCC students. The CFS founders were glad to learn that their endowment supported nine students last year, and they all enjoy the letters from students and recognition from the college. "It's nice to be appreciated," agree Gorrie and Ruther.

Read more about this unique partnership.



hcc lecture seriesLecture Series

On March 12, Dr. Abdelrahim Salih, professor of Arabic, and David Buck, professor of English, will explore historical Middle Eastern novels and how their insight into the past serves to enlighten life today. On April 9, Laura Yoo, professor of English, will discuss how learning names can spark conversation and enrich the multicultural experience. If you are interested in sponsoring either lecture, contact Missy Mattey at 443-518-1970.

Learn more about the Lecture Series or RSVP to attend.




After struggling in high school, Chester wanted to have a strong support system to help him succeed in the world of higher education. With the encouragement of his high school counselor, Chester looked into HCC's Silas Craft Collegians program, which offers small classes, tutoring, and leadership development. Now studying cybersecurity, Chester says the Silas Craft Collegians program and scholarships have made it possible for him to attend and succeed in his courses.

Read more about Chester's experience at HCC, and his future plans.


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Support the HCC Educational Foundation all year when shopping at AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Simply follow these two steps:

Step 1. Go to and select Howard Community College Educational Foundation Inc. as your charitable organization.

Step 2. Shop AmazonSmile and help fund pathways to success for HCC students!

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