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The HCC Educational Foundation (HCCEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that provides funds for scholarships, grants and programs that benefit the college. Established in 1978, the HCCEF's mission is to improve lives and create opportunities by funding pathways to student success.

Contributions to the HCCEF are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. One hundred percent of gifts go to support the scholarship, endowment, or program of the donor's choice. All administrative costs are covered by the college to ensure that all of the money raised goes directly to scholarships or to advance and support the programs and facilities of Howard Community College.

  • Current Board Members

    Board Officers

    Name Company
    Mary Cannon, Chairperson Mary Cannon & Associates, LLC
    Alexander Ruygrok, Vice Chairperson Bouland & Brush, LLC
    Kathleen Hetherington, Secretary Howard Community College
    Sean Keller, Treasurer Freedom Consulting Group
    Kenneth Solow, Assistant Treasurer Pinnacle Advisory Group, Inc.


    Name Company
    Jonathan Ahn, Esq. Attorney
    Nancy Calder, Faculty Liaison Howard Community College
    Charlie Camp M&T Bank
    Alison Canning Morgan Stanley
    Allen Cornell NAI Michael
    Matt D'Amico Design Collective
    George Doetsch Apple Ford Lincoln
    Kevin Doyle, Trustee Liaison  
    Sean Hough Sandy Spring Bank
    Mark Kelehan Harkins Builders
    Vivian Lawyer VML Coaching, LLC
    Benjamin Mobley PNC Wealth Management
    Eric Regelin GRANIX, LLC
    Danielle Smith Baltimore Gas & Electric
    Quentin Smith Praxis Engineering                              
    Allen Stott Chesapeake Corporate Advisors, LLC
    Robin Thomas BB&T Wealth
    Barbara Van Winkle Nancy Adams Personnel

    Executive Director

    Name Company
    Missy Mattey Howard Community College

    Standing Committees

    • Executive
    • Finance and Investment
    • Nominating

    Ad Hoc Committees

    • Silas Craft Collegians Fundraiser at Hunan Manor
    • Vino Scholastico
    • HCC 5K Challenge Race
    • REPartee
  • Annual Report
  • Recognition Societies

    Scholarship assistance is a life-changing gift.  The HCC Educational Foundation relies on the generosity of the community to assist in providing scholarship opportunities that help students get there from here.  Regardless of the size of the gift, the foundation appreciates every contribution and recognizes all donors in the college's annual report.  The following giving societies are established for donors at the $1,000 level and above..  

    • Legacy Society (Planned Gifts)
    • President's Circle ($100,000 or more cumulative lifetime giving)
    • 1970 Society ($25,000-$99,999)
    • Pathway Society ($10,000-$24,999)
    • Scholars Society ($5,000-$9,999)
    • Partners in Success ($2,500-$4,999)
    • Circle of Friends ($1,000-$2,499)
  • Employee Giving Campaign

    As a community, HCC employees continually answer the call to help co-workers and students through the employee giving campaign, where funds are directed to the HCC Educational Foundation. Make your gift now or contact the development office for more information at 443-518-1970 or

    Read Cheryl Reynolds' story

  • Grants

    The HCC Educational Foundation partners with college faculty and staff to apply for funding grants based on the needs of the college and community.  Currently, these areas are identified as priorities: STEM, cyber security, health sciences, the arts, workforce development, underrepresented populations and entrepreneurship initiatives. 

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