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Recognition Societies

These distinguished individuals and organizations generously provide vital support to HCC students through leadership and commitment to the college's mission.

  • Legacy Society

    Recognizes those who have made legacy gifts, such as bequest, that invest in the future of students who will be tomorrow’s pillars of society. 


    Estate of Vivian “Millie” Bailey

    Brandon Bellamy

    Nancy Caplan

    Christopher J. Cherry

    Michael J. Cherry

    Estate of Lillian Veronica Cunningham

    Michael and Joanne Davis

    Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan*

    Estate of Renee Gier

    Lawrence and Barbara Greenfeld

    Estate of Edward and Marcia Harris

    Susan Hellenbrand

    Dr. Kathleen Hetherington

    Ann Kienlen

    Kenneth and Marie Kittelberger*

    Estate of John J. Langan, Jr.

    Valerie Lash

    Benay Leff

    Dennis and Melissa Mattey

    Patrick* and Jill McCuan

    Ken and Dorothy Plantz

    Estate of Elsa Orley Ponce

    Mary C. Ratcliffe

    Alan and Judy Ratner

    Steven Sachs

    Estate of Margaret Schoenbrodt

    Kenneth and Linda Solow

    Todd Thompson

    Estate of Thomas James Truby

    Barbara Van Winkle

    Stephen* and Brenda Walker


  • President's Circle

    Recognizes those who have partnered with the foundation in building relationships to promote the college and have a lifetime donation of more than $100,000 to support HCC students.

    Bank of America
    Apple Ford Lincoln
    Baltimore Gas and Electric
    Vivian C. “Millie” and William Harrison Bailey*
    Dr. Lillian Bauder
    Boyer Gilbert Family Foundation, Inc.
    Yolanda and Frank Bruno
    Cardoni & Waddell, LLC
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
    Clarence and Marti Carvell
    Coca Cola Refreshments, Inc.
    The Columbia Bank/Fulton Bank
    Columbia Film Society
    Community Foundation of Howard County
    Cosmopolitan Incorporated
    Ellicott City-Columbia Lions Club
    Galbraith-Winer Family Trust
    Cheryl Griffin
    Rand Griffin
    Edward and Fern Hamel
    John and Kathleen Hetherington
    JoshuaOneNine Foundation
    Hamel Builders
    Harkins Builders
    Helen Pumphrey Denit Charitable Trust
    The Paul and Ellen Gaske Foundation
    Wilson and Ann Hoerichs*
    The Horizon Foundation of Howard County, Inc.
    Peter and  Elizabeth Horowitz
    Howard Bank/First National Bank
    Howard County Arts Council and the Howard County Government
    Howard County General Hospital, a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Howard Hospital Foundation
    The Howard Hughes Corporation
    HRLD Foundation - David & Debra Huber
    Bob and Bach Jeffrey
    The Kahlert Foundation, Inc.
    Kaiser Permanente
    Kenneth and Marie Kittelberger*
    Elizabeth and Ken Lundeen
    Lundy Family Foundation
    M&T Bank
    Mangione Family Foundation
    Maryland State Arts Council
    Patrick* and Jill McCuan
    MedStar Health
    Mercedes-Benz of Silver Spring
    Merritt Properties
    Rebecca Mihelcic-Chapman
    John G. Monteabaro Foundation
    PNC Bank
    Estate of Elsa Orley Ponce
    PRFB Charitable Foundation
    Riparius Construction
    The Jim & Patty Rouse Charitable Foundation
    The Rouse Company Foundation
    The Ryland Group
    Sandy Spring Bank, Inc.
    Fred and Sandy Schoenbrodt
    Barbara and James Schulte
    SDC Group
    Richard B. Talkin Family
    Barb Van Winkle
    Stephen* and Brenda Walker
    Wells Fargo Bank
    Work Strategy/Brian McIntyre
    W.R. Grace Foundation
    Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation


  • 1970 Society

    ($25,000 - $99,999)  Recognizes annual leadership giving in 2023.    

    The Anderson Family
    Lillian Bauder
    BIC Educational Foundation
    Bob and Sandy Hogue
    Columbia Film Society
    Peter and Beth Horowitz
    Howard Hospital Foundation
    The Jain Family Foundation
    Mangione Family Foundation
  • Pathway Society

    ($10,000 - $24,999) Recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that have annually contributed to funding student achievement in 2023. 

    Apple Ford Lincoln
    Earl and Mary Armiger
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
    Bank of America
    Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC
    Dr. Lillian Bauder
    Doug and Kyle Brooks
    Daly Computers, Inc
    Ellicott City-Columbia Lions Club
    EMJAY Engineering and Construction Co., Inc.
    Helm Family Charitable Trust
    The Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation
    The Howard Hughes Corporation
    Janet Jew
    KCI Technologies, Inc.
    Langford Fund
    Elizabeth and Kenneth Lundeen
    M&T Charitable Foundation
    Maxim Charitable Foundation
    Networking Concepts, Inc.
    Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group LLC
    PNC Bank
    Sandy Spring Bank, Inc.
    Kenneth and Linda Solow
    Holly Stone
    Women's Giving Circle
  • Scholars Society

    ($5,000 - $9,999)  Recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that annually committed to helping students achieve their educational goals in 2023. 

    Allen + Shariff Engineering
    Derek Ammons
    Estate of Vivian C. Bailey
    Boyer Gilbert Family Foundation, Inc.
    Brown Advisory
    Charles and Ellen Brown
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
    Centennial Medical Group
    Edward Cochran
    Corporate Office Properties Trust
    Ralph O Cullison
    David Drasin
    Sal and Carol Dunn
    Fulton Bank, N. A.
    Galbraith-Winer Family Trust
    Lilah Haxton
    Susan C. Hellenbrand
    Howard County General Hospital
    Eric and Ruth Huffman
    In-Depth Engineering
    Insituform Technologies
    Vivian Moore Lawyer
    Barbara B. Livieratos
    M&T Bank
    Orchard Development Corporation
    David and Jeanette Perin
    Stephanie P. Porter
    Steven and Susan Porter
    Richard and Diane Roca
    SB & Company, LLC
    Frank and Kimberlee Turner
    SE Ung and Hee Soon Kim
    Wilde Lake Community Association, Inc.
  • Partners in Success

    ($2,500 - $4,999) Recognizes individuals and corporate donations that annually partner with Howard Community College to help students succeed in 2023.

    2HB Incorporated
    AAUW of Howard County
    Access Demolition Contracting, Inc.
    African American Comm Roundtable of Howard Co
    Althea's Almost Famous, LLC
    Anderson Fire Protection, Inc.
    Ashton Group Services, LLC
    Ayers Saint Gross, Inc.
    B.W. Hovermill Co., Inc.
    Benfield Electric
    Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church
    Roger, Patti and Ally Caplan
    Caplan Group, Inc.
    Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP
    Ravi and Bhuvana Chandran
    David and Rochelle Conway
    Michael and Joanne Davis
    Davis, Agnor, Rapaport, & Skalny, LLC
    Delaney Lowe Home Team of Keller Williams Realty Centre
    Dembo Jones, PC
    Steven and Laurie Diener
    Educational Systems Federal Credit Union
    Emergent BioSolutions
    G & H Insulation, Inc.
    Christopher Gallant
    Ronald and Ellen Giles
    Paul and Suzanne Gleichauf
    Paul M. Gleichauf
    Lawrence and Barbara Greenfeld
    The Greens At Columbia, LLC
    Ron and Cyndi Gula
    Nancy Tarr Hart
    Bert and Joan Hash
    Robert and Mimie Helm
    The Herbert N. Gundersheimer Foundation
    John and Kathleen Hetherington
    Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City
    Lawrence Harvey Levy
    Lorien Health Services
    MedStar Health
    Michael Graves Architecture and Design
    The Miller Family Foundation, Inc.
    Elise M. Nail
    Neall Family Charitable Trust
    NewWave Foundation, Inc.
    The Noah Homayouni Lacrosse Foundation
    Prostatis Financial Advisors Group
    Eric G. Regelin
    Michael and Linda Retton
    RFC, Inc.
    Ronald and Gerry Roberson
    Roman Company, Inc.
    Rotary Club of Howard West
    Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
    Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Judy Smith
    St John Baptist Church
    Synergy ECP, LLC
    Tensley Consulting
    Robert and Carole Valliere
    The Vertical Connection, Inc.
    Wealthspire Advisors
    Whole Foods Market Columbia
    Dr. Daria Willis
    WSP Foundation, Inc.
  • Circle of Friends

    ($1,000 - $2,499) Recognizes the many friends of Howard Community College that prioritize making an annual donation for HCC students in 2023.

    Advanta Medical Solutions
    Allons Voyage
    American Association of Community Colleges
    Arium Architects
    Ascend At the Aspen Institute
    ATI, Inc.
    BB&T, Now Truist
    Cathy J. Bell
    Valerie and Dan Beyers
    Barbara Bice
    Amy S. Breslin
    Bridgeway Community Church
    Ronald Briggs and Laura Brooks
    Brightview Senior Living
    Barbara Gail Brooks
    Elaine Brown
    Andrew and Kathryn Bulleri
    Cabinet Discounters
    Alison Elizabeth Canning
    Mary E. Cannon
    CB Flooring, LLC
    The Cecil & Marian Christian Family Trust
    Chad and Allison Ellis Foundation Corp.
    Chaney Foundation
    Margaret Jane Chiaravalle
    Coalition of Geriatric Services, Inc.
    Edward L. and Andrea Cochran
    Cohn Reznick
    Colonial Electric Company, Inc.
    Columbia Association
    COMSO, Inc.
    Kaye A. Craft
    Matthew A D'Amico
    David & Shirley Chickering Trust
    David Charon Ins Agcy Inc.
    Daycon Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies
    Kathryn Dickens
    Stephen and Nuala Duffy
    Kari Marie Ebeling
    Echo Marketing
    EventEQ/Entertainment Technology Partners
    First Baptist Church of Guilford
    First Citizens Bank
    Lorraine Fedder
    Friends in Need Foundation of the Ellicott City Rotary Club, Inc.
    Virginia Lee Fry
    Gaines & Company
    GBL Sales, Inc.
    Giant Food, Inc.
    William Rankin Gillett
    Abigail Glassberg and Frank Staines
    Greenebaum Enterprises
    Harriott Contracting, LLC
    Tony and Arlene Harrison
    Michael Hassett and Jeannette Simmons
    HCAR Cares
    Highland Turf, Inc.
    Elizabeth S. Homan
    Howard County Chinese School, Inc.
    Grace, Lily, Max, Heather, and Nate Hunt
    IBM Corporation
    IdeaCrew, Inc.
    Iota Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    JMT Consulting Group, Inc.
    Chuck and Anne Johnson
    David C. Jordan
    Mark Moran Kelehan
    Yong O Kim
    Kittamaqundi Community, Inc.
    Lakeside Title Company
    Lee Financial Associates, Inc.
    James and Linda Loesch
    The Lutheran Village At Miller's Grant
    Melissa Lazenby Mattey
    Ronald A. Mayer
    Rashid Mayes
    Christopher R. McIntyre
    Rebecca W. Mihelcic-Chapman
    Miles and Stockbridge
    A. Skip Miller
    Paul and Valerie Miller
    Debby R. Miran
    Morgan Stanley Foundation
    Murphy & Dittenhafer, Inc.
    NAACP Howard County, MD Branch
    NAI Michael
    Nations Contractor, Inc.
    Lisa and Steve Nugent
    John and Margaret Oehrli
    Oxford Planning Group
    P Riggins & Riggins Services LLC
    The Pearl Foundation, Inc.
    Plano-Coudon, LLC
    Professional Gardeners, Inc.
    Prologis LP
    James and Joan Ray
    James Thomas Rittling
    Stanette H. Robinson
    Rotary Club of Columbia-Patuxent, Inc.
    Rule4 Building Group
    Steve and Lee Sachs
    Christopher S. Schardt
    John Scofield
    Jennifer Kay Sheehan
    Simply Kashonna/Leading Forward
    Emily T. Slunt
    Danielle Carla Smith
    Kimberly D Smith
    Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
    Eun Joo Song
    David and Robin Steele
    Latoya Sykes
    T. Rowe Price Associates Foundation, Inc.
    Technovation Data, Inc.
    Triple C Wholesalers, Inc.
    United Healthcare
    Verizon Foundation
    Susan Harrington Weeks
    Joseph E. Whalen
    Wilhide's Unique Flowers & Gifts
    Williamsburg Group, LLC
    Linda C. Wu
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