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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

    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. 

    Nancy Caplan
    Christopher J. Cherry
    Michael J. Cherry
    Michael and Joanne Davis
    Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan
    Lawrence and Barbara Greenfeld
    Susan Hellenbrand
    Dr. Kathleen Hetherington
    Ann Kienlen
    Kenneth and Marie Kittelberger
    Benay Leff
    Dennis and Melissa Mattey
    Patrick* and Jill McCuan
    Alan and Judy Ratner
    Steven Sachs
    Kenneth and Linda Solow
    Todd Thompson
    Barbara Van Winkle
    Stephen and Brenda Walker

  • President's Circle

    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
    Baltimore Gas and Electric
    Boyer Gilbert Family Foundation, Inc.
    Yolanda and Frank Bruno
    Cardoni & Waddell, LLC
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
    Coca Cola Refreshments, Inc.
    The Columbia Bank
    Columbia Film Society
    Community Foundation of Howard County
    Cosmopolitan Incorporated
    Ellicott City-Columbia Lions Club
    Cheryl Griffin
    Rand Griffin
    Edward and Fern Hamel
    Hamel Builders
    Harkins Builders
    Helen Pumphrey Denit Charitable Trust
    Wilson and Ann Hoerichs
    The Horizon Foundation of Howard County, Inc.
    Peter and  Elizabeth Horowitz
    Howard Bank
    Howard County Arts Council and the Howard County Government
    Howard County General Hospital, a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine
    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
    Maryland State Arts Council
    Patrick* and Jill McCuan
    MedStar Health
    Mercedes-Benz of Silver Spring
    Merritt Properties
    John G. Monteabaro Foundation
    Riparius Construction
    The Jim & Patty Rouse Charitable Foundation
    The Rouse Company Foundation
    The Ryland Group
    Sandy Spring Bank, Inc.
    Bill and Susan Schneider
    Fred and Sandy Schoenbrodt
    Barbara and James Schulte
    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

    1970 Society ($25,000 - $99,999)  Recognizes annual leadership giving in 2020 and commemorates the college’s founding year.

        Lillian Bauder
        Columbia Film Society

  • Pathway Society

    Pathway Society ($10,000 - $24,999) Recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses that have annually contributed to funding student achievement in 2020. 

    Apple Ford Lincoln
    BB&T, Now Truist
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
    Marianne Brackney
    EMJAY Engineering and Construction Co., Inc.
    Hamel Builders, Inc.
    Howard Hospital Foundation
    The Howard Hughes Corporation
    M&T Charitable Foundation
    MedStar Health
    Rebecca W. Milhelcic-Chapman
    PNC Bank
  • Scholars Society

    Scholars Society ($5,000 - $9,999)  Recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that annually committed to helping students achieve their educational goals in 2020. 

    AAUW of Howard County
    Anderson Fire Protection, Inc.
    Ayers Saint Gross, Inc.
    Boyer Gilbert Family Foundation, Inc.
    Corporate Office Properties Trust
    Fulton Bank
    Eileen M. Holliday
    Howard Bank
    Lift Off Distribution, LLC
    NewWave Foundation, Inc.
    Steven and Susan Porter
    Women's Giving Circle
  • Partners in Success

    Partners in Success ($2,500 - $4,999) Recognizes individuals and corporate donations that annually partner with Howard Community College to help students succeed in 2020.

    2HB Software Designs
    BIC Educational Foundation
    Daycon Cleaning and Maintenance Supplies
    Eight P CPL, LLC
    Ellicott City-Columbia Lions Club
    Freedom Consulting Group
    Harkins Builders, Inc.
    Bert and Joan Hash
    John and Kathleen Hetherington
    The Howard County Arts Council and the Howard County Gov
    Howard County General Hospital, a Member of Johns Hopkins
    Mr. and Mrs. Se Ung Kim
    Kittamaqundi Community, Inc.
    Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City
    Michael and Linda Retton
    Revere Bank
    Judy Lynn Smith
    Tensley Consulting
    Verizon Foundation
    Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association
    Word Smith Media Ventures, LLC
  • Circle of Friends

    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 2020.

    Aerolab, LLC
    African American Comm Roundtable of Howard Co
    Allen & Shariff Corporation
    Alpha Foundation of Howard County, Inc.
    Baltimore Medical Engineers and Technicians Society
    Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church
    Boca Raton Education First, LLC
    Bridgeway Community Church
    Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP
    Matthew A D'Amico
    Ellicott City Rotary Club
    Engineering Solutions, Inc.
    First Baptist Church of Guilford
    Virginia Lee Fry
    Yifei Gan
    Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.
    Lawrence and Barbara Greenfeld
    David and Ok Han
    Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
    Joseph and Catharine Tarr Charitable Foundation
    Kaizen Approach
    Lee and Lee Foundation
    Lee Financial Associates, Inc.
    Seth and Susan Lee
    MassMutual Financial Group
    Rashid Mayes
    Helen B. Mitchell
    Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
    NAACP Howard County, MD Branch
    NAI Michael
    Northrop Grumman Foundation
    Sandra S. Phillips
    Phoenix Operations Group
    Plano-Coudon, LLC
    Christopher S. Schardt
    Mary Ann Scully
    Danielle Carla Smith
    Starflight Enterprises, Inc.
    David and Robin Steele
    Darryl and Donna Stokes
    Jean M. Svacina
    Synergy ECP, LLC
    T. Rowe Price Associates Foundation, Inc.
    Technovation Data, Inc.
    Frank and Kimberlee Turner
    UHY Advisors Mid-Atlantic MD Inc.
    Angela Vintz
    VML Coaching, LLC
  • Grantors

    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. 

    Howard Community College and the HCC Educational Foundation have received the following grants:

    Funder Project Description
    Maryland State Arts Council Rep Stage * To provide quality theatre for the Columbia community
    U. S. Department of Education Student Support Services (TRIO) Federal program to offer support to developmental students.
    Maryland State Department of Education - Perkins Reserve Fund Business and Computer Systems Enhancing Web Development Curriculum
    Maryland State Department of Education - Perkins Reserve Fund Business and Computer Systems Comprehensive Review and Deployment of Cybersecurity Courses
    Maryland State Department of Education - Perkins Reserve Fund Business and Computer Systems Enhancing Student Success and Engagement through Re-Development of Project Management Course
    Maryland State Department of Education - Perkins Reserve Fund Business and Computer Systems  Development of Supportive Frameworks to Improve Success of CPA Track Students
    Maryland State Department of Education - Perkins Reserve Fund Business and Computer Systems  Hospitality and Culinary Program Improvements
    Maryland State Department of Education Child Care Career and Professional Development Provides funding to credentialed child providers to pursue a college degree in early childhood education, education for children, child development, family studies or related disciplines. 
    Howard County Arts Council Rep Stage * Community Arts Development Project Grant to support the 2018-2019 Rep Stage season.
    National Science Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship Program (S-STEM) Final year of four year grant of $597,088 to provide scholarships in computer science, engineering, biological and physical sciences and mathematics in order to expand enrollment, reduce economic barriers and increase student retention and transfer.
    Maryland DLLR Consolidated Adult Education and Literacy Services Program To teach adults the necessary skills for Adult Basic Education, GED, Literacy Works, Family Literacy and External Diploma.
    University System of Maryland/U.S. Department of Education Mathematics - Statistics Pathway Project Subaward of University System of Maryland First in the World project to develop a statistics pathway; Four year grant through FY19; total grant award is $129,600
    Howard University/National Science Foundation SET Division Subaward of Howard University NSF grant: LSAMP: Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads Alliance. The project will contribute to the national agenda to increase the number of historically underrepresented minorities receiving baccalaureate degrees in STEM disciplines. Four year grant through FY2020. Grant total is $50,000
    Mathematical Association of America/National Science Foundation Mathematics StatPrep hub; three year total $54,150
    Maryland Higher Education Commission SET Division and Continuing Education MHEC Innovation; construction management apprenticeship program
    National Science Foundation SET Division Partnership with UMBC to expand and deepen the quantitative reasoning content in biology courses across the biology major in order to strengthen the course performance measures of direct entry and transfer students. Five year grant through September, 2023. Grant total is $250,000 
    National Science Foundation Audio Visual Technology Addressing the Need for Innovative Education of Audio Visual Specialists; a collaborative project with Carroll Community College. The grant will allow CCC and HCC to develop and implement analogous AAS and certificate programs in Audio Visual Technology Systems to meet workforce needs. Three year grant through December, 2019. Total grant award is $215,158
    Maryland DLLR Continuing Education - Health Information Technology Two year continuation of Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland grant to develop and provide improved Health Information Technology training; total grant award is $146,743 through May, 2020.
    League for Innovation Health Sciences - Public Health Program Support for a student-led program to provide a mental health awareness seminar during National Public Health Week.
    Grace Foundation STEM Lab Equipment* Funding to purchase equipment for the HCC chemistry lab
    University of Maryland School of Medicine/MD-Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Network Counseling and Career Services Partner with the University of Maryland to establish active suicide prevention activities on the HCC campus through implementation of the Kognito software to train faculty and staff on suicide awareness and prevention.
    PNC Foundation Childrens Learning Center* Grant to upgrade and expand the Library for Little Learners and offer training opportunities on overall literacy skills for the teachers and families.
Giving makes a difference! Your support helps students along their pathways to success.