NCC Foundation Exceeds Annual Fundraising Goal
When the Nash Community College Foundation Board of Directors set out to raise over $500,000 during the College’s 50th Anniversary community campaign, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Foundation Executive Director Pam Ballew thought the goal was a bit ambitious.
“Given the College’s 50th Anniversary, and its commitment to student success, longstanding relationships have been fostered, and local support has grown over the years,” Ballew said. “We knew going into this campaign that it would be unique. The fact that 100 percent of our employees contributed to the preceding employee campaign speaks volumes to our community.”
Many local individuals and organizations chose to support Nash Community College by contributing to the Nash Community College Foundation 2017 Annual Campaign which kicked off in March with a theme of “One Team. One Vision. Blue Love.” As it stands, the Foundation raised $535,000 this year. “The support the College has received this our 50th year is humbling. It is certainly a testament that the community believes in our mission,” NCC President Dr. Bill Carver said.
NCC Foundation Vice President and 2017 Community Campaign Chair Robyn Perkerson, CEO/Hospital Administrator for LifeCare Hospitals of North Carolina, directed the campaign raising funds for student scholarships and supporting the instructional needs of the campus. “Many deserving students seek help with their educational expenses through the NCC Foundation,” Perkerson said. “And these students go on to serve our community and greatly impact the quality of life we have here in the Twin Counties region.” Southern Bank Vice President and Community Banker, Kim Sutton, served as NCC Foundation’s 2016-2017 Board President. Perkerson is presiding for the 2017-2018 academic year.
As the College continues to expand its programs and facilities, the 2017 campaign landed support for the First Responder Memorial, Blue Love Fund, Culinary Arts equipment, future Veterinary Medical Technology facility and even the establishment of two new scholarships, making this the largest campaign in the College’s history.
“I believe the success of the campaign is a direct reflection of the quality of the product we are offering. We stand ready to meet students where they are, to cultivate a nurturing learning environment,” Ballew said. “We are well-positioned to meet the training needs of existing industry and we are diligent about preparing the workforce for anticipated economic expansion in the community. This is at the heart of why Nash Community College exists.”