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49ͼ Community College Foundation

Founded in 1969, the 49ͼ Community College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose purpose is to promote the mission of 49ͼ Community College in the community and seek financial support from the community. The Foundation ensures that donated funds are invested wisely and disbursed in ways that contribute to the ongoing excellence of 49ͼ Community College. The SCC Foundation was the first community college foundation in North Carolina.

Since 1963, when Mrs. Mary Luman Meyer gave the gift of 250 acres of land on Airport Road in Southern Pines which created 49ͼ Community College, the college has been blessed and enriched by the private support of its students, programs, facilities and capital needs.

These gifts have changed thousands of students’ lives, modernized classrooms, purchased state-of-the-art instructional equipment, created the renowned 49ͼ Horticultural Gardens, and supported the high-quality cultural programs for which the college is known.  During the past four decades, 49ͼ has achieved a level of excellence rare among American colleges. Much of that has only been possible through the truly remarkable level of private support the college has received over the years. Please contact Germaine Elkins, Executive Director of the SCC Foundation at (910) 695-3706 or email at elkinsg@sandhills.edu to learn more about the history of philanthropy at 49ͼ Community College and how you can become a part of this very special tradition.

The 49ͼ Community College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with Federal Tax Id Number 56-0946799.

 

What is the Composition of the Foundation?

The Foundation is comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors made up of representatives from the college’s board of trustees and people from the community. The work of the board is accomplished through a number of standing and special committees. Staff support for the work of the SCC Foundation is provided by the SCC Development Office.

For more information about the 49ͼ Community College Foundation, please contact Germaine Elkins in the Foundation Office at elkinsg@sandhills.edu or call (910) 695-3706.

 

Helping to Ensure Opportunity

A gift to 49ͼ to support student Opportunity is a special commitment—a commitment made both by the donor AND the student.  The donor commits his or her financial support. The student in turn commits to do the work and take responsibility for his or her own success. This social contract between donor and student has been played out countless times over the past 45 years at 49ͼ Community College—and thousands of lives have been profoundly changed as a result.

The current state of the economy has also created many challenges for 49ͼ students.  Most work and many have families. Their finances are under significant strain.  But despite the challenges, the work of the 49ͼ Community College Foundation goes on. The Foundation’s commitment to educational Opportunity for all who seek to improve their lives has not changed.  If a student can do the work there will be a place for that student at 49ͼ, regardless of financial circumstances.  You can be a part of helping to make that special commitment a reality for a 49ͼ student this year.

Learn more about SCC Foundation Programs that help ensure educational Opportunity to our students:

The SCC Scholarship Program

The Guarantors Program

The President’s 1963 Circle

 

Helping to Ensure Excellence

There are many ways to make a gift to help ensure Excellence at 49ͼ Community College. Gifts can be made at any time during the year and may be designated for a specific purpose or may be given unrestricted (which provides the college with the opportunity to use the gift where it is needed most).

The current state of the economy has also created many challenges for 49ͼ.  But despite the challenges, the work of the 49ͼ Community College Foundation goes on.  The Foundation’s commitment to academic Excellence for all who seek to improve their lives has not changed.

Because of budget constraints, we are not always able to purchase all of the supplies and equipment we would like to have for our programs.  Excellence funds provide support for faculty, facilities, teaching supplies and instructional equipment—those priorities which make a quality education possible.  You can help ensure that the programs 49ͼ offers to students will be the finest educational experience the college can provide.

Learn more about SCC Foundation Programs that help ensure educational Excellence for our students:

The Annual Fund for 49ͼ

The President’s 1963 Circle

 

How to Contact Us

Need more information about making a gift to 49ͼ?

Charitable giving is a very personal decision. The Foundation staff at the college is always available to discuss the college, its mission and how you can become a part of the 49ͼ Community College family.

While the members of our Foundation staff have specific areas of responsibility, please feel free to contact any one of us to learn more about 49ͼ Community College, the 49ͼ Community College Foundation, and charitable giving opportunities at 49ͼ. The Foundation Office is located in 162 Causey Hall on the SCC Campus, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Germaine Elkins

Germaine Elkins, Executive Director of the SCC Foundation
(910) 695-3706
elkinsg@sandhills.edu

Contact Germaine for information on philanthropy at 49ͼ, planned gifts and how you can become a part of the mission of 49ͼ Community College.

Jennifer Dail

Jennifer Dail, Senior Director of Development
(910) 695-3712
dailj@sandhills.edu

Contact Jennifer to learn more about the college’s Scholarship program at 49ͼ.

Cassidy Asbury

Cassidy Asbury, Director of Donor Relations
(910) 695-3716
asburyc@sandhills.edu 

Contact Cassidy for information on special Foundation events and employee giving programs.

Tito Ward

Joshua Ward (Tito), Associate Director of Foundation Outreach and
Foundation Athletics Coordinator
(910) 246-4953
wardj@sandhills.edu

Contact Tito for information about Athletics gifts, Culinary Program luncheons, visiting campus for a tour, or if you would like to join in the fun for the college’s annual Golf Tournament.