Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

CCAC Educational Foundation Annual Fund

Building a Community of Supporters

The CCAC Educational Foundation relies upon the support of a loyal community of former students and friends who enthusiastically participate in the ongoing growth and development of the College by contributing their time, energy and financial resources. The Foundation helps to identify and channel the interests and resources of donors to the initiatives most in need of their assistance.


Making Your Gift

Levels of Giving

  • Legends Society ($25,000 and above)
  • Leadership Society ($10,000 – $24,999)
  • 1966 Society ($5,000 – $9,999)
  • Visionaries ($1,000 – $4,999)
  • Founders ($500 – $999)
  • Benefactors ($250 – $499)
  • Partners ($100 – $249)
  • Friends ($25 – $99)
  • Supporters (under $25)                                   
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Donor Recognition

Donors are recognized annually in the Foundation's CCAC Connections newsletter.

If you wish to make a gift to the Annual Fund and designate it to one of these categories, please send a check payable to:

CCAC Educational Foundation
808 Ridge Avenue
Byers Hall Room 102
Pittsburgh, PA  15212

The CCAC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Gifts are tax deductible as permitted by law.

Gifts to the annual fund support the following priorities:

Alumni Scholarship Fund
The Alumni Scholarship Fund was established to fulfill the desire of CCAC graduates to help future generations of CCAC students. This effort focuses on aiding the children of CCAC alumni who are following in their parent’s footsteps by pursuing an education at CCAC. The fund will award up to three $1,000 scholarships, which may be used for expenses related to education such as tuition, fees and books.

GAP Scholarships
The CCAC GAP Scholarship is designed to increase student learner success by providing financial assistance to learners who are not eligible for state or federal financial aid. The award of up to $500 per semester provides support to learners encountering unforeseen personal circumstances which may prohibit them from continuing their education at CCAC. A candidate may reapply in subsequent semesters.  

Circumstances may vary widely that require a student to apply for the CCAC GAP Scholarship. These circumstances may include such varied events as the loss of a job halfway through a final semester, the sudden inability to afford child care required to attend classes, or being able to afford tuition but having difficulty financing the purchase of books.

More information about the GAP Scholarship can be found on the Financial Aid page.

Area of Greatest Need
This fund helps the College overcome unplanned critical challenges that arise.