Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

02/09/2012 -- CCAC launches public phase of its Imagine & Achieve Campaign

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PITTSBURGH—On February 13, the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) kicks off the public phase of its Imagine & Achieve Campaign. This comprehensive campaign is designed to fund a wide array of college-wide program and infrastructure initiatives, including the construction of the new K. Leroy Irvis Science Center now underway at the CCAC–Allegheny Campus. 

The launch coincides with the news that the campaign has thus far been an overwhelming success, already surpassing the initial $30 million goal. Due to the early success of the campaign, an additional stretch goal of $10 million has been added to bring the overall campaign goal to $40 million. 

The campaign launch will take place at 10:00 a.m. in boardroom 8 on the 16th floor at the Downtown headquarters of PNC Bank, 249 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 

Dignitaries participating include:

  • Sy Holzer, campaign chair and president, PNC Bank–Pittsburgh
  • Thomas A. Christopher, campaign national chair; and CEO, Follett Higher Education Group
  • Hon. Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County executive
  • Hon. William R. Robinson, chair, CCAC Board of Trustees; member, CCAC Educational Foundation Board of Directors; and member, Allegheny County Council
  • Lawrence V. Gleason, president, CCAC Educational Foundation Board of Directors; and wealth management advisor and vice president, Merrill Lynch
  • Alex Johnson, president, CCAC

When establishing the college’s Imagine & Achieve Campaign, CCAC sought to capitalize on the full range of funding opportunities available in both the private and public sectors. By following this national trend in fundraising, the campaign is able to leverage both public and private funding sources to secure funds that might otherwise not be available. This strategic coordination enabled CCAC not only to meet its initial funding goal but to do so ahead of schedule. 


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more.