- The CCAC Educational Foundation was established in 1979 to support the mission of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) by creating awareness; advocating on behalf of the college; and raising, managing, and distributing funds. All charitable gifts, donations, corporate gifts, and grants from private (non-government) foundations or other entities which are directed to support CCAC flow through the foundation.
- The foundation also manages permanently endowed funds of more than $15 million, a portion of which is restricted to provide annual scholarships for CCAC students. During fiscal year 2020-21, the foundation awarded more than $250,000 in scholarship funds, and there are currently over 100 endowed scholarships. Annual income from the rest of the endowment is used to support various foundation and college activities.
- Student support is a key component of the foundation’s work, in particular through the Student Emergency GAP Fund, which provides immediate grants to students in need, and the COVID-19 Laptop Fund, a foundation initiative that provided free computers to hundreds of students during the pandemic.
- College alumni also remain connected and support the ongoing work of CCAC through the foundation.
- For the past two years, CCAC and the foundation have engaged in ‘Pioneering Pittsburgh’s New Workforce,’ a fundraising campaign with a goal of $65 million to support of the construction of a new workforce development facility on the Allegheny Campus, as well as other facilities and programmatic components related to workforce development across the entire college. The public launch occurred in November 2019, and more than $70 million has now been raised.
CCAC Educational Foundation
The CCAC Educational Foundation was established in 1979 to support the mission of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) by creating awareness; advocating on behalf of the College; and raising, managing, and distributing funds.