Ways of Giving

Endow a scholarship

Scholarships can change a life forever, and are an extraordinarily meaningful way to honor or remember a loved one. The HCC Foundation administers more than 70 endowed scholarships. HCC Foundation staff work closely with donors to establish scholarship guidelines that most closely match the interests of the donor and benefit the many deserving students who attend the College. 

Establish a faculty chair

The core of the College is the excellence of its faculty. The establishment of a faculty chair within any of the divisions can be made in honor of a loved one or to recognize the achievements of current faculty. Faculty chairs can either enhance a specific program by bringing in outside experts who can add valuable perspectives to curricula or provide opportunities for research and study for current faculty.

Support future building needs

Gifts can be made to support new facilities such as equipping a classroom with state-of-the-art technology or modernizing an outdated area of the campus. Naming opportunities are available for gifts that enhance HCC facilities.

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts are extremely valuable to the Holyoke Community College Foundation. They help address changing and unforeseen needs. Unrestricted gifts can be directed to areas where they have the greatest impact. They can be used in a myriad of ways to enhance the educational experience.
If you have questions or ideas about ways to give to the HCC Foundation, please don't hesitate to contact us. HCC Foundation staff will be pleased to work closely with you to achieve your philanthropic goals.


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