Foundation Mission & History

Mission Statement of the Foundation

To provide funding and support to Atlantic Cape Community College, its students and educational endeavors, through special event fundraising and community philanthropy.

History of the Foundation:

Founded in 1978 as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation is dedicated to serving the mission of Atlantic Cape by providing financial support to the college and its students. Foundation funds provide college scholarships to students with financial need, capital for campus improvements, and cultural and educational community outreach programs. In its history, the Foundation has raised well over $5 million for college scholarships, academic programs and enhancing the campus environment.

Comprised of prominent area business and civic leaders who volunteer their time and resources serving as the Foundation's Board of Trustees, the Foundation committed more than $265,000 in scholarships in 2011 alone. The Foundation Board invites corporations, private foundations, local businesses, members of the community and Atlantic Cape graduates to join our fundraising efforts and invest in our vision of increasing access to higher education by making it affordable for everyone.