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VFCCE Chair Ronald Holmes (left) and 50th Anniversary Gala Steering Committee Co-Chairs Connie Kincheloe and Joe Daniel toast a successful celebration. 2

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends, The celebration of our 50th anniversary has provided an extraordinary opportunity to focus on the value of Virginia’s Community Colleges to the commonwealth. When a dozen unwavering volunteers, statewide leadership from former and current governing and foundation boards accompanied by 23 devoted community college presidents, many enthusiastic student leaders, and one committed chancellor come together– success happens. In short, the 50th anniversary gala was grand! And through the support of our partners and investors, we will transform the lives of Virginians and the communities of the commonwealth. Through your efforts: • More than $2.4 million was raised to benefit students. • Ben and Betty Davenport invested $1 million to create the Davenport Institute for Early Childhood Development, enhancing the quality of life for children, families and communities in Southern and Southwest Virginia. • Fifty veterans will receive a scholarship to support attainment of a workforce credential, thanks to Dominion.

• Ten fellowships were created by Inova to support leadership development in the Northern Virginia region. • Carilion Clinic provided start-up funds for workforce credentialing programs. • Leadership gifts were made to support VFCCE programs such as Great Expectations and the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative. These are but a few examples of the support inspired and initiated by the beginning of our second half-century. And we are not finished yet. Through the generosity of lead donor and former State Board member Joe Daniel, who co-chaired the 50th Anniversary Steering Committee, every gift made after the gala event will be matched by him, up to $100,000, to complete our anniversary year. Supporters like these open limitless opportunities for our future. Our visibility is high. With your help, we will build on the momentum of the past 12 months, celebrate the progress of our first 50 years, and ensure that we secure the resources to fulfill the promise of our next 50 years. With deep thanks and high hopes,

Jennifer S. Gentry 3


THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA Music, laughter, confetti and toasts marked the 50th anniversary celebration for Virginia’s Community Colleges. More than 450 community college friends and supporters gathered at the Richmond Marriott on October 15, 2016, to celebrate the golden anniversary of Virginia’s Community Colleges at a black-tie event sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. Guests were welcomed by Thomas F. Farrell II, CEO of Dominion, and Governor Terry McAuliffe congratulated Virginia’s Community Colleges on being the “best system in the nation.” Anne Holton, Virginia’s former Secretary of Education, said she has cited Virginia’s Community Colleges — and Virginia’s system of public and higher education — as great examples in towns and cities across the nation. A special video tribute to Dana Hamel, the first chancellor of VCCS, honored his commitment and dedication in building the system from the ground up, and saluted former Governor Mills E. Godwin, who marshaled legislative resources to create a comprehensive system of community colleges statewide in 1966. The 50th anniversary gala raised a total of $2.4 million to support the programs of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, including a $1 million gift from Ben and Betty Davenport.



1 Thomas F. Farrell II, CEO of Dominion, welcomed everyone as honorary chair. 2 Left to right, Barbara Fried, Chancellor Glenn DuBois, Steering Committee Co-Chair Connie Kincheloe, Adam Fried and Rhonda Fried. 3 Founding Chancellor Dana B. Hamel received a standing ovation for his contributions. 4 Former Secretary of Education Anne Holton greets former Governor and Mrs. George Allen and former Secretary of Education Laura Fornash. 5 VFCCE Chair Ron and Anne Holmes; John and Marilyn Farrington; and 50th anniversary Co-Chair Joe Daniel. 6 State Board Chair James Cuthbertson. 7 Secretary of Agriculture Basil Gooden, State Board Member Susan Gooden and former Congressman L. F. Payne. 8 Ben and Betty Davenport, former Governor Gerald Baliles, Senator Rosalyn Dance, Chancellor DuBois, and Nathanial Dance. 9 G. Gilmer and Charlotte Minor.









BEN AND BETTY DAVENPORT GIFT BOOSTS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA A highlight of the 50th anniversary gala was an announcement by Governor McAuliffe that Ben and Betty Davenport have made a $1 million donation to establish the Davenport Early Childhood Development Institute. The Institute will partner with four of Virginia’s Community Colleges – Danville, Patrick Henry, Virginia Western, and New River – to ensure high-quality training and education for childcare workers. “It is imperative that our education system prepare children for the opportunities of tomorrow by giving them the tools for educational success as early in life as possible,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the gala. “I sincerely thank the Davenport family for their generosity, and I commend the Virginia Community College System for their innovation and their individualized attention to students across the commonwealth.” “We believe every child should have the opportunity to have a successful, productive life,” the Davenports stated. “Children need proper care and educational instruction from the beginning of life. The Virginia Community College System is at the forefront of providing the training to make this happen.” 6

Betty and Ben Davenport

Ben Davenport currently serves as chairman of two companies, each of which employs more than 100 area residents – Davenport Energy and First Piedmont Corporation, a full-service waste management company he started in 1969. Longtime philanthropists, the Davenports have a history of advocating on behalf of early childhood education. Betty has

served on the board of Smart Beginnings Danville/Pittsylvania, and Ben is director emeritus of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. This golden couple is also celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, having married in the same year the Virginia Community College System was created.

Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Secretary of Education Anne Holton with students from Northern Virginia Community College.

GOLDEN INVESTMENTS IN HONOR OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR In addition to the $1 million gift from Ben and Betty Davenport to establish the Early Childhood Development Institute, more than $1.4 million was raised in honor of the 50th Anniversary. Funds raised were earmarked for a number of special initiatives, including: • A $100,000 GIFT FROM INOVA to establish a Fellows Scholarship Program for Northern Virginia students studying health care related fields. • A $50,000 GIFT FROM DOMINION to establish scholarships to expand educational opportunities for veterans, particularly through attainment of a workforce credential.

• A $50,000 GIFT FROM CARILION CLINIC to the Workforce Credential Start-Up Fund, to build capacity and support start-up programs in workforce credentials. • GIFTS THAT HELPED INCREASE OR ENDOW A NUMBER OF NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS, including the Dana B. Hamel Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship, the Eva Teig Hardy

Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and the Laurens Sartoris Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. • AND SPONSORSHIPS RANGING FROM $5,000 TO $25,000 that will be used for enhancing workforce credentials, scholarships and other initiatives. To our donors and supporters, a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU! 7

STEERING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS GO THE DISTANCE — AND THEN SOME! The 50th anniversary gala and fundraising campaign would not have succeeded without the hard work of the two Steering Committee co-chairs – Joe Daniel and Connie Kincheloe, both members of the Godwin Society as past members of the State Board for Community Colleges.

50th Anniversary Steering Committee Co-Chairs Joe Daniel and Connie Kincheloe

Working with the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, they worked tirelessly to plan for both the event and the fundraising that will leave lasting legacies for our community colleges and the students we serve. And even as the gala evening drew to a close, these cochairs were not finished yet. Through the generosity of lead donor Joe Daniel, every gift made after the gala through the end of the year will be matched, up to $100,000. This challenge gift will help the VFCCE close out an extraordinary anniversary year.

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50TH ANNIVERSARY STEERING COMMITTEE A stellar group of board members, donors and friends gathered to plan for a 50th anniversary celebration for Virginia’s Community Colleges. Pictured are, left to right, Doug Elliott, Eva Hardy, G. Gilmer Minor, Connie Kincheloe (co-chair), Joe Daniel (cochair), Dottie Whitt, Stewart Roberson, Jennifer Gentry, and Susan Payne.

Also serving on the steering committee but not pictured are: Carolyn Berkowitz, Nancy Nagle Bolio, Virginia Senator Rosalyn Dance, Deborah DiCroce, Glenn DuBois, the Honorable Alan Diamonstein, Ron Holmes, the Honorable Eddy Dalton Phillips, Laurens Sartoris, Eleanor Saslaw, Knox Singleton, Gerald “J. J.” Smith, Blair Wimbush and John “Dubby” Wynne.

Ed and Cathy Dalrymple, shown here with Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships Doug Elliott (left), sponsored the celebration through two of their companies, Chemung Contracting Corp. and Cedar Mountain Stone Corp. The Dalrymples are also a key part of a new statewide partnership to train asphalt pavers, through Germanna Community College.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS HELP MEET TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE NEEDS The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education – and Virginia’s Community Colleges – have a strong tradition of partnering with individuals and organizations to develop programs that meet the needs of Virginia’s students and families. Strategic partnerships will continue to be critical as the foundation reaches out to new partners through 50th anniversary projects. 50th anniversary sponsors Ed and Cathy Dalrymple, for instance, are part of a new state partnership between Virginia’s Community Colleges (led by Germanna Community College), the Virginia Asphalt Association and the Virginia Department of Transportation to provide training and certifications for asphalt paving workers. Virginia’s asphalt industry employs more than 10,000 workers who are critical to maintaining the statewide highway system. The partnership, with classes beginning in 2017, supports business growth, develops continuing education for changing materials and practices, and creates a supply chain to replace retiring workers. This will be accomplished through creation of stackable credentials, entry level to advanced training, an apprenticeship program and development of a pathway to an associate degree.

MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR The magic of the community college mission is that it brings the community together in order to move forward. Students and families, business and elected leaders, and donors — especially donors! — help us solve today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s aspirations. As chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, I want to thank you for supporting the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. Your generosity opens doors and elevates the lives of people in your community. Together, we are building the Virginia we all aspire to see. By working together; by helping more people earn the credentials they need for the careers they seek; by ensuring more businesses have the talented employees they need to compete; we are building on the success of our first 50 years with a promise that our next 50 will be even better! Thank you for all you do,

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INVESTING IN LIVES AND COMMUNITIES The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is grateful for all of the private gifts and grants that make it possible for the VFCCE to carry out its mission of providing access to education for all Virginians. Thank you to the following donors for their gifts to the VFCCE from July 1, 2015, to October 31, 2016. If you see a listing in error or know of a name that is missing, please contact the VFCCE by emailing


Judy Campbell and Michael Henke

Ellen and Jack Davenport

Laura Fornash

Leah Hatcher

John Davies, III

Natalie Foster

Susan Hayden

Imad Abi-Falah

Leo Campos

Shelia Davis

Betsey and Robert Fountain

Anne and Til Hazel, Jr.

Nancy Agee

Mary Evans and Thomas Cantone

Denise Dawson

W. Heywood Fralin

Cindy and William Hazel

Lucy and Jerry Denney

Carolyn Frank

Megan Healy

Sid Dewberry

Barbara Fried

Dorcas Helfant-Browning

Sue and Tom Fulghum

David Hepler

Douglas Garcia

Andrea and Craig Herndon

Shahnaz Ahmed Virginia Geoffrey and John Andelin

Amy Capps

Dale Andrews

Andrew Casiello

Beverly and Alan Diamonstein

Kathy Arrington

Tara Cassidy

Chip Dicks

Edna Baehre-Kolovani

Ann and John Cavan

Sharon Gasser

Charles Hess

Jane and Dan Dixon

Robin and Gerald Baliles

Liling and Hank Chao

Jennifer and Fred Gentry

Debbie Hines

William Dolan, III

Mary Barnett

Michel Chaoul

Marcia and Marvin Gilliam

Carolyn and L. Jack Hite

Barry Dorsey

Kevin Barrowclough

David Clark

Page and George Gilliam

Kelly Hockaday

Patricia Dougans

Nicole Bell

Emily Clements

Susan and David Goode

Brendan Hogan

Sandy and John Downey

Sara Benincasa

Joyce Colemon

Susan and Basil Gooden

Anne and Ronald Holmes

Glenn DuBois

Barbara and Randall Betz

Darren Conner

Philip Goodpasture

Kathleen Holmes

John Duke

Megan and Donald Beyer

Mary Ann Conrad

Dinah and Kurt Gottschalk

Sandra Honour

Frank Dunn

Lance Billard

Carrie Cooper

Tonya and Mark Graham

Helen and John Hopkins, III

Margaret Dutton

Sharon Bishop

Angela Covey

Barbara Grether

Lelia Baum Hopper

Lori Dwyer

Libby Blanton

Nicki Coyle

Irving Groves, Jr.

Sara and Neil Houff

Ashley Dwyer

Nancy Bolio

Beese Craigie and Walter Craigie (deceased)

Joe Guderjohn

Andrew Huggins

Sylvia and Rodney Eagle

Shannon Hair

John Jaffe

Jean and Stephen Eitelman

Edwin C. Hall

Richard Jenkins

LaVonne Parker Ellis

William Hall, Jr.

Elizabeth and David Jerlinski

Trish and Mark Estepp

Dana Hamel

Karen and Billy Eyles

Gary Hancock

Barbara and Stephen Johnsen

Angela Falconetti

Monica Hanzlik

Kristen Johnson

Marilyn and John Farrington

Kathy Harcum

Alice Julias

Mindy Fast

John D. Hardesty

Anne Holton and Tim Kaine

Idalia Fernandez

Estelle and Dave Hardin

Scott Kemp

William Fiege

Eva and Michael Hardy

Catherine Finnegan

Kathryn Haselhorst

Constance and Joseph Kincheloe

Bruce Bowman Thomas Brewster Arthur Brinkley, III Kimberly Britt Jill Brown John Brown Katherine Butler Gretchen Byrd Harry Byrd, III Debra Callison


Jennifer Carter

Elizabeth Creamer Elizabeth Crowther Pamela Currey Martha and Walter Curt James Cuthbertson Pamela Dalrymple Gene Damon Linda and Joseph Daniel Sara and Charles Dassance Betty and Ben Davenport

Mary and Charles King

Lisa and William Moore

Ann and Mark Kington

Elizabeth Moran

Sridher Komakula

Sharon Morrissey

Hemalatha Krishnakumar

Cliff Mosby

Maureen and Vincent La Piana

Vicky and Gary Muensterman

Caroline Lane

William Murray

Chandra Lantz

Darcie and Blair Nelsen

Angela Lawhorne

Patty and Ned Nicholas

Peggy and Aubrey Layne Mary Louise Leake

Linda Laibstain and Robert Nusbaum

Christopher Lee

David Nutter

Rosalie Lesser

Frankie O’Brien

Charles Lewis

Janet Osborn

Mary Ann and Jack Lewis

Anne Osterman

Henry Light

Rose Marie Owen

Elizabeth Littlefield

Laurie Owens

Sally Love

Susan and L.F. Payne

Linda and Chris Lumsden

Katherine Perry

Whit Madere

Karen Petersen

David Mair

Jeffrey Pinion

Violet Martin

William Porter

Celia Massey

Ron Proffitt

Anne McCaffrey

Deborah and Michael Quillen

Michael McCall

Maricel Quintana-Baker

Rosamond McCarty

John Rainone

Heidi McComb

Caroline Rapking

Debby and Dan McGinn

Edward Raspiller

Deirdre McGuirl

Daniel Ream

James McHone

Lynn Reams

Helen McKann

Chuck Renninger

Connie and Bruce Meyer

Linda Reviea

Students and staff from Wytheville and Mountain Empire community colleges advocated for community colleges at Every Day is Community College Day during the 2016 General Assembly Session. Jane and Robert Sandel

Robin Sullenberger

Jeanette Wang

Faith and Laurens Sartoris

Mary and Robert Sullivan

Claire Weaver

Eleanor Saslaw

Paul Sweet

Marcia Webb

Greer Saunders

John Sygielski

Mark White, Jr.

Darrell Scruggs, Jr.

Natalie Talbott

Dottie and Alfred Whitt

James Sease

William Talley, III

A. Michael Wilkerson

Harry Sellers

Terri Thompson

Lynn Seuffert

Benita Thompson-Byas

Sally and James Lee Wilkerson

Franklin Shrout

Cheryl Thompson-Stacy

Erna and F. David Wilkin

M. Noel Sipple

David Tod

F. Blair Wimbush

D. French Slaughter, III

Margaret Toxopeus

Rosalie and Max Wingett

Diane Smith

Miguel Trujillo

Michael Wojtasiak

Nancy and Francis Turnage

Mary Jane and Verne Michael

Kaye and Gerald “J. J.” Smith, Jr.

Susan and Roy Wood

Mitzi Reynolds

Ann Woolford

Xavier Richardson

Barbara and James Ukrop

Charlotte and G. Gilmer Minor, III

Kathleen Smith

Donna VanCleave

George Wynne

J. Michael Robb

Margaret Smith

Jeffrey Mitchell

Leslie and Stewart Roberson

Helen Vanderland

Roy Smith

Allison and Jeff Mitchell

Allyson Roberts

Melina and Andrew Vaughan

Susan and John “Dubby” Wynne

Wendy and Michael Smith

Marlene Mondziel

Chuck Rodamer

Ruth and Brandt Vaughan

Dean Sprinkle

John Monger, III

Mary Rohas

Peggy and George Vaughan

Terrance Suarez

Gaye Montgomery

David Sam

Kathryn Hammond and Amy Walter

Susan and Chip Yates Michel Zajur Sara and Dennis Zimmerman


CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS A & N Electric Cooperative Alexander Insurance Agency Altria American Electric Power Foundation Association for Corporate Growth: Richmond Chapter Ballmer Family Giving Bank of America Charitable Foundation BARC Electric Cooperative Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Birdsong Charitable Foundation Blackboard, Inc. Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation Bon Secours Health System Brown’s Insurance Agency CampusGuard Capital One Capital Results Carilion Clinic Carlisle Associates, Inc. CDS Tractor Trailer Training Cedar Mountain Stone Corporation Centennial Contractors Central Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Chemung Contracting Corporation Chesapeake Marketing Children and Family Legacy Fund Chmura Economics & Analytics


Clark Nexsen Claude Moore Charitable Foundation CoBank Cole & Denny Architects Commercial Insurance Services Community Electric Cooperative ConServe Coverage, Inc. Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative Crowder Insurance Agency Curtis Group Consultants Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation Danville Community College Educational Foundation Davis H. Elliot Company, Inc. Deborah J. Johnston Foundation, Inc. Dell Dewberry Dillon Insurance Agency Diversified Educational System Dominion Foundation Dominion Resources Draper Aden Associates Ed2go Edmentum Electronic Systems, Inc. Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation EMSI Fieldale Insurance Agency First English Evangelical Lutheran Church Follett

Froehling & Robertson, Inc. Full Measure Education Genworth Foundation Geographic Solutions Germanna Community College Educational Foundation GHT Insurance Agency Gold Key/PHR Gradcast Graystone Group Advertising HCM Strategists LLC Helfant Realty, Inc. Higher One, Inc. Hirschler Fleischer Hollis Family Foundation Holmes, Riley & Associates of Merrill Lynch HRI Associates Hughes, Gregory & Wells Agency, Inc. Independent Insurance Center Information Builders Inova Health System J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation John Tyler Community College Foundation Kathryn B. McQuade Foundation Kaye & Gerald Smith Family Fund of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Lee Electrical Lester Insurance Logistics Specialties, Inc. Lord Fairfax Community College

Lumos Networks Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation, Inc. McGuireWoods Consulting MEB General Contractors Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Meyer Foundation Moseley Architects Moses D. Nunnally, Jr. Charitable Lead Unitrust B MPACT Solutions Mullins, Gordon & Norman Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors National Healthcareer Association National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation Nelnet Business Solutions New River Community College Educational Foundation Newport News Shipbuilding (a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries) North Highland Northern Neck Electric Cooperative Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative Okonite Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Old Dominion University PadillaCRT Patrick Henry Community College Foundation

Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation Pearson Philip L. Graham Fund Piedmont Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Potomac Health Foundation Powell Valley Electric Cooperative PowerSecure, Inc. PowerServices, Inc. Prince George Electric Cooperative ProTrain, LLC Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation Rappahannock Electric Cooperative RCM&D RealTime Accounting Solutions Riverland Insurers RRMM Architects RSM US LLP Saunders & Benson, Inc. Schneider Electric Sentara Healthcare & Optima Health Shear Artistry Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative SLAIT Consulting snagajob Solutions for Progress South Boston Insurance Agency Southside Electric Cooperative

Southside Virginia Community College Educational Foundation Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Combo Starr Hill / Red Light Fund State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Suffolk Insurance Corporation SunTrust Banks, Inc. Susan W. Davenport & W. Edgar Spigle Fund SyCom Technologies TESCO Foundation, LLC The Armistead Group The Center for Legal Studies The Charles H. Henderson Family Charitable Gift Fund The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia/ Dewberry Charitable Fund The Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central Virginia The John & Amy Griffin Foundation, Inc. The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation The Neall Family Charitable Foundation The Peachtree House Foundation The SkillSource Group The Virginia Mainstream Project The Wilson Bias Family Fund Thomas Nelson Community College Thompson Hospitality Group Tiffany & Co.

Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission Tuition Management Systems United Utility Supply Cooperative Inc. Universal Leaf Foundation University of Richmond University of Virginia United Student Aid Funds, Inc. Valley Proteins, Inc. Verizon Foundation Virginia Commonwealth Corporation Virginia Community Colleges Association Virginia Credit Union Virginia Economic Development Partnership Virginia Goodwill Network, Inc. Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. Virginia Western Community College Educational Foundation Virginia529 Vocational Research Institute W.A. Hazel, Inc. Washington Forrest Foundation Watkins Insurance Agency, Inc. Wells Fargo WHRO Public Media William H. Talley & Son, Inc. Woods Rogers PLC Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation



Great Expectations Coach Mickey Paige at CVCC helps former foster students like Dena Wells achieve higher education goals.

WHAT IS THE VFCCE? A statewide educational foundation that works with Virginia’s 23 community colleges, the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education supports student success and provides financial assistance to all students who dream of attending college. When you support the VFCCE, you support access, affordability, and student success at EVERY Virginia Community College. We invite you to join us in our mission of providing access to education for all Virginians.

FOUNDATION PRIORITIES WORKFORCE CREDENTIAL GRANTS Training for highdemand credentials is more accessible and more affordable than ever before thanks to the 2016 Virginia General Assembly and the administration of Governor Terry McAuliffe. The newly adopted Workforce Credentials Grant Program, the nation’s first pay-forperformance plan, will cover two-thirds of the training costs for individuals pursuing credentials in highdemand fields.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS This innovative, nationally recognized program helps Virginia’s foster youth earn the postsecondary credentials they need to achieve an independent and successful life. Great Expectations is offered at 18 of Virginia’s Community Colleges. Connecting foster youth with an adult coach committed to their success provides the “wrap-around” support these teenagers need.

RURAL VIRGINIA HORSESHOE INITIATIVE The Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative tackles the challenge of preparing those in the state’s rural horseshoe for the jobs of the future. Were “rural Virginia” its own state, it would be home to more than two million people and rank 50th in the nation in educational attainment. This VFCCE initiative seeks to double the percentage of rural residents who earn an associate degree or other college credential from 26 percent to 52 percent.

SCHOLARSHIPS Through named scholarships and prestigious fellows programs, outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds have the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, and also receive invaluable mentoring and leadership training. Nearly $2.5 million has been awarded to 546 students through the VFCCE over the past 10 years. The VFCCE also works with statewide donors to provide Commonwealth Legacy Scholarships at each of the 23 community colleges.

FUNDING EXCELLENCE Public funding supports only a basic level of programs, services and facilities at Virginia’s Community Colleges. As enrollments grow at Virginia’s Community Colleges, student needs outpace diminished state funding and shrinking budgets. Support from donors like you fund those unmet needs. Your contributions are an investment in Virginia’s future that yields a profound return, enhancing the quality of life for all Virginians.


WAYS TO GIVE When you support the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, you support access, affordability and student success at every Virginia Community College. Help us continue our mission of providing access to education for all Virginians. Giving online is secure and easy. All gifts go directly to the VFCCE. You can designate areas where you want to direct your contributions, or honor someone’s name with your gift. Please visit



Are you more comfortable writing a check? Use the enclosed envelope to mail your check to VFCCE, 300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23236.

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DONATE STOCK OR ANNUITIES A gift of stock or appreciated securities has two major advantages. It provides the donor with an immediate income tax deduction and eliminates capital gains taxes to the extent allowed by law. Stock can be transferred to the VFCCE.

MATCHING GIFTS Double the impact of your gift! Ask at work if your employer has a matching gifts program, augmenting your gift with donations from your company.

CALL US! We can take your gift over the phone, or talk to you about these and other ways you can make a difference in higher education opportunities for Virginia’s citizens. The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our federal tax id is 23-7004354. Virginia Foundation for Community College Education 300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200 Richmond, Virginia 23236 804-819-4961; 804-819-4962

PLANNED GIVING Making a bequest from your future estate can be a generous way to maximize your gift. One way to make a planned gift is designating the VFCCE in a will for a specific amount or a percentage of the estate. Charitable gift annuities, life insurance policies, or designations from retirement plans are other forms of planned giving.

“The inclusion of the community college in your estate plans provides a future promise, investing in yet-to-be-determined programs, ideas, and student success. What a rich legacy for the betterment of our communities and commonwealth, enabling citizens to create a better quality of life.” Edwin C. Hall, VFCCE Board Member


Wyatt Courtwright, shown here at Dominion’s Corporate Emergency Response Center, is pursuing cybersecurity certification at John Tyler Community College as part of his information technology associate degree.

A number of VFCCE board members attended the 50th anniversary celebration with their guests, including: 1 Laura and Dr. John Rainone 2 State Board Member Eleanor and Virginia Senator Richard Saslaw 3 Chancellor Glenn DuBois and Gaye Montgomery 4 Former VFCCE Chairs Chris Lumsden (left) and Laurens Sartoris (right) with Linda Lumsden and Faith Sartoris. 5 Arthur and Stacy Brinkley 6 Dorcas Helfant-Browning and Landon Browning 7 Hank and Liling Chao 8 Edwin C. Hall with Angela Falconetti of VWCC

2016 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Melanie W. Bias Arthur S. Brinkley, III Hank Chao Dan R. Dixon Glenn DuBois Jennifer Sager Gentry Ron Holmes, VFCCE Chair

Philip H. Goodpasture, general counsel Edwin C. Hall Dorcas Helfant-Browning, vice chair

Chandra D. Lantz, secretary


Gaye C. Montgomery, treasurer

Dana Hamel, Chancellor Emeritus

C. Michael Petters

The Honorable George Allen

John J. Rainone

The Honorable Gerald Baliles

Stewart Roberson

The Honorable Charles Robb

Eleanor Saslaw

The Honorable James Gilmore

Gerald F. Smith, Jr.

The Honorable Linwood Holton

Donna M. VanCleave

The Honorable Timothy Kaine

Jeanette Wang

The Honorable Robert McDonnell

Daniel A. Weekley

The Honorable Mark Warner

A. Michael Wilkerson

The Honorable Douglas Wilder

Ronald H. Holmes, chair

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STAFF Jennifer Gentry Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director Anne McCaffrey Director of Development & Scholarships Pam Currey Operations Manager Susan Hayden 50th Anniversary Marketing Manager Felicia Blow Statewide Community College Liaison

Doug Elliott Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships Kathleen Smith Senior Development Officer Kristen Johnson Advancement Services Coordinator Karen Nerden Administrative Assistant











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This report is dedicated to founding Chancellor Dana B. Hamel, whose commitment, dedication and courage were the building blocks upon which the Virginia Community College System was built. His generosity and personal investment led to a significant leadership gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary, endowing a scholarship created in his name. As Dr. Hamel so often reminds us, “It’s a great day to be alive in the Commonwealth!”

Wells Fargo is proud to partner with Virginia’s Community Colleges to sponsor the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, providing first generation college students the chance to reach their dreams.

A thank you from the newest class of Potomac Health Fellows for their scholarship and leadership program.


“My company has 38,000 highly skilled employees, including hundreds of community college graduates, and I have seen the difference these schools make over and over again. I have seen people redefine their lives, going from operational jobs to designing jobs, on the strength of training acquired at a community college.� Mike Petters, board member of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries

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