Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Educational Foundation

Photo from Foundation Scholarship Dinner

The Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation was founded in 1980 as a non-profit charitable organization, which is exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its mission is to provide financial resources for students, faculty, programs and facilities.

The 30-member Board of Directors comprises a diverse and committed group of individuals who are prominent business and community leaders. They serve as strong advocates for the College within the community. Board members also serve on various committees that assist the Foundation in managing its enterprise and advancing its noble purpose.

The Foundation publishes an annual report that highlights progress on its fundraising efforts for the year. This report includes fundraising results from events as well as the scholarship and award program. Equally important, the annual report lists all donors from the private sector in a given year, presenting a unique opportunity for the College to publicly thank its donors for their generosity.

Our Mission Statement

The Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation was created to provide resources to assist the administration and trustees of Delaware County Community College in achieving the institution’s mission.

The Foundation supports the College’s activities in the following ways:

  • Obtaining resources, financial and other
  • Supporting creative ideas by identifying and sponsoring projects
  • Building an endowment
  • Expanding partnerships between the College and the community, especially business and industry
  • Communicating the College’s mission within the community

Responsibilities of Foundation Directors

  • Organizational Plans and Priorities - The purposes and projects to which the Foundation is committed are determined by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in consultation with the administration of the College.
  • Participation - Meetings of the Foundation Board of Directors are scheduled quarterly. It is expected that Directors will attend the quarterly meetings, serve on one of several committees, keep themselves informed about the College’s needs and programs, and provide personal leadership in other ways which will further the work of the Foundation and its purposes.
  • Public Relations and Outreach - The prominence of the Directors in the community and their involvement with important community groups makes them a key resource for identifying, screening and cultivating potential support and for influencing the community on behalf of the College.
  • Financial Resources and Management - A major responsibility of the Board is the procurement and allocation of resources. The Board must play an active role in seeing that these resources are secured in amounts sufficient for the accomplishment of the Foundation’s plans. This requires the use of personal contacts and influence and the demonstration of commitment through personal and organizational contributions.
  • Selecting Directors - A critical and important role for Foundation Directors must always be the identification, recruitment, and appointment of new and committed Directors.