Ways to Give

BCC Foundation Ways to Give

You can become a member of the Bergen family with a gift to the Foundation.  The Foundation accepts gifts in all amounts-no gift is too small.  Gifts may be designated for a specific use, or they may be directed to the Foundation’s unrestricted fund to be used wherever it is most needed within the College.

A contribution to the “Securing Our Future Endowed Scholarship Fund” will help ensure available scholarship dollars for deserving students for generations to come.  With a gift of $10,000 or more, you can establish a named endowment in an area of importance to you, your family, or your corporation.  Whatever the purpose, a contribution that will benefit the residents of this community for years to come.

Since 1965, Bergen Community College has played a significant role in providing educational opportunities for the residents of this community.  Each year, approximately 33,000 students enroll in credit-bearing or continuing education courses.  Although county and state taxes have made much of this possible, in recent years less than 20 percent of the College’s annual operating budget was state and county funded.  The balance is raised through tuition and student fees, student aid, grants, and private fundraising initiatives coordinated by the Bergen Community College Foundation.

Through private fundraising efforts, the Bergen Community College Foundation seeks to bridge the gap between limited government funding and those resources critical to the College.  Total contributions received by the BCC foundation since its inception in 1982 have surpassed the $17 million mark.