1. Why Give to Bergen
For more than 50 years, Bergen has been an engine for opportunity. Recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top community colleges in the nation, Bergen offers a pathway to productive, innovative jobs, and drives more than $600 million each year into Bergen County’s economy.
With today’s public funding limitations, however, only a combination of good management and philanthropy will allow the best public colleges to succeed. Private donations can supplement public funds to help advance critical strategic initiatives:
■ Helping Students succeed through guidance and tutoring programs, increased academic resources, and scholarships.
■ Driving program excellence through innovation and accelerated upgrades to equipment and facilities.
■ Building community to impact the campus, shape student experience, and engage the local community.
We need you – Bergen’s partners, faculty, and alumni – to invest in the future of this college and maintain the excellence that this community requires. Our success has never been so important.
Each year, more than 13,500 people use Bergen as a stepping stone to careers in today’s knowledge-based economy. Young people seeking skills and direction. Mid-career professionals seeking specialized certification for advancement. Immigrants seeking pathways to productive lives in their new community.
More students graduate from Bergen with associates degrees and specialty certification than from any other college in the state of New Jersey. We provide students with the guidance desire, the opportunities they deserve, and the tools required to succeed, both in school and beyond.
Bergen for Bergen
Our community benefits from people realizing their personal and economic potential. Bergen Community College is New Jersey’s most productive pipeline to higher education, employment, and career advancement.
More than 75% of students at the college are from Bergen County. And unlike students from other colleges who scatter upon graduation, more than 80% of Bergen graduates stay in Bergen to live, work, and raise their families.
The power of New Jersey’s largest and most recognized community is that it serves the community. In the community. For the community