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Westchester community college foundation

Since its founding in 1969, Westchester Community College Foundation (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization) has raised funds to meet college and student needs not covered by public funds.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the Foundation shall be to aid and advance the mission of Westchester Community College, a public educational institution. Recognizing that public Education is a public responsibility, the Foundation shall have as its goal the development of such voluntary, supplemental support that shall strengthen and enrich the educational life and environment of the College.


Recognizing that public education is a public responsibility, the Foundation enables the college to continue to offer access to quality education and the skills for success through its fundraising and programmatic activities.

Board of Directors:

The Foundation is governed by an independent Board of Directors made up of approximately 50 distinguished community and business leaders who represent the social and economic makeup of Westchester County. This volunteer board directs the activities of the Foundation and ensures its funds are being used to support the Foundation’s mission.

Alumni Association:

Housed within the Foundation is the Alumni Association. The Westchester Community College Alumni Association fosters engagement among and between the College, alumni and friends to develop and nurture a vibrant, committed and active alumni community. The Association exists to support and promote the College’s mission through advocacy, community outreach, education, and philanthropic activities.

The Alumni Association is led by the Director of Alumni Engagement and an Alumni Council of up to 15 members. The Council provides support and guidance for programs and activities run through the Alumni Office.