NMCC launches $2 million “Campaign for the County’s College”
Northern Maine Community College and the NMCC Foundation have initiated their first-ever major gifts campaign for the institution to raise $2 million over the next year to both support student scholarships and instructional technology, as well as to assist the College in new and ongoing efforts to respond promptly to community needs.
The Campaign for the County’s College, named to reflect both the impact of the campus in the region as well as how the College community mirrors the aspirations of Aroostook and its people, is designed to support the outstanding tradition of teaching and learning for which NMCC is known. The campaign also provides an opportunity to invest in positioning the College to meet the community’s education and workforce demands for years to come.
There are three funds that will be supported with gifts raised through the campaign:
The first, the Accessing Opportunity Fund, will allow the College Foundation to provide financial assistance through endowed scholarships and awards to deserving students.
The Investing in Innovation Fund is a technology endowment fund that will ensure the college can keep pace with changing instructional technology.
A third, the College and Community Advancement Fund, will provide an immediate source of funding, allowing NMCC to launch new curricula and respond promptly to evolving community needs.
Prominent Presque Isle resident Floyd Harding, who was one of the original founders of NMCC as a vocational school in 1961, is honorary chair of the champaign. “The gift you give will continue to give for all time. It will continue to be a part of that person,” said Harding. “There are some things in life you are so glad you did and if you contribute to this fine College, you will get many returns that will have benefited people for generations to come.”