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29 April 2021

BB&T now Truist Economic Growth Fund Awards $100,000 Grant to HACC

Funds will benefit diversity and inclusion projects

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, will receive $100,000 from the BB&T now Truist Economic Growth Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation to support diversity initiatives and an inclusive excellence mentoring program at HACC’s Lancaster Campus.

The funds will be administered by the HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in 1985 to raise funds for HACC.

On April 22, 2021, the BB&T now Truist Economic Growth Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation named HACC and six other Lancaster-area higher education institutions as recipients of nearly $850,000 in grant investments.    

John J. “Ski” Sygielski, MBA, Ed.D., HACC president and CEO, said, “This generous investment in support of diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives at HACC will benefit students and employees with opportunities to better understand the changing demographics of our service region and will afford those in the Lancaster community to engage with the College in new and meaningful ways through training and education opportunities.

Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, the vice president of college advancement at HACC and executive director of the HACC Foundation, said, “This generous funding exemplifies the many partnerships that HACC has nurtured since its founding in 1964. The Lancaster County Community Foundation has supported the College for many years. Also, the other grant recipients are institutions to which our students transfer and with which HACC partners to provide innovative instruction and services. We are proud to be among the colleges and universities receiving this philanthropic investment.”          

“At Truist our purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities,” said Alex Brame, Truist Central Pennsylvania regional president. “These investments are part of ongoing efforts of The BB&T now Truist Economic Growth Fund at the Lancaster County Community Foundation to support initiatives and projects that foster in-demand thriving wage jobs and our higher education partners in Lancaster County.”

About the HACC Foundation
The HACC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. The HACC Foundation provides funding for student scholarships, innovative academic programs, state-of-the art training equipment and modernized facilities. To learn more about the HACC Foundation, please visit To contribute to the HACC Foundation, please visit

About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 15 community colleges. HACC offers approximately 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 17,000 students. Also, the College serves students at its Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses; through virtual learning; and via workforce development and continuing education training. For more information on how HACC is uniquely YOURS, visit Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook ( and use #HACCNews.

About Truist
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. Formed by the historic merger of equals of BB&T and SunTrust, Truist has leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending; and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $518 billion as of March 31, 2021. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at

The Lancaster County Community Foundation helps people who love Lancaster County invest in the future of our community. Since 1924, they have been helping individuals establish permanent funds to support our community and making grant investments to local organizations.  Today, they manage more than $140 million in community assets that support Lancaster County every year. In 2021, the Community Foundation will invest more than $3 million in grants to local organizations plus generate millions of charitable dollars through the Extraordinary Give.


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