Apr 11, 2014

The HACC Foundation Establishes New 2014 Funding

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation added six new awards to assist HACC students with their education and future career goals in spring 2014.

The new awards and qualifying criteria are as follows:

This scholarship award may be applied toward tuition, fees and/or books and will be divided equally between the fall and spring terms.

Harold and Jeanne Swope were long-time residents of Harrisburg. Mrs. Swope worked for the Office of the Governor for many years, and Mr. Swope was an attorney who worked most of his career in the Harrisburg area.

After Mr. Swope’s death in 1999, Mrs. Swope continued to work with various nonprofit organizations, supporting fundraisers for many civic organizations. Her main focus in her estate plan was to continue giving back to the community that she and her husband supported.

Mrs. Swope passed away in April 2012. In her will, she requested that a portion of her estate be distributed to charities. The co-executors of the estate, in consultation with Mrs. Swope’s sister and close friends, selected charities in the Central Pennsylvania area they knew were in line with the values and beliefs of Mr. and Mrs. Swope.

The HACC Foundation was chosen as a local charity because Mr. and Mrs. Swope were passionate about education and saw higher education as a means for all to succeed.



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. In fiscal year 2013-14 alone, the HACC Foundation contributed close to $2.2 million to the College in scholarships, special programs and facilities and provided financial assistance to 1,345 students.

Contributions to the HACC Foundation are accepted in the form of unrestricted gifts to augment endowed funds, contributions to existing or new scholarship programs or award funds, support for academic and workforce programs, sponsorship of special events and cultural programs and contributions made in honor or in memory of individuals. In addition, the Foundation holds annual events, including the Frank J. Dixon Tournament for Scholarships at HACC, and various scholarship award ceremonies. The HACC Foundation is gratefully YOURS.

For more information on the HACC Foundation, visit http://www.hacc.edu/HACCFoundation/ or the College’s YouTube channel.