Oct 14, 2020

HACC Foundation Supports Key Projects, PSECU Creates Emergency Assistance Fund

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit educational trust established in 1985 to raise private and corporate revenues in support of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, announces funds allocations for key projects and a new emergency assistance fund for students. These initiatives support the College’s mission of learning for all; learning for life.   
HACC Foundation Allocates Over $116,000 for Key Projects
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The HACC Foundation recently provided funding for key projects at
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
The HACC Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises private contributions in support of HACC, approved more than $116,000 for projects at the College. This funding is made possible through generous contributions from individual and organizational donors.
The HACC Foundation funded the following projects:
Application Purpose of HACC Foundation Funding Benefit to Students and College Funded Amount
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Open Educational Resources (OER) for non-STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Faculty Funds will be used to promote and incentivize faculty to adopt, adapt and/or create OER for students. $55,140
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 OER for STEAM Faculty Funds will be used to promote and incentivize faculty to adopt, adapt and/or create OER for students. $30,000
Groceries on the Go Project Funding will be used to continue the Groceries on the Go initiative. HACC students can receive a bag of groceries valued at $10 per bag through participating locations. $20,000
Updates to the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System in Stabler Hall Funding will be used to complete updates to the HVAC system in Stabler Hall on the Harrisburg Campus. $6,300
Leadership Harrisburg Program Funding will be used to help a HACC employee complete the Leadership Harrisburg Program. $3,000
New PC Laptop to Support Computing Class Development Funding will be used to support the purchase of a new laptop for a HACC employee. $1,600
    Total $116,040
Photo Caption: Funding from the HACC Foundation supports programs and projects that benefit students collegewide, including Groceries on the Go for students facing food insecurity.
 PSECU Creates Emergency Assistance Fund for Students at HACC
HARRISBURG, Pa – Many students at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, face unexpected hurdles while pursuing their education. These challenges can create financial hardships that make it difficult for students to continue or complete their educational journeys. Emergency assistance funds were designed to help HACC students overcome these challenges.
PSECU generously started the PSECU Emergency Assistance Fund to help students impacted by financial challenges that could derail them from achieving their goals.
“PSECU has been a partner to HACC and the HACC Foundation for more than two decades. When I asked them to consider establishing this fund – which is especially critical during a health pandemic – they agreed right away. PSECU consistently walks the talk,” said Linnie S. Carter, Ph.D., APR, vice president of college advancement at HACC and executive director of the HACC Foundation.
Students can apply for funds by completing an online application
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 haccfoundation.org. To contribute to the HACC Foundation, please visit hacc.edu/GiveNow
About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is the first and largest of Pennsylvania’s 14 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 hacc.edu. Also, follow us on Twitter (@HACC_info), follow us on Instagram (@HACC_edu), like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HACC64) and use #HACCNews.