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Friday, September 25, 2020

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The York County Community College Foundation was organized and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service in 1995 as a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization (EIN# 22-3451600). It is structurally separate from York County Community College and is governed by an appointed Board of Directors. The Foundation was formed at the time of YCCC’s founding because while traditional resources (state assistance and tuition/fees) typically support the basics of higher education – private gifts help make a college exceptional. The YCCC Foundation is the preferred channel for private gifts to the College through annual giving programs, planned gifts, and major or special gift campaigns. Gifts to the Foundation qualify for the maximum tax deduction allowed under the law.

The mission of the YCCC Foundation is to raise funds/resources from public, private, and other charitable organizations. We seek to support YCCC students and YCCC educational resources while maintaining responsible stewardship to our donors and creating strong community relations.

The YCCC Foundation ensures that any eligible YCCC student who seeks a quality education at YCCC is financially able to do so.

York County Community College was founded in 1994 in partnership with the local business community in answer to a clear need for a skilled workforce and greater educational opportunity.

Since then, YCCC has expanded at an astonishing rate. From its first class of 156 students, the college has educated over 20,000 medical technologists, accountants, precision machinists, computer experts, chefs, and tradespeople who have entered the local workforce, fueled our economy, and improved the quality of life in our community.

YCCC has twice been named one of the fastest growing two-year colleges in the nation. As enrollment has grown, so, too, have program and course offerings. Throughout the school’s history, YCCC has provided educational access to a diverse population. Students range in age from 16 to 75, with an average age of 27.

Many come to YCCC to prepare for direct employment in the local economy through the college’s trade, technical and occupational programs. Others find that YCCC provides affordable, convenient access to higher education leading to transfer to four-year degree programs.

Approximately 45% of those who attend YCCC are first generation college students and nearly half live at or below the federal poverty level.

The YCCC Foundation was founded in association with the College to assist in funding scholarships, programs, new initiatives, student success and construction efforts. Since its founding, we have successfully completed 3 Capital Campaigns which established our current facility and funded important programs such as the Student Success Commons, Library, Culinary Lab, Sanford Instructional Site and more.

We are proud to have supported the hard working students of YCCC with over 450 scholarships, totaling over $200,000, in just the last five years. The Foundation has also provided financial support to strengthen programming, teaching resources, and various strategic initiatives at the college.

Now, the Foundation is pleased to be able to play a key role in helping the college expand to serve even more members of our community through both its credit and non-credit offerings.

York County and YCCC are poised for growth. To achieve their full potential, the college and the county will need to continue their strong partnership.

Employers across the region are dependent on the college to ensure a skilled and innovative workforce. At the same time, the college is dependent on each of us to support its critical mission.

We invite you to join us as we work in partnership to help ensure a strong and vibrant future for YCCC and for all of York County.

Our Scholarships

York County Community College Foundation is proud to offer the following scholarships to its students.

The students, faculty, staff and Board of YCCC Foundation would like to thank our scholarship providers:
• Brooks McDonald Scholarship
• David F. Talevi Foundation Scholarship
• Dual Enrollment Scholarship
• Eleanor Heaney Memorial Scholarship
• Follett Book Vouchers
• Juliette Bourque Memorial Scholarship
• Kittery Lions Club Scholarship
• “Love Your Community” Scholarship Presented by Northeast Credit Union
• Maine Association of Broadcasters Scholarship
• Ogunquit Rotary Club Scholarship
• Phyllis Norton/Ogunquit Women’s Club Scholarship
• Sammy Scholarship
• The Harbor Foundation Scholarship
• Wells Rotary Club Scholarship
• Zonta International Scholarship

With the help of the Maine Community Foundation, we manage several endowed scholarships which together form the heart of our scholarship system. Endowments require a minimum of $10,000 to launch and provide the peace of mind that your legacy will help our students for years to come. This is the preferred method of support for several individuals and businesses.

We are always happy to work with individuals and businesses to pool donations into an endowment which will honor a loved one.

The students, faculty, staff and YCCC Foundation Board would like to thank our endowment supporters:
  • The Harbor Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund - Restricted to students living in the town of York
  • Lillian M. Hall Scholarship Endowment Fund - Restricted to a Graduate of Wells High School
  • Phillip W. Hussey Endowed Scholarship Fund - Restricted to a recent high school graduate
  • A. William Kany Jr. & Anne Kany Endowment Fund
  • Helen I. Magnuson Memorial Scholarship Fund - Restricted to students enrolled in a nursing related program
  • Mary Ann Rogan Scholarship Endowment Fund - Restricted to students enrolled in a nursing related program
  • Partners Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund - Restricted to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Pratt & Whitney Scholarship Endowment Fund - Restricted to majors in Precision Machining Technology Associates and Certificate Programs 
  • Robert E. Ponchak Family Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • George & Shirley Pope Scholarship Endowment Fund - Restricted to students enrolled in a nursing related program
  • Dr. John Rainone and YCCC Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Rocray Memorial Scholarship Endowment
  • Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament Scholarship Fund - Restricted to students of financial need maintaining a GPA of 3.0 who have completed  at least 12 credit hours
  • Thomas P. and Frances R. Walsh Scholarship Endowment Fund - Restricted to students enrolled in a nursing related program
  • York County Community College Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund

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Board of Directors

Tim Fossett


Owner - The Lighthouse

Suzanne M. Menard

First Vice Chairperson

Revenue Cycle Manager - Southern Maine Health Care

Kenneth T. Weston

Second Vice Chairperson

Betty J. Olson


Senior Vice President - Camden National Bank

Michael Cleary

Scholarship Chair

Project Manager - Benchmark Construction

James W. Fitzgerald Jr.

Immediate Past Chair

Broker - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Christopher Cluff

Board Member

Owner - Paper Trails

Dan Colby

Board Member

Senior Vice President - Biddeford Savings - A Division of Maine Community Bank

David Cote

Board Member

Global Trade Manager | Local Ethics & Complainant Officer - Pratt & Whitney

Dan Eagleson

Board Member

Senior Vice President - The Baker Company

Barbara Grillo

Board Member

Community Member

Jonathan Hussey

Board Member

Inside Sales for Clarin by Hussey - Hussey Seating

Joseph Morse

Board Member

Banking Center Manger Officer - Camden National Bank

John Tanguay

Board Member

Vice President - Partners Bank

Kathleen D. Baker

Special Advisor | Past Board Member

Rental Manager | Agent - Kennebunk Beach Realty

Lorraine H. Boston

Special Advisor | Past Board Member

Community Member

Marc Brunelle

Special Advisor | Past Board Member

Community Member

Jamie Goodwin

Special Advisor | Past Board Member

D.M. - Conifer Consulting

Chris Magnuson

Special Advisor | Past Board Member

Community Member

Margaret Nichols

Special Advisor | Past Board Member

Community Member

Michael Fischer

Ex-Officio Member

President - York County Community College

Barbara Owen

Ex-Officio Member

Chief of Staff - York County Community College