Giving Opportunities

Annual Giving

What is the deadline for making a contribution?
Each year's Annual Fund campaign ends on June 30.

Donor Recognition
Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation recognizes all gifts. Donors will receive 2013 giving credit for checks that are mailed and bear a postmark of December 31, 2013, or earlier. Gifts with postmarks of January 1, 2014, or later will be posted to the donor's 2014 giving record (per IRS rules and regulations).

What is the deadline for making a contribution?
Each year's Annual Fund campaign ends on June 30.

Employee Giving

For the past seven years, the faculty and staff of Blue Ridge Community College have exceeded their donations given in the previous year's Faculty and Staff Campaign--
Will you help us do it again ?

Mission Statements of the College and the Educational Foundation
Case Statement
Sample Pledge Form (the three-part original is available from the Foundation office)
List of Endowments

Jack Igelman and Melodee Leyshon

Jack Igelman and Melodee Leyshon, 2013-2014 Faculty and Staff Campaign chairs

In 2012-2013, $30,000.72 was raised by our very generous employees. By making a gift to Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, you will be taking an extra step that further helps us realize the College’s vision of providing programs of excellence in academics and training that foster economic vitality in our community.

Barbara Gregory and Janae Howard

Barbara Gregory (right) is pictured with Janae Howard , a 2010 BRCC Early Childhood Associate Degree graduate. Janae is now attending ETSU with the John P. and Mary Ann Shepherd Memorial Scholarship (awarded to BRCC graduates attending a four-year college).  While matriculating at BRCC, Janae was awarded the Albert M. Moreno, Sr., Scholarship; the Gerber Foundation Scholarship; as well as the Barbara J. Gregory Scholarship. All four scholarships were provided through Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation.

Elaine Thompson and Kyle Thiel

Elaine Thompson (left) with Kyle Thiel, a 2009 BRCC Criminal Justice graduate, now a police officer for the Hendersonville Police Department. In 2010, Kyle was named the Reserve Officer of the Year. While Kyle was completing his degree, he was awarded the John Witherspoon Scholarship and the Henderson County Retired School Personnel Scholarship (both provided through Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation).

Help to create another success story today with your check, pledge, or payroll deduction through the Faculty and Staff Campaign!

What the Foundation Can Do for the College

In fulfilling its mission, the Foundation provides financial assistance to students through scholarships, a work-study program, and emergency loans and grants; purchases state-of-the-art equipment for use in classrooms; sponsors faculty development through special projects; enables the College to achieve its institutional effectiveness goals; provides start-up costs for new programs; and solicits monies for other projects on campus. Private support through the Foundation enables Blue Ridge Community College to keep pace with the educational changes occurring in its service area and in the lives of its students, faculty and staff, and the citizens it serves.

Even though the Foundation is a separate, legal entity, it serves as a vessel for broadening support for the College through the involvement of its stakeholders who share in the College's mission and vision.

September 11, 2013, Campus Information Presentation

I give to the BRCC Educational Foundation because I believe my donation is the best investment I can make in the future of this community.  With community college funding under strain, I know that each dollar I donate will make a difference.

Jack Igelman

One of my favorite mantras is "Much will be required of the person to whom much is given."

I give to the Campus Fund Drive because it is THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I strongly feel that my donation contributes to someone's dream being realized.

Melodee Leyshon

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation
180 W. Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Phone:(828) 694-1710
Fax: (828) 694-1690