Your Success Is Our Mission

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 2016 giving credit for checks that are mailed and bear a postmark of December 31, 2016, or earlier. Gifts with postmarks of January 1, 2017, or later will be posted to the donor's 2017 giving record (per IRS rules and regulations). 


Faculty and Staff Giving

Stephanie Kanupp and Ben Kish

Sharon Suess and Ben Hardy, 2016-2017 Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign Co-Chairs

In 2015-2016, more than $30,000 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.

Let's challenge ourselves to stand together, as a College family, to help change the lives of our students by supporting our Foundation. Even a small monthly donation of $5 can lift students up to achieve their dreams of a better life through education.

100% Giving, No gift is too small

Remember that this tax-deductible donation can be given monthly through payroll deduction, and allows our Foundation to support scholarships, work-study programs, purchase new equipment for our classrooms, and fund faculty professional development. 

Let's show our community partners that WE will take the first step, and that their contribution, together with ours, can change lives!


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.

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

September 14, 2016, Campus Information Presentation

Why do I give to the Educational Foundation?
“Easy. I give because the Foundation creates opportunities for our shareholders that otherwise may not exist. In my eleven years with BRCC, I've repeatedly witnessed the profound impact Foundation contributions have on the education, professional development, and enrichment of our community, our employees, and most importantly, our students.”
Ben Hardy
English Instructor


“I feel extremely fortunate to work in higher education and wish to give something back so others can attain their dreams and goals.”

Sharon Suess
Pay It Forward Endowed Chair
Lead Engineering Technology Instructor


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

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

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