Gateway Community College Foundation
Established in 1993, the Gateway Community College Foundation, an independent 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, was created to support the College's mission and institutional goals through philanthropic support. Gifts to the Foundation, which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law, help ensure Gateway Community College has the resources to remain a leading institution of higher education.
The Gateway Community College Foundation is a vital thread in the fabric of our community, providing a lifeline to students who are challenged by their financial limitations. The encouragement begins with scholarships and funds for student support initiatives, professional development opportunities for faculty and staff and programmatic needs for the college. With the help of a dedicated Board of Directors, loyal alumni, donors, friends, and volunteers,
the Foundation helps to build a network of regional community support that reflects our practice and our reality of our commitment to diversity and equity.
A Message from the Foundation Board Chair – Helene A. Augustine
Words cannot express how honored I am to chair the Gateway Community College Foundation Board of Directors. I have been a GCCF Board member since 2021. I always marveled at my fellow Board members’ commitment to the educational mission of Gateway Community College and their remarkable efforts to support students, faculty, and staff. As Board Chair, I pledge that we will continue those efforts in 2021 and beyond.
2020 brought unprecedented challenges and changes and deeply affected the Gateway Community College “family” especially our students. I am so proud of the way the GCC Foundation doubled and redoubled efforts to support Gateway students determined to transform their lives through education. We will do everything within our power to advance equity, diversity, and educational excellence; bring opportunity within reach for everyone; and help build the skilled workforce tomorrow’s world will need. With the help of our caring donors and community, I know the Gateway Community College Foundation will continue to help Gateway students achieve their dreams of a brighter future.
Helene A. Augustine, Board Chair
Gateway Community College Foundation
Scholarships at Gateway Community College
Generous donations to the Gateway Community College Foundation funds scholarship opportunities each year to help make college more affordable. This year, the Foundation awarded more than $292,136 in scholarships for a total of 691 scholarships. Scholarships help pay for tuition and fees, and some also cover books and other costs of students to begin, resume or continue their education. For information about scholarships, and the application process, contact the foundation office at
Let’s celebrate and congratulate the 2020-2021 scholarship awardees. Click on this link to view the list of scholarship recipients and scholarships.
562 student scholarship recipients
1,098 scholarships with a value of $417,559:
-642 laptop scholarships awarded with $266,248 raised.
-126 Family Economic Security Program (FESP) / value $28,350
Each donation reflects an investment in the future. The community college education a student receives at Gateway – whether an associate degree or certificate program - contributes to achievement and success. We are grateful for our donors’ generosity, which helps assure a sturdy financial foundation as our students strive to excel.
“I’m grateful for the support that’s helping me reach my full potential. Attending Gateway with the help of Foundation scholarships is enabling me to become wiser, more resilient and ready to conquer the world.”
- Sheena Joann Infante-Davis
Food Service Restaurant Management
2020 Scholarship Recipient
Ways to Make a Gift
Interested in making a gift to the Gateway Community College Foundation? There are many ways by which you can provide your support to Gateway Community College. Gifts to the GCC Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
• Annual Fund supporting students where they learn.
• Establishing an enduring gift of education through an Endowment Fund.
• Planned Giving, name the GCC Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan.
Email: Phone: (203) 285-2617 Website: gatewayfdn.org