Dear Friend of the Gateway Community College Foundation,
It is my distinct pleasure and honor to serve as chair of the GCC Foundation, and I welcome you to our website. Here, you will find valuable information about the Foundation’s mission; our talented, dedicated Board members; and the many ways they support Gateway Community College, its determined, deserving students and its dedicated, talented faculty and staff.
I spent more than 20 years of my professional career in the banking industry, starting with New Haven Savings Bank and its successor banks (New Alliance, First Niagara and Key Bank). NewAlliance Foundation and now Key Bank continue to be, staunch supporters of the college, particularly as it transitioned to its state-of-the-art downtown New Haven campus. Since I first joined the GCC Foundation Board, my understanding and appreciation of the educational, economic, social and cultural contributions Gateway makes to Greater New Haven and the entire region has grown and evolved. This is truly a remarkable institution; a place of potential, growth and change … a place where students’ lives are transformed and where hopes and dreams become reality and achievement.
All this is possible, however, only with the help of visionary individuals, companies and foundations who support Gateway students, faculty and staff through sharing their time, talent and treasure. On behalf of the GCC Foundation, I thank all the generous donors and sponsors who help the Foundation raise funds for the scholarships, new equipment, academic enhancements and professional development opportunities that greatly benefit the college community. This is an extraordinary legacy to live up to, but I’m committed to leading the Board forward to the future; a future about which I’m hopeful and passionate. I pledge my tenure as GCC Foundation chair to stewardship, vision, growth and impact, and I invite you to join me on that journey.
I encourage you to invest in Gateway by making a donation to the GCC Foundation, which you can do by clicking on this link: https://www.gatewayfdn.org/donate-now.You might also consider attending one of the Foundation’s special events, https://www.gatewayfdn.org/events the proceeds of which help us support the academic, programmatic and equipment needs of students, staff and faculty. Perhaps you would like to fund a scholarship for a deserving student in economic need. However you can help, please know that a contribution of any amount would be enormously helpful and most appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support. Together, we can ensure the quality, affordable education that is the fundamental right of all our fellow citizens.
Paul A. McCraven
Gateway Community College Foundation, Inc.