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Mission and History

The HCC Foundation expands access to quality, affordable higher education and works closely with the college to enhance the learning experience and workforce development education and training for students.  As a 501 (c)3 tax exempt organization, its mission is to solicit, secure and manage contributions from the private sector through philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations for the benefit of Housatonic Community College. 

The HCC Foundation was founded in 1990 by a group of Greater Bridgeport residents and business and arts leaders. Beyond the fundamentals provided by the State of Connecticut, the HCC Foundation provides financial assistance to the College and its students and assists the College in becoming a unique educational resource for its students and the community.

The HCC Foundation is committed to ensuring that the college remains an open door for anyone seeking advancement opportunities. Efforts focus on increasing student retention and completion, and providing opportunities for career readiness.