Ways to Give

Whether you want to inspire an HCC student, honor or remember a loved one or support an academic program, the HCC Foundation is here to help make your giving experience enjoyable and meaningful. You can make a difference in many ways.

  • Establish a Scholarship

    You can honor or memorialize a loved one with a named-scholarship, or nurture a tradition of philanthropy among your family by creating a scholarship to benefit HCC students.

  • Give Stock

    Gifts of appreciated stocks may offer substantial tax advantages. The HCC Foundation accepts direct transfers of securities.

  • Make an Annual Gift

    Your donation can be received via our secure online donation page. (link to Donations (housatonic.edu)

  • Consider a Bequest

    You can elect to remember HCC with a bequest in your will which may also have estate tax planning benefits. Through a bequest, we can help you build your legacy and achieve your charitable goals. And if you let us know of your intentions, we will include you in our legacy society.

  • Make a Corporate Matching

    Gift Many employers offer matching gifts that will increase the value and impact of your gift. Contact your human resources department to learn if your company participates.

  • Give Through Your Donor Advised Fund

    If you have a donor advised fund with a commercial bank, investment firm or community foundation, you can recommend a grant award to the HCC Foundation.

Contact us for more information:

Kristy Jelenik

Executive Director

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The Housatonic Community College Foundation

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 of 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 works to ensure every student knows the support and generosity of the community—a community that believes in them and is committed to equipping them with resources to attain their educational goals.

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Contact the HCC Foundation

Location: 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport
Phone: 203.332.5078
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