Community Embraces Call-To-Action for Students in Need

A growing number of students at Clatsop Community College are facing food and housing insecurities and the CCC Foundation has taken an active approach to respond to our students’ ongoing economic struggles and the profound impact of COVID-19 on our students and their families. This past month the Foundation hosted an online donation event, “Todays Need, Tomorrow’s Success- A benefit for student needs” in lieu of the annual Arts and Experiences Dinner and Auction which had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Sponsors for the cancelled Foundation event graciously allowed them to use their contributions as a starting point to raise funds and the goal was set to raise $30,000 to match the sponsorship money.

The Foundation members reached out through emails, phone calls, and sent virtual messages across the region to gather support for our area college students. Through their efforts they were able to shatter their goal and raised over $55,000.

Fort George Brewery also reached out to the Foundation and offered for the college to partner with them on one of their Benefit Nights. On July 28th, 10% of all profits on to-go and in-house orders were donated to the cause as well. Through the benefit night, Fort George Brewery donated $914 to add to the aid for students.

With sponsorships, donations, and the benefit night added all together, our community donated over $87,000 for college students.

Donations will go toward student scholarships and student emergency funds to cover costs associated with food, housing, medical expenses, and transportation. $7,000 of the money raised has also been designated to help start a food pantry at the CCC Lexington Campus location which is planned to open Fall Term of 2020.

While the formal campaign may be wrapped up, student need is ongoing. If you would like to donate or to learn more about the Clatsop Community College Foundation, visit www.clatsopcc.edu/foundation or contact CCC Foundation Director, Angee Hunt, at 503-338-2306.


Non-Discrimination Declaration It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Naomi Garbutt, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Towler Hall, Suite 110, ngarbutt@clatsopcc.edu  503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Mallory Vollner, is located in Towler Hall, Suite 104A, mvollner@clatsopcc.edu  503-338-2474.

Accommodations Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, jzahn@clatsopcc.edu  Phone (503) 338-2421 or TDD (503) 338-2468. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Declaración de no-discriminación Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Naomi Garbutt, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en Towler Hall número 110, ngarbutt@clatsopcc.edu(link sends e-mail) número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Mallory Vollner, se encuentra en Towler Hall, numero 104A, mvollner@clatsopcc.edu número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.

Ayuda a personas discapacitadas En cuanto a las personas discapacitadas, se les pide que se comuniquen con JoAnn Zahn, la Vice Presidente de Finanzas y Operaciones en Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, jzahn@clatsopcc.edu número teléfonico (503) 338-2421 o a TDD (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.

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