WINTERVILLE—After a month of securing pledges and donations from faculty and staff, the Pitt Community College Foundation put the wraps on another successful employee fundraiser Oct. 16.
The yearly drive, which began Aug. 28, generated $91,635 for student scholarships and educational activities, according to PCC Annual Fund/Alumni Director John Bacon.
“Despite working and teaching remotely due to COVID-19, PCC employees united once again to support students and the college’s commitment to serving them with excellence,” Bacon said. “The success of this year’s drive is a fitting tribute to the thousands of employees and students who’ve worked and studied at Pitt since 1961, as we prepare to celebrate 60 years of helping develop a skilled local workforce in March.”
Bacon said 116 employees were “Fair Share Givers,” meaning they pledged to contribute at least one percent of their salary to the PCC Foundation during the current academic year. He said eight of those employees were new to the “Fair Share” program.
“In any given semester, approximately 67 percent of PCC students are receiving some form of financial aid,” Bacon said. “By contributing to the fund drive, employees demonstrate their understanding of the critical role the foundation plays in helping our students overcome barriers to achieve their educational goals.”
The PCC Foundation will resume fundraising Nov. 6-8 with the 2020 Virtual Down East Holiday Show. The event will take place online due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Registration is $10, with proceeds supporting foundation scholarships. Shoppers who register at downeastholidayshow.com will receive an access code good for all three days of the event.