Annual Fund

GCC Foundation Annual Fund

EVERY YEAR, EVERY DAY, EVERYONE WHO IS A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Dear Friends and Alumni of Gogebic Community College:


As we kick-off our Annual Fund, we want to take this opportunity to acknowledge our supporters and thank you for your
participation in the Annual Fund.


How Does My Giving Help?


A gift to the annual fund gives you the opportunity to encourage lifelong learning and regional economic development,
giving GCC students the tools they need to graduate and experience they need to step into rewarding careers or further their
education. Your gift to the annual fund helps to sustain academic programs, scholarships, innovative program development and
support services for GCC students.


Annual Fund Facts:


• In 2017/18, 114 academic scholarships totaling $84,181 were awarded to our students through the Foundation.
• 69% of full-time first-time degree seeking students are awarded grants or scholarship aid.
• Student-to-Faculty ratio: 15:1 Average class size: 18
• Faculty and staff support our college through the Foundation.
• 100% of Foundation board members contributed in 2017.
• 100% of College trustees contributed in 2017.
• According to a survey of GCC graduates in May, 2018:
• 100% felt they achieved their goal at GCC
• 100% would recommend GCC to someone
• 97% were very satisfied or satisfied with their education at GCC.
• 66% were already working in a job in their field of study or planning to transfer or join military as of graduation day.

Please support GCC in ways meaningful to you. Unrestricted gifts are welcome; these funds allow flexibility for the college to allocate support where the need is greatest. The Fund also allows you to support a part of the college that is important to you. You may choose to donate to a specific department or program, or give support to scholarships.

Whether you make your Annual Fund contribution by returning the enclosed form, online at www.gogebic.edu/alumni or simply contacting our office, we need and appreciate your support. Thank you for helping us to transform student’s lives.

With appreciation,

Charlene Newhouse President, GCC Foundation Board

Kelly Marczak Director, GCC Foundation