The Haywood Community College Foundation creates relationships that empower people through education.
It also provides funds and fosters relationships to support students, faculty, programs, and capital improvements.
For more than 50 years, Haywood Community College has provided our community with accessible, affordable and high-quality education, as well as workforce training and lifelong learning opportunities. The Haywood Community College Foundation is where opportunity, hard work and generosity intersect to educate our community. With over $14 million in assets, the HCC Foundation operates from a position of strength. We need your help to continue our strong foundation.
Created in 1975, under the North Carolina Non-Profit Corporation Act, Haywood Community College Foundation creates relationships that empower people through education. It assists the college to secure the necessary and timely financial support unavailable through its traditional public funding source.
In order to fulfill its mission, the HCC Foundation provides funds and fosters relationships to support students, faculty, programs, and capital improvements. The HCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization through which tax-deductible gifts may be made to benefit HCC. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by state and federal laws.
Every gift to the Foundation, no matter how large or small, is gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated, because each gift represents the donor’s expressed goodwill toward the college. Gifts are used in many ways including the following:
- Student Ambassadors
- Student emergency needs
- Student experiential learning opportunities
- Student transportation
- Mini-grants for student impact, staff & faculty
- Staff and faculty professional development
- College events and marketing development
- Technology enhancements
- And many more…
Giving to the Foundation is an investment that contributes to the success of students. For additional information about making a gift to HCC Foundation, contact Hylah Birenbaum at the HCC Foundation, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC 28721; telephone (828) 627-4544 or email@example.com.
To donate, click on the "Donate to the HCC Foundation" button below. You will be taken away from Haywood Community College's website to Official Payments' website. You will be asked for contact, payment information, and make sure to complete the designation information for donation.
Haywood Community College welcomes your generous gift to help support our students with scholarships, field trips, events, experiential learning, and other needs. Your gift is tax-deductible and will be acknowledged with a letter from the HCC Foundation. Please contact Hylah Birenbaum at (828) 627-4544 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Board of Directors
The HCC Foundation receives oversight from the established Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on our board, please reach out to Hylah Birenbaum at (828) 627-4544 or email@example.com. We are so thankful for our Board and the direction they provide to the college to serve the needs of our students to better the community where we live and work.
Mr. Jon Overbay, Chair
Mr. Jack Bishop, III Vice-Chair
Dr. Ed Brown, III
Dr. Elizabeth Ferguson
Ms. Marion Hamel
Mr. Jeff Haynes
Mr. Charles Henson (Emeritus)
Mr. John Keith
Dr. Lucina Lampila
Mr. Scott McLeod
Ms. Tammy McDowell
Mr. Thoms Olliff
Mr. Torry Pinter, II
Dr. Joseph Ramellini
Ms. Phyllis Vance
Mr. Gorham Bradley
Ms. Angie Guy Leatherwood
Ms. Amy Boyd Sugg
Ms. Laura Tragesser
Dr. Myra Watson
Dr. Shelley White, President
Hylah Birenbaum, Foundation Executive Director
Ms. Karen Denney, VP of Operations
If you're interested in learning more about what the Foundation does to support HCC's students and employees, take a quick listen to our Bobcat Chat featuring the Foundation Director, Hylah Birenbaum.