Historical Milestones

1985 – Civic and business leaders form the Genesee Community College Foundation

1988 – Community leaders gather at the Batavia Campus to celebrate volunteer involvement at GCC, and inaugurate Foundation activities

1991 – The Foundation hosts A Star is Born, commemorating the opening of the Genesee Center for  the Arts

1992 – Encore begins as an annual holiday tradition

1995 – The GCC Foundation begins its first annual fund raising campaign

1996 – The GCC Foundation launches the Wall of Honor in the Batavia Campus’ William W. Stuart Forum

1996 – A “blue-ribbon” citizens committee recommends that the GCC Foundation pursue the development of student housing and other ventures that benefit GCC and GCC students

1999 – The Foundation launches Investing in Our Future, a capital campaign in support of the construction of the Conable Technology Building

2001 – The Foundation acquires the College Meadows apartment complex adjacent to the Batavia Campus for student housing, renaming it College Village

2003 – The Foundation launches the first Wolcott J. Humphrey Symposium on Leadership and Community Life

2004 – The Foundation launches, Building a Legacy, a capital campaign in support of the construction of the Humphrey Student Union

2006 – The Foundation begins The Alpha Medal of Service recognition at GCC commencement

2007 – The Foundation constructs and opens Spruce Hall and Willow Hall at College Village

2012 – Alumni volunteers launch the first annual Fall Fest, Alumni and Friends Homecoming Weekend

2013 – The Foundation launches Creating Our Future Together, a comprehensive campaign in support of the construction of the Student Success Center and Richard C. Call Arena, and new scholarship funds

2014 – The Foundation constructs and opens Hemlock Hall and Lilac Hall at College Village

2015 – The Foundation inaugurates the GCC Alumni Council

2016 – The Alumni Council launches the Cougar Classic Scholarship Scramble at Stafford Country Club