How We Make a Difference

The Genesee Community College Foundation supports excellence, access, economic vitality, alumni and community involvement, and the development of important capital resources.

Giving and Giving Back

  • Honoring Our Legacy, Empowering Our Future – 2017-2018 annual campaign – an opportunity for all alumni and friends of GCC to financially support scholarships and other important programs
  • Alumni and Friends Cougar Classic Scholarship Scramble – The third annual Cougar Classic Golf Tournament – July 23, 2018, Stafford Country Club
  • Encore 2018 – A celebration of the holiday season – December 1, 2018, Batavia Campus, Richard C. Call Arena
  • Gift Annuity Program – provides supporters with the opportunity to make a permanent gift in support of GCC while receiving quarterly income for life
  • Heritage Program – a Foundation initiative helping supporters build a permanent legacy to their interests and ideals through named scholarship funds, field-of-interest funds, and deferred giving tools

Grants and Services

  • 13 Grant Programs that provide scholarships to Genesee Community College students, or support of innovative College programs
  • Alumni Programs and Service – a comprehensive program of communications, outreach, networking, and service opportunities for Genesee Community College’s 24,000 alumni and their families
  • Fall Fest, Alumni and Friends Homecoming Weekend – an opportunity for alumni and friends to visit the Batavia Campus, meet old and new friends, and enjoy athletic, arts, and social activities
  • College Village – our residence for 447 students featuring garden-style apartments and programs that foster personal growth and academic success
  • Foundation Land Bank – property held by the Foundation to help GCC meet the challenges of the future
  • Wolcott J. Humphrey III Symposium on Leadership and Community Life – a periodic community forum featuring speakers and ideas that inspire transformative change in our local communities

Reaching Out

  • Sign up for The Clocktower – produced by The GCC Foundation, our periodic e-bulletin for friends of GCC. Easy-to-read, fast-breaking news about GCC delivered to your inbox.
  • Sign up for The Cougar Roar – produced by Alumni Affairs, our periodic e-newsletter for GCC alumni and their families, featuring College news, and class and program notes.
  • The Forum Newsletter – our twice-yearly publication featuring GCC alumni, and stories of special interest to alumni and friends, distributed by U.S. mail to all alumni. To sign up for The Forum Newsletter, please email Jennifer Wakefield at jgwakefield@genesee.edu with your name and mailing address.
  • Discover the Stars – a gathering of scholarship benefactors and the students they support –September 10, 2018, Batavia Campus, Genesee Center for the Arts
  • Arts Night – a special “thank you” gathering of GCC Foundation donors and volunteers
  • Annual Report – our yearly compilation of Foundation accomplishments, financial statements, and Honor Roll of Donors
  • The GCC Foundation inspires generosity and volunteerism. Read Inspiring Reflections and Stories from the GCC Foundation.

Recognition and Honors

  • Wall of Honor – our beautiful recognition wall on the south end of the Batavia Campus’ William W. Stuart Forum, honoring supporters who have made lifetime gifts of $1,000 or more
  • Alpha Medal of Service – the Foundation’s highest award, recognizing an individual for exemplary volunteer and philanthropic leadership
  • President’s Circle – distinguished supporters of Genesee Community College, who are invited by the College President and Foundation President to occasional briefings about the work and achievements of GCC