Giving to Genesee Community College’s Foundation is one of the primary ways that alumni can support the school and its students. Through your donations, the Foundation is able to provide greatly needed scholarships to more than 500 students a year.
“Receiving the President’s Scholarship shows me that there are kind, generous people that put the needs of others in front of their own. As I work each day to reach my dreams, I hope to give back to the community as so many have given to me…thanks to the charitable donors to such a great college.”
- Rebecca S. Narburgh, Albion, Class of 2005
In addition, the Foundation raises critical funds in support of College needs and opportunities, and channels those funds to the College in the form of grants. This financial support helps enrich and transform the College each year.
“By joining our time, money, and energy together, we make great things happen: scholarships, new buildings and equipment, more opportunities, brighter futures.”
- Dr. Sunser, President, Genesee Community College
Every gift strengthens our community, and changes and enriches the lives of students forever! Learn more about how you can help make a difference.
Thanks to our alumni, the Phonathon program at GCC has become an important part of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. Each year, students call alumni to update records, learn of news to be shared, answer any questions, keep alumni connected to the College and ask for their financial support. The support our alumni gives contributes to funding for scholarships – academic, need-based, and community based, including the President’s Innovation Award which grants funds for innovative activities and projects that promote community involvement in the life of the college.
Aside from helping the College, it is a way to invest in GCC and the community and stay connected. Perhaps the best reason to give through this program is to show your belief in Genesee. Alumni receiving a call from one of our Phonathon callers are encouraged to take a few minutes to talk with them. Ask about campus life and let them know what it was like in the "good old days.” Thanks, in advance, to all alumni for getting involved and…answering the call!
Hometown: Mount Morris, NY
Major: Physical Therapy Assistant
Interests: I like to play softball
Why GCC: I liked the PTA program
GCC favorites: GCC is a smaller college and you can get more help you need in classes.
Favorite team: Yankees
Favorite food: Chicken fingers
Favorite smell: Vanilla
Favorite movie: The Last Song
Hometown: Arcade, NY
Major: General Studies
Interests: I'm interested in reading, listening, and soccer
Why GCC: I came to receive a higher education
GCC favorites: Professors
Favorite food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite smell: Roses
Favorite movie: Lion King J
Hometown: Geneva, NY
Major: Liberal Arts
Interests: Cheerleading, CAB, and listening to music
Why GCC: I came to GCC to experience college life
GCC favorites: GCC is a big school with friendly people and
many activities to choose from
Favorite food: Ramen noodles
Favorite smell: Flowers
Favorite movie: The Last Song
Hometown: Chaffee, NY
Interests: I'm interested in many things…dancing, listening to music, ping pong
Why GCC: GCC is inexpensive and close to home
GCC favorites: Ping pong, friends and freedom
Favorite team: Buffalo Bisons
Favorite food: Peanut butter and fluff
Favorite smell: My mom's cooking
Favorite movie: Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetle Juice
Hometown: Attica, NY
Major: Administrative Assistant
Interests: Art, reading, health and fitness
Why GCC: I came to GCC to supplement my Bachelor's degree with business and computer classes
GCC favorites: GCC is close to home, but most of all it's like a home away from home.
Favorite team: Buffalo Bills
Favorite food: Dark chocolate
Favorite smell: Tie between lilacs and roses
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride