Letter from the President
For many, the dream is born in a moment. The moment might contain the possibility of a better life, a brighter future, or a deeper understanding. It might also contain visions of caps and gowns, piles of books, or a child pointing to a college diploma hanging proudly on a wall in the house and asking, “Mommy, what’s that?” Whatever takes place in that profound moment when a person’s dream of going to college takes shape, without your support so many of these dreams would never be realized.
The Rogue Community College Foundation is an organization charged with the task of providing as much financial assistance as we can to as many RCC students and college projects possible. But at heart, the RCC Foundation is really a conduit through which our community’s generosity is channeled, placing us in the unique position to witness first-hand the unrivaled dedication of our donors to the college and its students. We are inspired by this unyielding dedication daily.
With great pride we announce that this year we distributed $754,096 in scholarships to more than half our applicants. We also awarded $30,000 in support of college project grants to help college departments better serve our students.
But the value of your contribution goes beyond dollar amounts. It can perhaps be more properly measured in those moments when dreams take flight—when the confluence of imagination and possibility ignite sparks of hope in the minds of future and current RCC students. These sparks are visible in the eyes of the scholarship recipients at our award ceremony each spring, and they will be visible to you now as you flip through the pages of this Annual Report. The hopeful words and faces you are about to encounter are the true measure of your contribution.
So take a moment. Feel the hope. It’s alive because of you.
Rogue Community College Foundation