Asnuntuck Community College’s (ACC) Foundation recently welcomed five new members to their Board of Directors. The five are leaders in the areas of business, law, marketing, manufacturing and healthcare. Joining the Foundation are Johnson Memorial Medical Center’s President and CEO Stuart E. Rosenberg; General Manager for Hallmark Cards, Inc. Gena Fitzgerald; Owner/Principal from McCaffrey Law Firm, P.C. Carolyn L. McCaffrey, ESQ.; Director of Marketing and Business Development for Andrew Associates Mary McCarthy and Robert Segal, Vice President and Chief Executive for Senior Aerospace Connecticut. The new members join Chairperson Karen Jarmoc, Vice Chair Edward Palomba, Treasurer Lawrence P. Tracey, Secretary Cheryl Turgeon and Board of Director members Mary Anne Burke, Teresa Foley, Joyce Keating, James Kuhn, Kiran Majmudar, Karen Mason and Richard Tkacz.
Chairperson Karen Jarmoc said the group was very deliberate and thoughtful when it came to inviting additional board members to join the board of directors. This is the first time in two years that new members have been added.
The Foundation holds various fundraisers throughout the year, including their recent Murder Mystery Dinner and Auction. “Since its inception the Foundation has awarded $200,000 in scholarships to students to enable them to graduate and obtain employment,” says Jarmoc. In addition to scholarships the Foundation also awards mini-grants to staff and faculty at the college. Jarmoc noted that the college was awarded $25,000 for a new Mac Lab through Foundation funds. The Foundation has also made a 3- year $90,000 financial commitment to ACC’s Academic Skills Center.
The mission of the Asnuntuck Community College Foundation is to obtain funds from corporations, alumni, and the general community to assist in the development of programs to meet the economic, education, and employment needs of North Central Connecticut.
The Foundation’s next major fundraising event will be their annual Golf Tournament scheduled for July 14th. To learn more about the Foundation and how to donate visit http://www.asnuntuck.edu/Foundation/how-contribute.