NCC Foundation
Northampton Community College

Sustained Success

Each year, NCC impacts the lives of nearly 30,000 students through programs, classes, initiatives, and experiences that challenge them to be the very best versions of themselves.  The Foundation's main focus is to support our students by allowing access through scholarships and by providing the support systems they need to remain successful in their studies.


Our students are transformed as they acquire the skills, knowledge, know-how and confidence to thrive and succeed. They leave our campuses prepared to make an impact in the world and a difference in their communities.


Through the strength of our Foundation and the generosity of our donors, NCC is able to continue to provide excellence in education to those who may not have otherwise been able to afford it. Help us continue our mission by making your gift today.


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History of the Foundation

Established in 1969 by a group of area dentists who were interested in funding a dental hygiene laboratory at the College, we are the oldest, continuously functioning community college foundation in the country and one of the most successful. Our endowment, valued at more than $85 million, is among the top 10 community college endowments in the country. Included in that endowment, are more than 200 individually endowed scholarship funds, giving NCC the largest private scholarship program at any community college in the Commonwealth. The Foundation is also an 11-time recipient of CASE's Excellence in Fundraising Award amongst community colleges. For the past two years, we have been the recipient of CASE’s Sustained Excellence award with 15 other 2 year and 4 year colleges nationally.

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Ways of Giving

From online giving to gifts of stock, we offer multiple ways to donate. Choose what works for you.

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Impact Report

See our Foundation in action with this year's Impact Report and learn more about the ways you can support our students.

View 2023 Impact Report
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Special Events

Learn more about our upcoming events, like the NCC Food & Wine Gala, that we host to help support our students.

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Success in Action

Hear from our scholarship students about how our donors have changed their lives by giving them the opportunity to pursue their education.

Foundation Staff

Brad Drexler, Vice President, Institutional Advancement


Denise Smith, Executive Director, Foundation


Julie Bailey, Director of Major Gifts


Karen R. D'Angelo, Assistant to the VP of Institiutional Advancement and Foundation Board, Institutional Advancement


Penny Devins, Director, Advancement Services and Stewardship


Karissa DiPillo, Director of Special Events and Sponsor Relations


Karen Hammer, Development Assistant, PT


Nancy C. Hutt, Administrative Assistant, Institutional Advancement


Julianne Nolan, Manager, Annual Giving


Carmen Rodriguez, Advancement Services Manager


Alana Stennett, Major Gifts Officer


Brianna Wilchak, Assistant Director, Scholarship Programs