The CFCC Campus Fund

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The CFCC Campus Fund is supported year-round by the generous employees of Cape Fear Community College. In 2012-13, about 80% of full-time CFCC faculty and staff contributed to the fund, raising almost $84,000 to provide scholarships for students, support for CFCC’s mini-grants program, and funds for professional development for staff members. This participation demonstrates how dedicated and compassionate the employess are CFCC are, and sets a wonderful example for the students and community we serve.


The CFCC Foundation hosts a Campus Fund Drive each year during the month of September, but employees also donate year-round to commemorate birthdays and other special occasions, or as a memorial to loved ones. Want to make a gift to the Campus Fund yourself? Click the “Give Now” button to the right to get started.

2013-14 Campus Fund Drive

A letter from your Campus Fund Advisory Board

Susan Booth 2013

Susan Booth, 2013-14 Campus Fund Advisory Board Chair

Dear colleague,

First and foremost thank you for everything you do on a daily basis to support the mission of Cape Fear Community College! You already demonstrate your commitment to the students of CFCC through your ongoing work on their behalf.  However, we hope that you will also consider a gift to the CFCC Campus Fund to help further provide the financial assistance that sustains our students and provides support for innovative academic programs through the College’s mini-grant program.

Our annual CFCC Campus Fund Drive will kick off on Tuesday, September 3rd, with a preview at the August 14th In-Service for faculty and staff. Over forty-five of your colleagues have agreed to serve as Campus Fund Drive team leaders, and one of them will contact you soon about the opportunity to give and support the students and academic programs of the college. The theme for the drive this year is “CFCC Campus Fund 2013-14: It’s Worth the Investment.” We will stress a couple of things. First is the need to generate donations: we have established $88,000 as our campaign goal. We will also stress participation. No donation is too small. Giving the staff of the CFCC Foundation the ability to say that 100% of our faculty and staff participated in our employee campaign will be a powerful tool for them as they go into our community to support our college. Do not underestimate the power of that participation.

We are looking forward to working with you during this campaign! Please don’t hesitate to let us know of any questions, concerns or help you need. Let’s make this a successful and fun way to help our college family in Raising Hopes and Fulfilling Dreams for the students we serve.

Your 2013-14 Campus Fund Advisory Board
Susan Booth, Chair
Sue Ferguson
Mark Miller
Randy Johnson
Joy Smoots
Georgia Walker
Patrick Whitfield

About your CFCC Campus Fund gifts:

  • CFCC Campus Fund gifts support CFCC students – through scholarships, department mini-grants and support to academic programs and Sea Devil athletics.
  • Our students need and appreciate our help! 80 percent of CFCC students apply for financial assistance.
  • Every gift – no matter how big or small – makes a difference. Sometimes the cost of one textbook is enough to keep a student from succeeding in class.
  • A gift of $1,500 provides tuition and books for a CFCC student for one semester. This equals about $5 per work day – less than the cost of eating a fast-food meal.
  • In 2012-13, the generous employees of CFCC set an example for student support with an amazing 80 percent giving rate, raising over $77,000 during the CFCC Campus Fund Drive in September and a total of almost $84,000 for the year.
  • Your generosity shows the greater community that our employees believe in our mission and helps the CFCC Foundation take the message of “Raising Funds, Raising Hopes and Fulfilling Dreams” to an even broader audience.
  • You can donate to the CFCC Campus Fund all year and make donations to honor or remember friends and family on special occasions or holidays. We will even send an acknowledgement card to your honoree to inform them about your gift!
  • Your support of CFCC students is an investment in the local community. Most CFCC graduates remain in the area and add to the local economy. One out of every seven county residents has taken classes at CFCC in the past year.

Congratulations to our 100% Teams!

Nursing and Surgical Technology

Nursing and Surgical Technology

Instructional Operations
Instructional Operations

Student Development - Downtown

Student Development – Downtown

Student Developmnet - North Campus

Student Development – North Campus

Fire & Safety Training

Fire & Safety Training

Shipping & Receiving

Shipping & Receiving

Burgaw Campus

 Truck Driver Training

media svsMedia Services vocational techVocational/Technical

Marine Technology

Learning Lab

President’s Office/Insitutional

Advancement/Institutional EffectivenessChild Development Center

Learning Resources Center

Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management

Prizes! Fun! Incentives! You could be a winner this September!

  • Pledge or give a gift of any amount during the September 2013 Fund Drive to get in the drawing for numerous prizes!
  • Pledge or give a gift of $250 or more to qualify for all regular prizes, plus SUPER PRIZES!
  • Make all or part of your gift “unrestricted” to qualify for another SPECIAL PRIZE! Part-time employees must give at least $50 to unrestricted; Full-time employees must give at least $100 to unrestricted.
  • Receive a special bonus gift for all first-time donors to the CFCC Campus Fund!

This year’s winners (updated weekly):

$50 Jerry’s restaurant gift certificate: Thoman McMillon
$50 Big Thai gift certificate and 2 tickets the Nutcracker at Thalian Hall: Kim Gant
Akoya Pearl Necklace by Payton Andrews: Barb Berry
Two tickets to the Biltmore Estate and a Biltmore Coffee Table Book: Diane Withrow
$50 certificate to the Basics and a free night’s stay at the Hilton: Sue Ferguson
“Sunset at Carolina Beach” print by David Chappell: Andrenna Johnson
“Harvest Moon over Ocean Isle Beach” print Conrad Pope: Dan Wilcox
$20 gift certificate to Krazy Pizza & Subs: Joseph Morris
$25 gift certificate to San Juan Cafe: Joan Collins
Aquamarine necklace by Payton Andrews: Lisa Wilcox
$50 gift card to AAA travel store and insulated cooler: Jan Fazzari
Wine basket and $20 gift certificate to the Olive Garden
“White egret” print on canvas by Wes Gubitz: Tim Vandenberg
“Bamboo” hair products basket and gift certificate for cut, color & style at Salon O2: Becky Porter
“Moon and Tree” framed photo by David Hardin: Greg Vandergriff
$10 Java Dog gift certificate and box of chocolate biscotti: John Metzger and Lori Smithey
$10 Fat Tony’s gift certificate: Ann Wall
CFCC leather frame and desk pen: Jackie Prichard, James Parker (CET)
$25 El Cerro Grande gift certificate: Donald Wilson
$20 Occasions: Just Write! gift certificate: Rhoda Tighe
$20 Ezzelle’s gift certificate: Edward Teaster
CFCC t-shirt and two “Faddi’s” at Firebelly Lounge: Patti Lewis, Mary Tillery and Bonnie McGlauflin
Two “Faddis” at Firebelly’s Lounge: Robert Carter, Donna Grier and Tammy Herring
Payton Andrews semi-precious gem bracelet: Keenan Jones, Wes DeBruhl, Lavone Lane, Amy Rutherford, Darryl Nester
Free oil change and tire rotation from Tony Harker automotive: Bret Hering
$10 Bojangles gift card: Nathan Llaneza and Susan Stern
1 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts: Marie Bergh-Cook, Nick Blair
One hand-turned Joseph Selzer wooden pen: Jackie Foster, Lauren Wilson, Jennifer McBride
“Willow Tree” figurine: Gayle Bordeaux and Bill Keach
Home-made pound cake by Tuggie Hickmon: Mike Taylor
Home-made brownies by Tuggie Hickmon: Sara Kardbacheck
$20 Harris Teeter gift certificate: Lewis Stroud
$25 San Juan Cafe gift certificate: Cindy Ramsey
Gift Certificate for fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements: Gena McKinley
$10 On a Roll gift certificate: Kathy Reeves, Anita McKoy
T-Shirt and gift certificate from J. Michael’s Philly Deli: Sara Stone
T-shirt, mug with coffee and $20 gift certificate to Waffle House: T Worrell and Tenesha Parker
Insulated “Sea Devils” Cooler from R&D designs, Sea Devil t-shirt and stuffed logo: Julie Smith

Why are unrestricted gifts so important to the College?

CFCC mini-grants and professional development opportunities for staff are funded from unrestricted giving. Over the past few years, fewer mini-grants have been awarded because the CFCC Foundation has received fewer unrestricted gifts. While designated gifts are most appreciated, unrestricted gifts also allow the CFCC Foundation to support under-represented academic programs and meet unexpected student needs.

Empower students.
Provide hope in our community.


CFCC Campus Fund: It’s Worth the Investment