$100,000 gift to CFCC aims to help homeless get back on their feet

A $100,000 gift recently made to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation aims to help homeless citizens get back on their feet through education.

The Rising Tide Fund, a privately endowed fund established in Wilmington to benefit persons served by Good Shepherd Center, has donated $100,000 to the CFCC Foundation to form this new scholarship.  CFCC Rising Tide Scholarships will offer applicants who have been endorsed by the Good Shepherd Center the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge that will enable them to transition from crisis to independence in the community.

The mission of the Wilmington Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and foster transition of those in crisis to independence.  A jobs program was also included in the center’s services, allowing clients to be paired with businesses or individuals in the community who provide them opportunities to work and be productive.  The Rising Tide Scholarship will enhance those efforts so individuals can move from being homeless to increased independence. 

The CFCC Foundation looks forward to partnering with the Good Shepherd Center to identify individuals who are interested in attending classes and taking advantage of this opportunity to brighten futures for themselves and their families. 

The CFCC Foundation secures and manages gifts, including cash contributions, deferred gifts, securities, and donated services for educational purposes.  The majority of the funds raised go directly to support CFCC students by providing them with scholarships.  For anyone interested in establishing a scholarship at CFCC, please contact Kay Warren at kwarren@cfcc.edu or 362-7331.