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CFCC Foundation Mourns the Loss of Betsy Leonard

On Sunday, July 10, the entire Cape Fear Community College family lost a legend. Elizabeth (Betsy) Edwards Leonard was integral to the college and its Foundation since 2005. She served on the CFCC Foundation Board of Directors as chair for many years, was a member of the McKeithan Society, and served as Foundation Board Emeritus  Read More

CFCC Student Veterans Receive $5,000 from MOAA

WILMINGTON, NC – Eight Cape Fear Community College veteran students received scholarships from the Southeastern Chapter (SENCLAD) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the nation’s largest military officers association. A total of $5,000 was awarded to these students to help with tuition, cost of living, books, and equipment needed for school due to  Read More

CFCC Receives $75,000 Lumina Foundation and Achieving the Dream Grant

Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College was selected as one of 20 community colleges in the nation to receive a Lumina Foundation and Achieving the Dream grant to boost enrollment of adult students of color. Through the Prioritizing Adult Community College Enrollment (PACCE) grant, the College plans to implement strategies to increase enrollment for  Read More

CFCC Announces Major Gift Supporting Nursing Students

WILMINGTON, NC — Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce a significant expansion of support for CFCC’s nursing program and its students through the leadership gift of Dan Saklad, in memory of his wife, Sheila. Gifts to both the Cape Fear Community College Foundation and NHRMC Foundation ($400,000 in total) will support two major initiatives.  Read More

CFCC Holds Drive-In Ceremony to Celebrate May Graduates

Wilmington, NC — Cape Fear Community College held a drive-in graduation ceremony at its North Campus on Friday, May 14, 2021, to celebrate the achievements of fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates. The ceremony included a commencement address from guest Mrs. Margaret Weller-Stargell, President and CEO of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.; as well as messages  Read More

Fuller Family Endows CFCC Scholarship for Broadway for Better World Program Participants

WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilson Center and the Cape Fear Community College Foundation are thrilled to announce the creation of the Tracy Wilkes Broadway for a Better World Student Scholarship. This new scholarship, endowed by the Fuller Family, was named in honor of longtime Wilmington youth activist Tracy Wilkes – who founded DREAMS of Wilmington  Read More

CFCC Receives $70,000 from Step Up for Soldiers to Fund Veteran Scholarships

Wilmington, NC – Step Up for Soldiers recently awarded $70,000 to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation to be used for student veteran scholarships. Originally founded in 2004 by its current president, Tom Russell, Step Up for Soldiers is dedicated to supporting members of the Armed Forces. “We wanted to give back to the soldiers and  Read More

CFCC Director of Philanthropy Awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Designation

Wilmington, NC — Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce Logan Thompson, Director of Philanthropy for the CFCC Foundation has been named a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Thompson will join over 7,200 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set  Read More

Cape Fear Fair and Expo Funds CFCC Scholarships

Wilmington, NC – The Cape Fear Fair and Expo recently awarded over $11,000 to the Cape Fear Community College Foundation to be used for student scholarships. For every ticket purchased at the Cape Fear Fair and Expo, the group donates a dollar to its scholarship fund. Over the past several years, CFCC students have received over  Read More

Full Belly Project Lives on in New Economic and Workforce Development Scholarship at CFCC

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation is among the five organizations to receive funds from the Full Belly Project after the local nonprofit, dedicated to developing simple tools to improve lives around the world, announced its dissolution this past December. Fully Belly Project’s gift to CFCC of $10,000 established the Full Belly Project Technology, Innovation,  Read More

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