The Campaign for Opportunity
"My vision - and that of the PCC Foundation - is that one day everyone will have the opportunity to go to PCC and have the support they need to succeed, regardless of their ability to pay." - PCC President Emeritus Preston Pulliams
Dr. Pulliams served as college president from 2004 to 2013, and in his final year, Dr. Pulliams set a goal of raising the next million dollars to open the door to college for first-generation, low-income students. The campaign will remain ongoing, as gifts will provide life-changing opportunities for students who would otherwise not have a chance at a college education.
The Campaign for Opportunity supports
- Scholarships: To help first generation students enroll at PCC and ease their loan burden. Students in targeted programs, as well as students at all PCC campuses, will benefit.
- Student Support & Program Services: PCC programs designed to help first-generation, low-income students through specialized services that boost access and success. Examples of such programs include:
Many Ways to Give
Other Ways You Can Make College Possible for First-Generation Students
- Your employer may match your gift. Check with your company to see if they offer this benefit. This is an excellent way to multiply your contribution.
- PCC faculty and staff can support the Campaign for Opportunity via monthly payroll deduction.
- Businesses, civic organizations, and individual donors can make one-time or multiple year pledges. Donors may designate their gifts for a specific PCC program as noted or make a general gift to the Campaign for Opportunity.
- Retirees can support the Campaign for Opportunity by creating a charitable gift annuity that generates a steady income stream for life, and ultimately leaves a gift for PCC students.
- Anyone can include the PCC Foundation in their will to leave a legacy for students or make a gift of tangible property such as stock or real estate.