PCC’s Big Give Day!

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Portland Community College is celebrating 58 years of serving our community by raising $58,000 for student scholarships! Each year, more than 1,300 students rely on scholarships to help pay for their education. On Big Give Day, our community will come together to fund these vital and life-changing scholarships.

In honor of PCC’s founding year of 1961, Big Give Day will begin at 3:18 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 and end at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 – running for a total of 1,961 minutes.

To participate, make a gift of any amount and encourage your friends to do the same by sharing Big Give Day on social media using the hashtag #PCCBigGiveDay.

You can double your impact, too!

The first $29,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Schlesinger Family Foundation.

Help make the dream of a college education possible for PCC students by making a gift or by becoming a Big Give Day Ambassador. Contact Christina Kline for more information on how to become an Ambassador.

Frequently asked questions

What is Big Give Day?

Big Give Day is PCC’s inaugural giving day where the entire PCC community comes together in support of scholarships for students! It lasts for 1,961 minutes, in honor of the year PCC was founded.

This is our chance to make the dream of a college education within reach for more members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay. And, to make Big Give Day even more special, the Schlesinger Family Foundation will match all gifts up to $29,000! This is the perfect opportunity to make a BIG difference at PCC.

When is Big Give Day?

Mark your calendars! Big Give Day begins at 3:18 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 and runs until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Set a reminder to make your gift during this time to take advantage of the matching challenge!

How can I get involved?

We need you to help make our first-ever Big Give Day a success! There are two ways you can support Big Give Day:

  1. Make a gift! Want to make your gift now? Visit our online giving page and we’ll be sure your donation counts towards our Big Give Day total.
  2. Become a Big Give Day Ambassador! Sharing our campaign among your network of friends is a great way to lend your voice to Big Give Day and secure crucial funds for scholarships. Contact Christina Kline for more information.
How much should I give?

All gifts are greatly appreciated! We ask that you make a personally meaningful contribution to help us reach our goal.

I already contribute monthly. Will my gift count?

Because this is a special one day campaign, only those gifts made during our campaign period will count towards our goal. We appreciate your monthly support, but if you are interested in joining in on the challenge, we encourage you to do so!

Questions about Big Give Day?

Call the PCC Foundation Office at 971-722-4382, or email your questions to pccfoundation@pcc.edu. We look forward to connecting with you!