Make Penn Highlands Community College a part of your legacy.
The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation has worked to provide expanded resources for the growth and development of the College. Each year, the Foundation supports numerous areas, including scholarships, programs, facilities, and faculty development. Your gifts, sponsorships, and more are time-honored ways to give back to the college you believe in. Here are some ways that you can donate to Penn Highlands.
Our students are essential. An investment in Penn Highlands is an investment in our students and the region. Your continued support allows us to support our students and their dreams.
If you have not given yet, please do so. Your gift will provide much-needed support for areas of critical importance: students with financial need, innovative classroom technology and building upgrades, alumni programming, and other student-focused events.
Invest in Penn Highlands Community College and you will make an investment in the community’s most precious resource: the education of our regional workforce.
To make a donation, please contact the Foundation at 814.262.6499 or email the Foundation. To donate online now, please click the button below.Donate Online
Help a Location
Donors can designate their contributions for use at our locations in Blair, Central Park in downtown Johnstown, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, Richland, and Somerset. The College has developed tremendous support in these areas as we continue to build student enrollment and positive relationships with businesses and community members.
To donate to a location, please contact the Foundation at 814.262.6499 or email the Foundation. To donate online now, please click the button below.Donate Online
One Book One Community
Penn Highlands Community College is proud to host the only One Book One Community program in the area. The College Foundation works with the coordinator, Dr. Barbara Zaborowski, to locate funding for this project. More than 1,200 students, teachers, and parents participate each year and learn history related to the chosen book through hands-on activities. A significant amount of the donations received are made by College employees and the College itself donates the use of its building and the volunteer time of over 40 College employees.
Setting up a scholarship is easy and allows you to make a positive impact in the deserving lives of our students. Currently, the Foundation administers 10+ scholarships. Either tailored specifically to your wishes or addressing the College’s most urgent needs, all scholarships find their way into the hands of our most deserving students. Donors are free to make a pledge that adds to an already existing endowment fund or start one of their own.
For more information on scholarships, please contact the Foundation at 814.262.6499 or email the Foundation. To donate online to a scholarship now, please click the button below.Donate Online
Did you know you could possibly double or triple your gift to Penn Highlands Community College? Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and/or spouses. These matching gift programs have been part of corporate giving initiatives to extend the reach of corporate giving, and to encourage employees to be actively involved in supporting their communities. Ask your employer if they provide matching gift opportunities! Your company’s personnel or human resources office can provide information on how to process a matching gift.
To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact the Foundation at 814.262.6499 or email the Foundation.
Gifts that are both general and specific (restricted) to the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation support a variety of initiatives including innovative instructional approaches and improvement of College facilities. More specifically, recent unrestricted donations supported Student Success Scholarships, the Student Emergency Fund, advanced equipment for our Medical Assisting Technology students, and the development of the Central Park Center in downtown Johnstown. These donations also allowed access to $130,000 through the U.S. Department of Education Title III grant between 2011 and 2016.
To discuss available endowment opportunities, please contact the Foundation at 814.262.6499 or email the Foundation.
Student Emergency Fund
The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation has established a special fund called the “Student Emergency Fund”. Financial support for this fund has come from donations received via the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College employee “wear jeans to work” events, and is now an option in the Annual Giving Campaign. The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation made an initial one-time deposit to this account of $2,000. College clubs and organizations and individuals may also make directed donations to help support this fund. Funds are disbursed to students with emergencies that directly impact their ability to attend class or function as a student.
For more information on the Student Emergency Fund, please contact the Foundation at 814.262.6499 or email the Foundation. To donate online now, please click the button below.Donate Online
Each year, scholarships are awarded to deserving students who meet the guidelines of the endowed scholarships administered by the Foundation. Donors to the Foundation are free to make a pledge that adds to an already existing endowment fund or start one of their own. Pledges can be paid in quarterly or annual installments for up to five years. Endowments are a great way to provide a legacy of learning for the community or to honor a loved one. Only the interest earned from the original endowment is utilized to fund the scholarships, ensuring that your donation is a permanent gift. Visit the Scholarships page to learn more about scholarship details or contact the Foundation to start your own scholarship.
A naming opportunity gives you the chance to attach your name in a permanent way to Penn Highlands and the region in the most memorable or meaningful way possible. Options exist to enhance your visibility and name recognition among our students, faculty, staff, and business and community leaders. Having your name, or the name of someone you wish to honor, memorialized is an enduring sentiment of your investment in the region.
To discuss available naming opportunities, please contact the Foundation at 814.262.6499 or email the Foundation.
Thank you for your interest in giving a gift to the College Foundation and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. All gifts, no matter the size, provide endless options to our students and allow them to grow personally, academically, and professionally. Enter information as you would like it to appear in the Foundation’s Annual Report.