Support Norwalk Community College on Fairfield County Giving Day - March 7, 2014
On March 7, a $10 gift to Norwalk Community College could turn into a $25,000 prize to help students in need.
The Norwalk Community College Foundation will participate in Fairfield County Giving Day on Friday, March 7, 2014. This exciting new event is an initiative to increase charitable giving throughout Fairfield County through a targeted 24-hour period of online fundraising.
Donations to benefit NCC and other local organizations will be accepted through www.FCGives.org beginning at midnight on March 7.
Fairfield County Giving Day is sponsored by the Fairfield County Community Foundation and Bank of America. The county goal is to raise $1 million to benefit hundreds of local nonprofits over a 24-hour period.
From midnight on March 7 through 11:59 p.m., anyone can go to www.FCGives.org to make a gift to NCC Foundation, as well as to many other charitable causes in the county.
All donations to NCC Foundation will benefit the new NCC Student Emergency Fund, which will provide resources to students experiencing urgent or unforeseen difficulties. Donations of $10 or more can be given through the website.
“NCC Foundation is excited to be a participant for this first Giving Day in Fairfield County,” said Ann Rogers, Executive Director of NCC Foundation. “We encourage everyone in our college community to make a gift to our Student Emergency Fund, along with gifts to other local nonprofits. Just as important, they can help to spread the word about this special day and the important charitable work it supports.”
Giving Day contributions to NCC also will make the college eligible for challenge awards as high as $25,000. The prize pool is currently $100,000 and growing. The top prize of $25,000 will go to the nonprofit organization with the largest number of donations received during the 24-hour period (not necessarily the highest amount raised). In addition, the first 40 nonprofits to raise $1,000 will receive a dollar-for-dollar match of $1,000.
This means that every donation to NCC counts—regardless of size—and will increase the college’s odds of winning a challenge award. Prize categories include:
Early Bird Prizes
- $1,000 –Most money raised by 10 a.m.
- $1,000—Most number of donations by 10 a.m.,
- $ 750—Second most money raised by 10 a.m.
- $750—Second most number of donations by 10 a.m.
- $500—Third most money raised by 10 a.m.
- $500—Third most number of donations by 10 a.m.
- $500—100th gift made on Giving Day
Most Donations Received
- $25,000—Nonprofit with the largest number of donations
- $20,000—Nonprofit with the second larger number of donations
- $15,000—Nonprofit with the third largest number of donations
- $10,000—Nonprofit with the fourth largest number of donations
- $ 5,000—Nonprofit with the fifth largest number of donations
The Norwalk Community College Foundation supports the people, programs, and ideas that strengthen our college and our community
Norwalk Community College Foundation (NCCF) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that supports the mission and goals of Norwalk Community College (NCC). The Foundation awards nearly $1 million in scholarships every year; raises funds for program support, capital improvements, and faculty development; and works with major corporations and local organizations to provide internship and career opportunities for our students. The Foundation plays an essential role in the growth of NCC and its service to the community. NCCF promotes interest in and philanthropic support of the college.
For over 45 years, the Foundation has helped students realize their potential and prepare for careers that are essential to Fairfield County. Through the recently completed Campaign for Norwalk Community College, NCCF raised $20 million toward the expansion, construction and outfitting of the new Center for Science, Health and Wellness, as well as programming and scholarships. The generosity of our donors has helped create a learning environment that rivals that of any four-year institution.
As public funding for Norwalk Community College has decreased over recent years, continuing this high level of private support is more important than ever.
Board of Directors
Eleanor S. Riemer
Ann P. Rogers*
Mercer Investment Consulting, Inc.
Edwin A. Bescherer
Valerie A. Cooper
Picture That, LLC
Amy Murphy Carroll
Erin M. Catapano
Joseph W. Donaldson
McClain Value Management, LLC
NCC Faculty Representative
Michael D. Hobbs
Julie M. Johnson
Executive Leadership Coach
David L. Levinson, Ph.D.*
President, Norwalk Community College
Deborah C. McLean
Lenore C. Mintz
Martha C. Poulter
George A. Reilly
Siegel, Reilly & Conlon, LLC
Bruce N. Ritter
Yannix Management LP
Lesley I.B. Schless
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Stuart C. Weismiller
Kyle L. Wilcox
Bruce G. Wilson, Jr.
*Ex Officio Directors
News & Events
NORWALK, Conn. (October 3, 2013): Ann P. Rogers of Stamford, Conn. has been named the new Executive Director of the Norwalk Community College Foundation.
Rogers brings considerable experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit worlds. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing and Development at Laurel House in Stamford where she created a development strategy that significantly increased private funding to support individuals and their families coping with mental illness.
During more than 20 years at MBI, Inc., a privately held direct marketing company in Norwalk, Rogers reported to the CEO as Executive Vice President of the Danbury Mint Division and directed its product development and licensing business.
“We are delighted to welcome Ann Rogers to the NCC Foundation,” said Foundation President Eleanor Riemer. “She brings considerable experience in both the non-profit and for profit worlds and a unique combination of fundraising, marketing and leadership strengths along with a strategic approach to growth.”
Rogers’ community service has included membership on the boards of Laurel House in Stamford and Homes with Hope in Westport, and pro bono consulting with the Harvard Business School Club of CT-Community Partners.
She holds a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
August 26, 2013 – Jane Kiefer Retires After Twelve Years Distinguished Service
A Letter from Eleanor S., Riemer, President, NCC Foundation Board of Directors
Dear Friends and Supporters,
I am writing to inform you about two important milestones for the Norwalk Community College Foundation.
With deep gratitude for her dedicated service, the Board of Directors of NCCF has accepted the resignation of our esteemed Executive Director, Jane H. Kiefer. Jane will be retiring from the Foundation on August 31.
During her 12 years at NCCF, Jane has been an enthusiastic and tireless advocate for the Foundation and Norwalk Community College. Jane has raised funds that provided scholarships for thousands of NCC students and supported scores of College programs. She has preserved NCCF’s legacy of longstanding relationships and at the same time nurtured and brought many new supporters into our fold, including corporate, hospital and non-profit community connections. Many Foundation scholarships were endowed at the memorable Le Bal d’Ecole fundraisers that Jane chaired over the years. Most recently, Jane spearheaded NCCF’s capital campaign which raised more than $20 million dollars for the state-of-the-art Center for Health, Science and Wellness, which opened in 2011.
With great confidence in NCCF’s future, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann P. Rogers as our new Executive Director.
Ann brings considerable experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit worlds and a unique combination of fundraising, marketing, and leadership strengths. Ann is currently Vice President, Marketing and Development at Laurel House in Stamford, CT, where she created a development strategy that significantly increased individual, corporate, foundation and local town based funding. During more than 20 years at MBI, Inc, a privately held direct marketing company in Norwalk, she reported to the CEO as Executive Vice President and directed the creative, product development and licensing teams for the Danbury Mint Division. A highly successful leader, Ann is noted for her analytical skills, creativity, and strategic approach to growth.
Ann’s community service includes membership on the Boards of Laurel House in Stamford and Homes with Hope, Westport, and with the Harvard Business School Club of CT-Community Partners. She holds a BA in Economics from BucknellUniversity and an MBA from HarvardBusinessSchool.
Please join me in wishing Jane Kiefer and her husband Don the best of luck as they begin their new journey and in extending a warm welcome to our new Executive Director, Ann Rogers.
Eleanor S. Riemer
President, Norwalk Community College Foundation
“A Promise Kept”
On May 3, 2012, the NCC Foundation held “A Promise Kept,” an exclusive cocktail reception and live auction for more than 160 Le Bal d’Ecole guests, donors and friends at the Darien Community Association “Meadowlands.”
This follow-up event to the canceled October 2011 Le Bal d’Ecole raised more than $200,000 to benefit NCC scholarships, student success and academic achievement. A highlight of the evening was the speech given by Foundation scholarship recipient Juan Arbelaez, who brought the crowd to a standing ovation with his story of how Foundation scholarships had impacted not only his life, but also the lives of his family members.
“A Promise Kept” featured music by Darien High School student E. J. Couloucoundis and catering by Marcia Selden Catering of Stamford. Simon Teakle of Greenwich donated his services as auctioneer for the live auction.
The NCC Foundation is the largest community college foundation in the State of Connecticut with net assets of $24 million.
The Board of Directors of the NCC Foundation seeks to safeguard and steward donor funds wisely by ensuring that these resources are responsibly and prudently managed.
It is the responsibility of the Finance Committee of the Board to determine the broad asset allocation among various asset classes, monitor investment results and retain investment managers. The investment policy seeks to generate earnings on a total return basis in order to fund scholarships and meet the needs of Norwalk Community College.
The NCC Foundation is committed to transparency and accountability to all of our donors.
For more information, please contact:
Ann P. Rogers, Executive Director
203-857-7270 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Norwalk Community College Foundation, Inc.
188 Richards Avenue, Room E311
Norwalk, Connecticut 06854-1655
Ann P. Rogers, Executive Director
203-857-7270 | email@example.com
Maureen Fitzpatrick Wilks, Office Manager
203-857-6894 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Gentry, Director of Development
203-857-7261 | email@example.com
Terri L. Nackid, Database Manager
203-857-7139 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Marie Winsch, Director of Finance
203-857-7262 | email@example.com
Careers at the NCC Foundation
The NCC Foundation is not hiring at this time.