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

President
Eleanor S. Riemer, Ph.D.
Rowayton

Executive Director
Ann P. Rogers*
Stamford

Vice President
Stuart C. Weismiller
Marketing Tactics, LLC

Secretary
Valerie A. Cooper
Picture That, LLC

Treasurer
Ellen H. Petrino
Mercer Investments

Directors

Joan Barksdale
Darien

Erin M. Catapano
Praxair, Inc.

Ramon J. Ceron
Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Joseph W. Donaldson
McClain Value Management, LLC

Rachel Graves
RBS Citizens Financial Group

Directors (continued)

Julie M. Johnson
Executive Leadership Coach

David L. Levinson, Ph.D.*
President, Norwalk Community College

Deborah C. McLean
Adjunct Professor, Columbia (SIPA)

Lenore C. Mintz
Lea Mintz & Associates

Theodore J. Nussbaum
Mercer

Martha C. Poulter
Starwood Resorts & Hotels Worldwide, Inc.

George A. Reilly
Siegel, Reilly & Conlon, LLC

Bruce N. Ritter
Yannix Management LP

Lesley I.B. Schless
Shipman & Goodwin LLP

J. Howard Stecker
General Re Corporation

Susan G. Weinberger, Ed.D.
Mentor Consulting Group

*Ex Officio Directors


News & Events

Ann Rogers, NCC Foundation exec directorNCC Foundation Appoints New Executive Director

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.

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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.

Sincerely,

Eleanor S. Riemer
President, Norwalk Community College Foundation

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“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.


Publications

NCCF Annual Report, 2013-2014 (pdf)


Financial Information

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 | arogers@norwalk.edu

Investment Policy (pdf)
Audited Financial Statements (pdf)
Form 990 (pdf download)


Contact Us

Norwalk Community College Foundation, Inc.
188 Richards Avenue, Room E311
Norwalk, Connecticut 06854-1655
nccfoundation@norwalk.edu

Ann P. Rogers, Executive Director
203-857-7270 | arogers@norwalk.edu

Catherine Lucia, Office Manager
203-857-6894 | clucia@norwalk.edu

Valerie Muller, Director, Volunteer and Community Engagement
203-857-7142 | vmuller@norwalk.edu

Terri L. Nackid, Scholarship and Donor Relations
203-857-7139 | tnackid1@norwalk.edu

Ann Marie Winsch, Director of Finance
203-857-7262 | awinsch@norwalk.edu


Career Opportunities

Director of Development

The Norwalk Community College Foundation (NCCF) supports the educational efforts of Norwalk Community College (NCC) by providing scholarships to a diverse student body, funding programs and faculty development to encourage academic success, innovation and excellence, enabling major capital projects and fostering strong community partnerships.

NCCF will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2015-2016 so now is a particularly exciting time to be joining the Foundation!

Description:
• Reporting to the Executive Director, coordinate, manage and lead all aspects of fundraising programs including major gifts, annual giving, scholarships, planned giving, college tours and Foundation events.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward both current and new donors in collaboration with the Executive Director, part-time Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement and the Board.
• Create and regularly update a rolling 18-Month Development plan with detailed strategies for soliciting gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. This includes budgets, goals, marketing and execution against the plan.
• Cultivate significant working relationships with the Board, donors, students/faculty/staff of NCC and Foundation team, leading to increased engagement and contributions.
• Oversee research and writing of grant proposals and maintain grant accountability.
• Prepare Development dashboard and other reports for the Executive Director and Board.
• Represent the Norwalk Community College Foundation at community events.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree with at least 10 years of career experience.
• Existing knowledge of and active network in Fairfield County.
• Proven track record of direct solicitation either through non-profit fundraising or for-profit business development.
• Self-starter, creative, flexible, personable, professional.
• Excellent communication, reporting and presentation skills, both oral and written.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and contact management database applications.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Ann P. Rogers, Executive Director
203-857-7270 | arogers@norwalk.edu

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