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 50 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, Ph.D.
Hunt Street Associates

Vice President
Stuart C. Weismiller
Marketing Tactics, LLC

Valerie A. Cooper
Picture That, LLC

Ellen H. Petrino
Mercer Investments

Joan Barksdale

Erin M. Catapano
Praxair, Inc.

Ramon J. Ceron
Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Ana Chadwick
GE Capital

Joseph W. Donaldson
McClain Value Management, LLC

Julie M. Johnson
Executive Leadership Coach

Deborah C. McLean
Adjunct Professor, Columbia (SIPA)

Lenore C. Mintz
Lea Mintz & Associates

Theodore J. Nussbaum

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

Ann P. Rogers
Executive Director, NCC Foundation

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.


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 |

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

Ann P. Rogers, Executive Director
203-857-7270 |

Catherine Lucia, Office Manager
203-857-6894 |

Valerie Muller, Director, Volunteer and Community Engagement
203-857-7142 |

Terri L. Nackid, Scholarship and Donor Relations
203-857-7139 |

Susan Rigano, Director of Development
203-857-7261 |

Ann Marie Winsch, Director of Finance
203-857-7262 |

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