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Futures Are Built on Our Foundation

Community support was the genesis of the Rockland Community College Foundation. 

In 1981, members of the community held a Golf Outing to raise funds to help the College's Golf Team attend a national tournament. This led to the creation of the RCC Foundation as an ongoing organization. Since then, the Foundation has provided funds to purchase college equipment, enhance the campus and facilities and establish financial resources for students in need.

Among its many philanthropic programs, are:

  • Facilitating more than 125 scholarships for students
  • Providing technology upgrades
  • Helping fund the campus child care center

The Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships. Over $300,000 in scholarship assistance is awarded to students annually.

Mission Statement:

The Rockland Community College Foundation is a nonprofit charitable institution that responds to the educational needs and aspirations of the people of Rockland County by assisting Rockland Community College.

The Foundation provides financial assistance to the College for the continuing development of its students, staff, faculty and programs of the College.

The Foundation helps the College address several needs which have a significant educational and community impact but would not be met without private funds. 

There are numerous ways to contribute to the Foundation:

  • Endowed Scholarships - can be structured for nearly any purpose and with almost any criteria desired by the donor. Donors are informed of the names of scholarship awardees.
  • Instructional Leadership Endowment - This gift provides the donor with the opportunity to create a named gift that clearly articulates the contributor's appreciation for educational excellence.
  • College-Wide Technology Improvements -
  • Athletic Facility Improvements - For uniforms, equipment and tournament travel or to help maintain or improvements and maintenance to scoreboards, fields and facilities.
  • Campus Improvements - Donors with a particular interest in campus beautification, permanent art installations or building sponsorship should consider a gift to this fund.
  • Purchase of New Books - Donors may wish to purchase a group of books in a specific subject area, or an assortment of texts. All books are chosen from the library's need list.
  • Leave a Legacy - When you leave a legacy to the Foundation, you help change the path of many lives.

For more info, contact the RCC Foundation at 845- 574 - 4576.



Board of Directors:

Kerrin Mahaffey

Mitchell Gusler, CPA, CVA
Rifkin & Company, LLP, CPAs

Kenneth Helman
Oppenheimer & Co

Dennis J. Dale
Dale & Dale Associates, Inc.

Mark Acker
MSA Consulting Corp

Past Chair:
James W. Tarpey
Grey Hare Advisors LLC

Dr. Cliff L. Wood
Rockland Community College

Trustee Representative:
Dr. Sonya Shapiro, Ed.D.

Board Members:

Eric Black
All Types Advertising, Inc.


Lenore Buonocore
L.B. Marketing & Creative Services


Brian Cameron
Cameron Group, Inc

Sonia Burgos Crannage, Esq.
Sichol & Hicks

John A. DeCicco
DeCicco Marketplace


Jerry Donnellan
Rockland County Veterans Services


Eric Dranoff, Esq.
Saretsky, Katz, Dranoff & Glass LLP


Walter C. Fiedler
RCC Senior Citizen’s Club


Terrance Foxe
Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.


Tanya A. Gayle, Esq.
Assistant District Attorney, Rockland


Jon Ginsburg
Plus Media Group


Walter Goldman

Goldkap Consulting Group


Lanie Goldstein

Business Owner


Howard Hellman
All Bright Electric


Clarke Osborn
Chief of Police, Village of Suffern

John Piccininni

Piccini Arch. Woodwork


Ricky Sanchez
Real Estate/Property Manager


Dr. Robert Schelin, PhD


Richard W. Syrek


Patty Maloney-Titland
Associate Professor, RCC


Michel Vilson
Science Coordinator
NYC Board of ED


John Wickes

Wickes Arborists


Alden H. Wolfe, Esq.
Alden H. Wolfe, P.C.


Lorraine Sorrentino
Finance Officer





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