Access. It’s one of JCC’s core values, and the Jefferson Community College Foundation makes higher education accessible to students who face financial barriers. The Foundation administers over 250 scholarships, (link to Foundation/Scholarship/scholarship.html page info) totaling more than $250,000 in aid for students each year.
The JCC Foundation also raises funds to enhance the College’s ability to offer innovative educational experiences for its students.
The Foundation’s signature event is the Jefferson Gala which raises money to support the Foundation and its scholarship programs. In addition to attending Foundation events, there are many additional ways to support the Foundation, including making a donation or creating a scholarship.
The Foundation Board of Directors is the steward of the Foundation’s endowments, and helps to raise additional money each year. If you would like to be part of this exciting work, please contact the JCC Foundation office.
Alicia M. Dewey
Executive Director/Development Officer
Jefferson Community College Foundation
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601
The Jefferson Community College Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to raise, manage and distribute funds to assist students and to enrich and enhance the educational opportunities provided by Jefferson Community College. The Foundation was created in 1979 through the merger of two organizations started when the College was founded in the early 1960’s.
“Joining the JCC Foundation board has given me the opportunity to learn and grow alongside the talented students of the college. While our “curriculums” may be different, we share a great passion for the college and the gift of its presence in our community.
As a Foundation board member, I have the great privilege of working with community leaders to develop donors and funds with which to support these remarkable students and ensure the future growth of this amazing college. To have such a respected institution in our community is a testament to the men and women who pioneered this vision over 50 years ago. I am deeply committed to carry on their legacy with gratitude and conviction.”
--Kate McGhee, Clayton, NY