YCCC Announces Changing Lives & Strengthening Community Capital Campaign

April 21, 2016
Capital Campaign Launch 16

YCCC Foundation Board Chairperson, Marc Brunelle; Campaign Co-Chair, Jim Fitzgerald; YCCC Foundation Board Vice Chairperson, Kathy Baker; Campaign Co-Chair, Chris Magnuson; YCCC President, Dr. Barbara Finkelstein

YCCC is delighted to announce the public phase of its Changing Lives & Strengthening Community Capital Campaign. In partnership with The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges (TFMCC) and the York County Community College Foundation (YCCCF), the campaign has already raised $2.6 million towards the campaign goal of $4.2 million.

Generous campaign gifts have been received from: Pratt & Whitney, Hannaford Charitable Foundation, The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges, Sam L. Cohen Foundation, SIS Bank, Northeast Coatings Technology, and Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution.

The projected cost of the 18,000 square foot academic building on the Wells campus is $8.4 million. The College is grateful to the taxpayers of Maine for a $3.4 million bond. Additional funding for the project will be from college funds reserved for this purpose.

The building will provide much-needed instructional space through eight state-of-the-art classrooms, independent and group study areas and a Developmental Mathematics and English Lab. The building will house a 140 seat lecture/performance hall and attached flexible classroom/backstage area allowing the College to hold larger classes as well as host community events.

YCCC would like to thank the following individuals:  Honorary Campaign Co-Chair Tim Hussey, President and CEO, Hussey Seating; Honorary Co-Chair Michael Papp, North Berwick General Manager, Pratt & Whitney; Campaign Co-Chair Jim Fitzgerald, Broker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Campaign Co-Chair Chris Magnuson, President and Chairman, Wasco Products, Inc.; and Regional Steering Committee Members, Barbara Finkelstein, YCCC President; Marc Brunelle, YCCC Foundation Chairperson; Keith Jacques, Woodman Edmands Danylik Austin Smith & Jacques, P.A.;  Mark T. Mickeriz, President & CEO, SIS Bank; Margaret Nichols; Kevin Reilley, President, Benchmark Construction; Geoffrey Titherington, Owner of Bonanza Steakhouse; and The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges.

To see a full list of donors or to make a donation to the campaign please click HERE.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Fitzgerald at yefitzgerald@yccc.edu or 207.216.4466