The Housatonic Community College Foundation got an early gift to support its participation in Fairfield County’s Giving Day campaign this year; Connecticut commercial real estate giant R.D. Scinto, Inc. has agreed to fund a $5,000 challenge grant to support students in need.
Hosted by Fairfield County's Community Foundation, with champion sponsor Bank of America, Giving Day inspires and empowers our region to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit organizations in just 24 hours through online donations.
The HCC Foundation, which helps low-income, high-achieving Housatonic Community College (HCC) students reach their dream of a college education, will participate in the one-day campaign later this month on February 27. Funds raised from Giving Day will allow the foundation to continue providing financial assistance, such as tuition and textbooks, to motivated, financially struggling students.
R.D. Scinto will provide additional incentive to donors to act fast and double their impact. Every gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. Beyond this commitment on Giving Day, President and C.O.O. Rob Scinto is a member of the Housatonic Community College Foundation’s Board of Directors. R.D. Scinto Chairman Bob Scinto has also been a generous supporter, annually acknowledging HCC’s top students for their commitment to academic excellence through grant awards.
“We have a longstanding culture of giving back to our community, and that includes creating opportunities for students to expand their horizons through education,” said President and C.O.O. Rob Scinto. “We are committed to helping HCC students succeed, and are excited to play a role in encouraging others to do the same.”
“We are grateful to R.D. Scinto for this generous gift,” said Kristy Jelenik, Executive Director of HCCF. “This challenge grant will expand our ability to provide scholarships that often determine whether students will attend college at all.”
Making a donation of any amount will make a tremendous difference. Please visit https://www.fcgives.org/organizations/housatonic-community-college-foundation on Thursday, February 27th to make a tax-deductible contribution. HCCF is grateful to Reynolds & Rowella for their sponsorship as well.