Foundation News

Attention Boston Globe subscribers: BHCC needs your help!

If you are a subscriber to The Boston Globe, Bunker Hill Community College needs your help! Be on the lookout for a silver envelope from the Globe-this is an invitation to participate in their GRANT (Globe Readers And Non-profits Together) program. Through this program, BHCC has the chance to earn free advertising space in the Globe. We would use such advertising to help us raise the public's awareness of the College.

Best of all, it won't cost you a penny -- a true win-win situation!

The Globe is mailing vouchers to each of its subscribers in February. Seven-day newspaper subscribers' vouchers are valued at $100; all other subscribers (including website-only readers) will be sent $50 vouchers. When you receive yours, simply list Bunker Hill Community College as your charity of choice and mail the check back to the Globe by March 1, 2015. With your help, we can use Globe advertising space to let more people in the Greater Boston area know about the College, our students, faculty and alumni, as well as our commitment to ensuring quality and accessible education. You can learn more through this site:

We hope you will consider using your Globe voucher to vote for BHCC and thank you in advance for your support.

Introducing the Ruby Anniversary Scholars

As a result of the success of the Ruby Night Gala, the BHCC Foundation was able to award scholarships to a group of hard-working and motivated young people. Learn more about the scholars in a letter from Foundation President Jeanne-Marie Boylan.

Save the Date

The 2015 Bunker Hill Community College Foundation gala will be held Wednesday, April 29th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM at The Hampshire House. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Foundation’s signature event. As usual, there will be excellent food, prepared and served by BHCC Culinary Arts students, and great fun at the auction with new and exciting items offered for bid.

Foundation announces establishment of Ruby Anniversary Scholars Program

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Bunker Hill Community College, the Foundation Board has established the Ruby Anniversary Scholars program. Forty students – 20 incoming and 20 current – will be chosen during the summer and will be provided with scholarships for the academic year beginning in September 2014. These scholarships will cover each student’s unmet financial need up to $5,000 per semester.

Foundation earns $3,480 through Whole Foods “5% Day”

Whole Foods Market in Charlestown, Massachusetts, donated 5% of the net proceeds of purchases made by customers on June 17, 2014, to the Bunker Hill Community College Foundation. The fundraising effort netted $3,480, which will be used for scholarship support for a Charlestown resident attending the College. The project represented a collaborative effort between BHCC and Whole Foods Market Charlestown. Students and volunteers from various departments at the College greeted customers in the store and contributed to the success of the event. 

BHCC Foundation’s annual gala, raised $188,590 for new scholarships

The scholarship funding will go to support the newly established the Ruby Anniversary Scholarship program created to assist the College with one of its top priorities, student completion. Read the full story from the Fall 2014 issue of BHCC Magazine

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