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Leah Goss Named New CCD Foundation Executive Director

A veteran fundraiser with expertise in major gifts and corporate giving, Goss brings years of education and non-profit experience to the Foundation.

Homeless Teen Cooks His Way to a Dream Career

When David Bondarchuck was 15, he dropped out of school and fled an unstable home environment. With no relatives in Colorado, he ended up at a youth homeless shelter in Denver.

Lost High-School Graduate Discovers Passion at Community College of Denver

After struggling at a four-year university, Frank Wentworth found himself at CCD.

After high school graduation, Frank Wentworth felt aimless, unsure of what he wanted to do with his life.

He searched for his purpose at a four-year college but found it wasn’t for him. He obtained a good job working for […]

How One CCD Graduate Is Giving Back

CCD Alumnus Jermaine Amado develops a scholarship for a student studying photography. This year, one deserving student will receive the J Amado Photography Scholarship.

CCD Foundation Celebrates Its Fourth Annual Breakfast of Champions Honoring Three Community Partners

At its fourth annual Breakfast of Champions scholarship celebration, the CCD Foundation celebrated honored and connected scholarship donors to current CCD scholarship recipients.

Couple’s Legacy Lives On Through Scholarships

Herbert and Judy Paige established The Paige Family Foundation to support education, senior citizens and shelter animals. Learn more about their impact with CCD students.

Your Contribution Goes a Long Way

The CCD Alumni Association — in conjunction with the CCD Foundation “OneCCD” employee-giving campaign — proudly awards scholarships. Read about one of our recipients, Mu Yo.

Consulate General of Mexico Grants $15,000 in Scholarships for Community College of Denver Students

Berenice Rendon Talavera, consul general, and José Federico Bass Villarreal, deputy consul, from the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver met with Dwight Clasby, executive director for the Community College of Denver Foundation to sign an agreement outlining the details of a $15,000 grant from the Consulate. The grant provides […]

A Different Path into a Healthcare Career

CCD graduate Lindsay Alvarez plans to use her B.A.S. in Dental Hygiene to integrate with primary care physicians.

You can learn a lot about a person’s health from their mouth. By examining the gums, teeth and tongue, you can determine if someone has gum disease or shows early signs of […]

Her Life’s Purpose Born from Tragedy

“I feel like I’m a different person,” she says, her eyes bright and smile wide. “I used to have a low self-esteem. I wouldn’t speak. Now, I can’t keep my mouth closed.” Read about Ola's journey here.

CCD Foundation Celebrates Its Third Annual Breakfast of Champions Honoring Three Community Partners

At its third annual Breakfast of Champions scholarship celebration, Community College of Denver (CCD) Foundation celebrated, honored and connected scholarship donors to current CCD scholarship recipients. During the event, Denver City Council President Albus Brooks delivered the keynote address. Read more ...

Project DIY Wraps Up Another Successful Camp

Twenty-six students from five local high schools completed a one-week camp in which they gained hands-on experience in Engineering Graphics/CAD, 3D Printing, Machining, Welding, and Architecture.

Denver Scholarship Foundation Names CCD College Partner of the Year

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) recently named Community College of Denver (CCD) their 2017 College Partner of the Year for their increased success and retention of DSF scholars.

CCD Creates Peer-Led Teaching and Learning Program

Xcel Energy Foundation announces they will continue their commitment to increasing student success in CCD’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for the third year in a row. Their new gift of $10,000 supports a new Peer Led Teaching and Learning (PLTL) program. Read more.

Second Annual Breakfast of Champions Honors Foundation Supporters

In March 2017, CCD Foundation held its second annual Breakfast of Champions event in the Tivoli Turnhalle on the Auraria campus. The annual event honors the Foundation’s scholarship donors and the recipients they support.

Francie Anhut Honored at CCD MLK Celebration

Francie Anhut, former executive director of the CCD Foundation, was honored as a CCD Champion at the annual CCD MLK Celebration.

2nd Annual Breakfast of Champions

Join the CCD Foundation for the 2nd Annual Breakfast of Champions on Wednesday, March 1st

Tania Lopez – Blinding Us with Science, Dazzling Us with Art

“Creating the magazine, graduating, and winning these awards has been a gratifying realization of several dreams at once.” ~ Tania Lopez.

CCD’s William Washington Designs Purpose-Driven Life for Career, Community and Kids

“CCD’s nurturing environment, cultural diversity and sense of community really drew me here ... CCD was welcoming, conveniently located and Colorado has a great engineering industry. This was the best place for me to start this journey. CCD is genuine.” ~William Washington

Boulder’s Francie Anhut, community colleges advocate, dies at 63

CCD Foundation Executive Director Francie Anhut passes away after battling cancer.

Community College of Denver Grows Manufacturing Programs to Meet the Demand for Middle Skills Jobs in Advanced Manufacturing

JPMorgan Chase awarded the CCD Foundation $100,000 to support CCD's manufacturing programs.

Groove with Henry Butler Media Gallery

The second annual CCD Foundation Groove with Henry Butler Benefit Concert was a big success! You can view photos and videos from the event here.

Community College of Denver Builds Stronger Pathways for STEM Students to Transfer to 4-year Universities

CCD Foundation Receives Grant Funding for STEM students.

CCD Foundation Receives Grant to Create Entrepreneurship Program for Hispanic Contractors

The Denver Foundation Awards CCD Foundation $10,000 to Fund WIN-preneurs Program

CCD Foundation Announces Francie Anhut Scholarship

The CCD Foundation is pleased to announce the Francie Anhut Scholarship to help students with demonstrated financial need attend college.

CCD Foundation Receives $50,000 through Denver Post Charities

Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, with monies raised from the Season to Share campaign has funded CCD’s peer mentoring programs, including the Urban Male Initiative (UMI) and Women International about Success and Excellence (WISE) empowerment programs to fund peer mentors to assist these students. Learn more...

CCD Foundation Receives COSI Grant Worth Over $94,000

COSI was developed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education to create a statewide network of student support and scholarship programs with a goal of matching scholarships provided by local programs 1:1 with state funds. Learn more.

Groove with Henry Butler

Join us on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 for a night of jazz at Dazzle Jazz to raise funds for student scholarships at CCD. Learn more.

Breakfast of Champions Media Gallery

The first annual CCD Foundation Breakfast of Champions was a big success! You can view photos and videos from the event here.

CCD Foundation Establishes Annual Scholarship To Honor Lt. Governor Joe Garcia

At its first annual Breakfast of Champions scholarship celebration, the Community College of Denver (CCD) Foundation presented Lt. Governor Joe Garcia with its “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his tireless work on behalf of higher education in Colorado and, especially, traditionally underserved students.

CCD Student Works toward Nursing Degree in Memory of Sister

“These scholarships help me concentrate on my school work and reaching my goals without stressing about money, so the journey has been worth it, and it’s only just beginning." ~ Aisha Douaidary

Displaced Aurarian Scholarship Sends Generations of Family Members to CCD

CCD Student Diana Freyta is grateful to honor the high value her family has always placed on higher education and the funds she received to help her reach her goals. Read her story here.

CCD Nursing Student Awarded Prestigious Kaiser Foundation Scholarship

As a teenager, Jamie Ridener was giving such exceptional care by nurses that she is know studying at CCD to become one herself. The Kaiser Foundation Scholarship is helping her to pay the way for her education and easing her financial burden.

CCD Honors Three Community Leaders and Awards Scholarships at Annual MLK Jr Event

Three Denver area community leaders were honored at CCD’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leadership Awards event on Tuesday, January 19th. Additionally, the CCD Foundation awarded two named MLK scholarships to five students.

New Scholarship for DPS Graduates

The CCD Foundation is pleased to announce we have entered into a collaborative relationship with The Western Union Foundation, which includes a grant of $100,000 in scholarship funding for DPS students and Western Union employee volunteerism. Learn more.

CCD Foundation Receives $40,000 through Denver Post Charities

The Community College of Denver Foundation received a $40,000 grant through Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, with funds raised from the Season to Share campaign. The grant funding will support CCD’s Urban Male Initiative (UMI) mentor program for low-income males of color.

CCD Foundation Approved for Enterprise Zone Charitable Status

Individuals and companies located in Colorado that donate to the AMC will receive a 25% tax credit for cash donations and 12.5% credit for in-kind donations. Read more and donate to CCD Foundation here.

CCD Awarded Scholarship Funding for Non-Traditional Students

Boundless Opportunity Scholarships help highly-motivated students achieve their goals by providing the means for a better education, as well as a better life for themselves and their families.

CCD Alumni Association Awards First Scholarship

The CCD Alumni Association, with support from the CCD Foundation, proudly awarded its first Alumni Scholarship to accounting student Handrajannie “Jenny” Tanojo. Jenny’s $500 Alumni Scholarship was funded by CCD graduates who joined the Alumni Association at the “purple” or “gold” levels with donations of $20 or $30.

CCD Foundation Gives Undocumented Students Chance at a Brighter Future

The CCD Foundation has launched the Open Door Scholarship Fund and committed $45,000 in scholarship funding for the 2015-2016 academic year for CCD undocumented and DACA/ASSET students. The goal of the program is to provide these students with scholarships that will help them achieve their college goals. “We know that education is the key to a better future for the student and to a stronger Denver economy,” said Francie Anhut, Executive Director, CCD Foundation. Read more and learn how you can donate to the CCD Foundation.