CHARLOTTE – Central Piedmont Community College has launched the public phase of its “Powering a Stronger Future” campaign.
The five-year, $40 million campaign will run through June 2022. Central Piedmont has raised $23.5 million during its two-year quiet phase.
“The Powering a Stronger Future campaign is about students and addressing the upward mobility challenges in Mecklenburg County,” President Kandi Deitemeyer said. “For those who want our community to thrive and want to make an investment – education is a game-changer. Central Piedmont is a great place to help students thrive and be successful in our community. I think there is no better investment for Mecklenburg’s future.”
Campaign priorities include:
• $15 million to fund student scholarships and support the student emergency fund;
• $9.5 million for student support services, such as academic and career advising, leadership opportunities, out-of-classroom experiences, enhanced disability services, and a program that helps students prepare for their first semester of college;
• $9.5 million to further instructional excellence through support for programs, equipment and other resources and faculty;
• $5 million for specific programs that foster economic mobility, such as the Accelerated Career Training program for under- and unemployed adults, the early childhood education program, and strategic workforce partnerships; and
• $1 million for the college’s annual fund to respond to evolving priorities and needs.
Pat Rodgers, president and CEO of Rodgers Builders and a Central Piedmont alumna, is serving as the honorary campaign chair. The campaign chairpersons are Weston Andress, PNC Financial Services; Linda Lockman-Brooks, Lockman-Brooks Marketing Services; and Carl Showalter, Showalter Construction.
“My time at Central Piedmont was life-changing,” Rodgers said. “It meant so much to me to have the opportunity to go to the Central Piedmont of my day. When I look at what Central Piedmont is now and the impact it makes, it is just amazing.”
Visit www.cpccfoundation.org/campaign or call 704-330-6869 for details.