PDCCC celebrates ‘Major Gifts’ success

Published 5:36 pm Saturday, August 17, 2013

Paul D. Camp Commun-ity College will close out its first Major Gifts Campaign with a celebration at the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center.

The event will take place Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and will be highlighted by an announcement of the total amount of funds raised during the campaign. There will be music, entertainment, special recognition of donors and a silent auction.

“The campaign was designed to address the region’s need for a skilled and educated workforce,” said President Paul Conco. “The core of the campaign is focused on funding for high-need academic and workforce programs, student access and excellence and instructional technology enhancement.”

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Individual gifts, and targeted and grants program funding have all been important to the success of the Major Gifts Campaign, college officials said in a press release announcing the event.

“Community and business leaders in the service region and the college’s Foundation Board were also instrumental in the success of this campaign,” said Felicia Blow, vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the Paul D. Camp Community College Foundation.

“We are inviting our donors and regional leaders to celebrate with us at this culminating event, where we will also reveal all of the activities that have and will come through this campaign.”

Conco and Larry Pope, CEO and president of Smithfield Foods, served as co-chairs of the campaign.

For more information, contact Blow at fblow@pdc.edu or 569-6791.