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Institutional Advancement Departments

HCC Foundation: The Housatonic Community College Foundation was founded in 1990 by a group of Greater Bridgeport residents and business and arts leaders. The Foundation provides financial assistance to the College and its students beyond the fundamentals provided by the State of Connecticut and assists the College in becoming a unique educational resource for its students and the community. The Foundation also serves as a vehicle generating funding for Housatonic student scholarships, student emergency assistance, child care assistance for parents enrolled at Housatonic, program enhancements and support of the Housatonic Museum of Art.

Scholarships: The Housatonic Community College Foundation is committed to the education of all its students.  Financial assistance is available for tuition and fees for academic achievement or based on financial need as determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Foundation Board of Directors.

Alumni Relations: The Office of Alumni Relations was established in an effort to connect with HCC Alumni as potential mentors, ambassadors and donors.  The staff are dedicated to handling day-to-day interaction with Alumni, with the goal of establishing lifelong connections between the College and its former students.

Housatonic Museum of Art: The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) has one of the most significant collections of any two-year college in the United States and includes works by master artists such as Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, Miro and Chagall. Both art enthusiasts and casual observers have the rare opportunity to engage daily with original works of art and artifacts on continuous display throughout the College and campus grounds. The Museum also presents lectures, programs and changing exhibitions in the Burt Chernow Galleries for our students and the community at large, serving as a rich cultural resource for the Greater Bridgeport area.