Housatonic Community College Foundation

August 30, 2007, For immediate release
Contact: Maureen Dowdle 203-332-5078

Housatonic Community College Receives Grant from William H. Pitt Foundation
Gift Funds 10 Full Scholarships

Barbara Johnson, President of the Housatonic Community College Foundation, Inc., has announced that the William H. Pitt Foundation has awarded a grant of $30,000 to Housatonic Community College. The gift is part of the Pathways to Success Major Gift Campaign now underway at the College

The grant will give ten students with demonstrated financial need full scholarships for the 2007-08 academic year. The students who receive the scholarships will be designated “Pitt Scholars.”

Eligible students must attend Housatonic full-time and be in good academic standing. The William H. Pitt Foundation has been supporting Housatonic students through scholarship aid since 2001.

Dr. Debra W. Hertz, executive director of the William H. Pitt Foundation says, “We are delighted to continue our support of Housatonic students. The work of the College is very important and we want to help assure that qualified, needy students have the educational opportunities that will improve their lives and benefit the entire community.”

The Housatonic Community College Foundation was formed in 1990 to assist the College and its students beyond the fundamentals provided by the state. The Foundation provides resources for scholarships, equipment, program enhancements, community outreach and support for the Housatonic Museum of Art. The Foundation is conducting a major gifts campaign, seeking to raise $1 million, which will assist the College to continue to provide convenient and affordable post-secondary training and life-long learning to those in the Bridgeport area.