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Talking Points: Community College Fundraising in Response to Pandemic Stimulus Funding from the Federal and State Governments and After Receiving Historic Philanthropic Gifts

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The most recent Networking with the Network event was held on August 31, 2021. Host Shannon Hill asked several questions generating some interesting dialogue. Some of the insights and challenges participants expressed were:

  1. Foundation Board development and participation, 
  2. staffing issues, 
  3. changing college leadership and 
  4. balancing having events and programs in person and/or virtually. 

When asked the priorities this year for fundraising there were four major focus areas: 

  1. naming of buildings outside, inside, and equipment, 
  2. growing scholarship endowments, 
  3. funding new equity initiatives, and 
  4. providing emergency aid.  

Lastly, when asked what programs would be helpful for future Roundtables, there was a range of ideas such as: 

  • - how to engage alumni, faculty, staff, and retirees, 
  • - how to run a comprehensive campaign, and 
  • - how to do it all as a shop of one. 

Please contact co-chairs of the Professional Development Committee Shannon Hill or Sonbol Aliabadi for any future topics that would help you achieve your goals and engage with your peers.

A Big Round of Applause for Constance Crawford

As of July 12, Constance Crawford departed the NCCCF after four years of service and joined AT&T in its education division. We wish her the best. You made a difference.

NCCCF and CASE:  Still Friends But No Longer Partners

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Effective May 17, we will be making some changes to our listservs, listed below. Recipients can send an email to all recipients by using the listserv name, and recipients will be automatically added based on our current records. To request changes to access, please email

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NCCCF Board Wants Your Input

The Professional Development Committee is looking for roundtable topics of interest and experts to share knowledge. Have a challenge you need help with or a brilliant idea to share? Share your challenge or idea with Shannon Hill to help us create professional development for you, your college CEO, and your board president. Stay tuned!

The Communication and Advocacy Committee is working on updates to the NCCCF website. Do you have a brilliant idea to share on how the site can be improved? What support and information would you like to have at your fingertips? Contact Anne King and let her know your ideas.

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Please don’t forget to pay your membership invoices – due now for FY 21-22.  If you need an invoice or would like to join the NCCCF, contact or visit

Legislative Updates

American Families Plan

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California Community College Budget News

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Assembly Bills Needing Support

AB-102 – College and Career Access Pathways partnerships – reducing financial barriers

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AB-927 – Public Postsecondary Education – Statewide baccalaureate degree program for all community colleges

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AB-1456 – Student Financial Aid – Cal Grant Reform Act

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