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Your generous support will help students overcome personal hardships, finish their studies, and live more hopeful and productive lives.Lisa's quote about DCC CARES
For students like Lisa, the generous support of caring donors make it possible to succeed in school...and in life.
Dutchess Community College is committeed to helping all our students thrive. But we depend on donor support to help students faced with financial challenges put their worries aside and focus on their studies.
Your gift today will make it possible for students facing hardship to stay in college. Without the generosity of our valued donors, many of these students would simply drop out. Lisa, whose story follows, didn't drop out, because of DCC's new housing support fund created by our generous, caring donors.
Lisa had no parents in the picture at all. She struggled to cope with the financial burden and responsibilities of college life. Whe she wasn't sleeping on the floor of a friend's dorm room, she slept in her car. Then, last winter, a massive ice storm was bearing down on Dutchess County and she needed secure, warm housing, fast.
A faculty member connected Lisa with DCC CARES. And thanks to one of our donors, she found temporary housing in a hotel. After the storm, she received financial aid so she could move on-campus into Conklin Hall.
DCC CARES also paired her with a social worker who continues to help her with counseling, job placement and other services.
We couldn't provide these life-changing resources to students in need without the help of our compassionate donors. But the need is growing. And the students depend on your kind support.
Please make a donation today to help students like Lisa find housing so they can continue their studies and have the opportunity to learn, grow and live a productive, happy life. Please keep in mind that it costs:
  • $63 a day per student for room and board at Conklin Hall. For many students, that cost is out of reach.
  • $441 for a week
  • $1,890 for a month
  • $7,560 for a semester
  • $15,120 for an academic year

For struggling students like Lisa, you can help remove barriers to academic goals. Lisa is studying to get her degree in Visual Arts! Your gift today can help her fully realize her potential and make a positive difference in the world. She can't do it without you!

With my sincere gratitude,

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Diana L. Pollard, ‘97
Executive Director
Dutchess Community College Foundation

P.S. Lisa was one of five students placed in Conklin Hall as of March 15. Each needed financial support to make ends meet. Your gift today will help more students overcome their housing obstacles and achieve their full academic potential. If you have any questions, please contact me at pollard@sunydutchess.edu or (845) 431-8403. Thank you
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