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GivingTuesday Donations Provide Record Amount of Support for Atlantic Cape Students in Need

12/04/2023 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday

MAYS LANDING — Thanks to another tremendous outpouring of selfless giving and philanthropy this holiday season, Atlantic Cape Community College and the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation shattered its goal of $15,000 by more than doubling that amount with an astounding $30,878 raised during GivingTuesday on November 28.

Created in 2012 as a day to encourage individuals across the globe to do good, GivingTuesday is an annual international effort that has raised billions of dollars worldwide. The funds raised this year will go towards helping provide critically-needed financial support to Atlantic Cape students in need. Donors could choose where they wanted their donations to be allocated to, such as towards Atlantic Cape’s proposed baseball field improvements, the campus food pantry, the general scholarship fund or to the area with the greatest financial need.

"Many thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters. We have not only met, but doubled our GivingTuesday goal and raised almost $31,000! All the donations speak to the unwavering commitment of our very generous community of giving from alumni, faculty, administration, staff and College Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Trustees,” said Atlantic Cape Foundation Executive Director Jean McAlister. “We are also incredibly grateful to an anonymous donor for their $10,000 matching donation. With these increased contributions, we are poised to make an even greater impact and opportunity for all students at Atlantic Cape."

Since 2016, Atlantic Cape has raised $74,487.67 on GivingTuesday to help students attending the college receive scholarships and emergency funds to assist in paying for tuition, fees, supplies and even housing and food.

The Atlantic Cape Foundation raises funds for college scholarships, capital for campus improvements, and support for cultural and educational community outreach programs. In its history, the Foundation has raised more than $6 million for college scholarships, academic programs and campus enhancements.

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About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is a Middle States accredited and 2022 Achieving the Dream Leader College proudly serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. As a comprehensive, two-year community college, Atlantic Cape offers 47 undergraduate degree programs, and 33 certificate and workforce development professional series programs at its Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May campuses. Atlantic Cape is home to the renowned Academy of Culinary Arts, rated the top culinary school in New Jersey, and for more than 50 years, our highly-acclaimed Nursing program. Atlantic Cape also partners with several four-year universities to offer students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree without having to leave home.


About Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation

Atlantic Cape established the Foundation in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity to build a broad base of financial support for its programs and services. Foundation members are drawn from local industry and small businesses and represent a broad cross-section of active leaders in the community. The Foundation has raised more than $5 million for scholarships, Foundation operations and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment. Annually, the Foundation provides nearly $600,000 for institutional scholarships, grants and emergency help.