Expand access to guidance and tutoring programs, as well as need-based and merit-based scholarships.
Support innovative programs, and accelerate upgrades to equipment and facilities.
Impact campus improvements to shape student experience and engage the community.
Your Gift Makes an Impact. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, and donations are fully tax-deductible.
For more than 50 years, Bergen has been an engine for opportunity. Recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top community colleges in the nation, Bergen offers a pathway to productive lives and innovative jobs.
The college drives more than $600 million each year into Bergen County’s economy.
With today’s public funding limitations, however, only a combination of good management and philanthropy will maximize Bergen’s impact on the communities we serve. Private donations can advance critical strategic initiatives:
We need you – Bergen’s alumni, partners, faculty and staff – to invest in the future of the college and maintain the excellence that this community requires and deserves. Our success has never been so important.
Private contributions help us to change lives.
Each year more than 13,500 people use Bergen as a stepping stone to careers in today’s knowledge-based economy. Young people seeking skills and direction. Mid-career professionals seeking specialized certification for advancement. Immigrants seeking pathways to productive lives in their new community.
More students graduate from Bergen with associates degrees and specialty certifications than from any other college in the state. We provide students with the guidance they need, the opportunities they deserve, and the tools required to succeed, both in school and in their lives.
More than 3 of 4 students at the college come from Bergen County. And unlike students from other colleges who scatter after graduation, more than 80% of Bergen graduates stay in Bergen County to live, work, and raise their families.
Our community benefits from people realizing their personal and economic potential. Bergen Community College is New Jersey’s most productive pipeline to higher education, employment and career advancement.
The power of New Jersey’s largest and most recognized community college is that it serves the community. In the community. For the community.
After 25 years with the Park Ridge police department, Scott Laughton wanted a new career. He earned a nursing degree …Scott Laughton ’19
Your scholarship is helping me achieve my dream. I plan to become a nurse. I hope to help patients who …Avik Desai ’20
As a father and son, we raise money for scholarships at Bergen Community College by performing stand-up comedy. We do …Dan and Brian Altano
The faculty at Bergen taught me to love learning. Their curiosity in a wide range of subjects built a similar …Steven Chung ’12
I felt heard by you. Art means so much to me. Creating has always been something that came easily, like …Lydia Lugo ’20
Because of you, I am back on track. I was stuck. I had earned a four-year degree in kinesiology at …Sharlynne Cabrales ’20
So much has changed at Bergen, but what hasn’t changed is the total commitment to students. I can always feel confident that my support will impact students.Virginia “Ginny” Laughlin