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The JCCC Foundation welcomes your gifts and contributions. We can allocate your gifts across a variety of options and interests, from establishing or supporting a scholarship for JCCC students to personal endowments, memorial gifts and more.

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Scholarships

You may make a donation to an existing scholarship or establish a new scholarship. The Foundation will work with you to ensure your gift benefits our students. If you're a student seeking a scholarship, apply for a scholarship on the College website. Refer to Scholarships.

Memberships

As a member, you support a specific JCCC program and gain access to key benefits. JCCC support memberships include:

  • Friends with Taste® — Support the College's world-renowned programs in hospitality and culinary education and receive invitations to exclusive dinners and tours, along with other exciting benefits.
  • Friend of the Carlsen Center — Friends help JCCC bring nationally known, high-quality music, dance and theatrical performances to the Carlsen Center.
  • Member of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art — Support one of the region's most important venues for cutting-edge art and gain attractive benefits that enhance your museum experience.

Cavalier MealSHARE Program

JCCC wants our students to succeed at all levels — and when we learned that there were students on campus distracted by hunger and food insecurity, we had to respond. 

So we established Cavalier MealSHARE, a discreet meal assistance program that provides qualified students with Dining Dollars good at all on-campus food venues, guaranteeing that these students can get a healthy, high-quality meal when they're on campus. Refer to the MealSHARE Program.

Personal Endowments

You may establish a named endowment in honor of your family or place of business. Regular endowments start with a first gift of $10,000. As a part of the personalized endowment process, you may direct the annual proceeds to a need of the College that best fits your interest.

Memorial Gifts 

Relatives and friends often remember loved ones with contributions to memorial funds. This is particularly appropriate as a way to remember people who have been associated with the College.

Event Sponsorships

All of the Foundation's special events and campaigns offer individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities. Each sponsorship offers a variety of ways that underwriters and donors can be recognized.

Planned Giving

Estate gifts are an excellent opportunity for you to remember the College in your will. There are a variety of estate-planning opportunities that range from bequests to life insurance gifts. Refer to Planned Giving.

Crowdfunded Campaigns

Through online crowdfunding, you can contribute to the exciting work happening at Johnson County Community College! Find a project that inspires you, make your gift and share the page with your friends.

JCCC Faculty or Staff Giving (Open Petal Program)

JCCC employees can support the Foundation through a payroll deduction. A few dollars per paycheck can provide much-needed support for scholarships, the arts or other campus programs. It's simple and easy – fill out the employee donation form (PDF); we'll do the rest. Questions? Email Judi Reilly or call her at 913-469-2718. Refer to the Open Petal Program.

JCCC Retiree Organization

The JCCC Retiree Association organization helps its members (current and soon-to-be retired JCCC employees) stay connected to the institution and their colleagues.

 

Cohen Series

The Cohen Community Series was inaugurated in 2008 through a gift from Jon Stewart, former vice chairman of the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees, JCCC alumnus and former president of Metcalf Bank, in honor of the late Barton P. Cohen, president of Metcalf Bancshares, vice chairman and general counsel of Metcalf Bank and an attorney with Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP. Proceeds from these special performances benefit student scholarships and programs.

Previous Cohen Community Series presenters have included Phil Vassar, Josh Turner, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown, Tracy Lawrence, Diamond Rio, George Will, Marcus Buckingham and Vince Gill.

Lace Up for Learning

An annual 5K walk/run held on a course that leads participants around JCCC’s nationally recognized campus. Proceeds benefit JCCC student scholarships.

Polsky Practical Personal Enrichment Series

Established at JCCC in 1997, the Polsky Series is underwritten by the Norman and Elaine Polsky Family Supporting Foundation in partnership with the JCCC Foundation. Through free events for JCCC students and the entire community, the series seeks to educate and empower the public in areas of education, health, wellness, and financial stability.

Some Enchanted Evening

The JCCC Foundation signature event, this annual black-tie gala raises vital funds for student scholarships, as well as honors community leaders through the awarding of the Johnson Countian of the Year. Since its inaugural year, Some Enchanted Evening has raised more than $11 million in support of student scholarships, including a record of more than $1 million in 2019 alone.