• The LaGuardia Community College Foundation

    Since its inception in 2003, the LaGuardia Community College Foundation has been bridging the financial gaps facing our students, having raised more than $20 million toward student scholarships, student emergency funds and new initiatives aimed at enhancing student success.



  • Student FocusingThe three strategic pillars we've developed to successfully help our students:

    • Direct Financial Support keeps students on track to graduate - scholarships, emergency aid, books, MetroCards, paid internships, part time jobs.
    • Enrichment Programs such as the President's Society and the Community of Scholars teach real-world skills and provide the connections and confidence that level the playing field for our students.
    • Engagement Opportunities like Pushy Moms that connect students to professionals who open doors, mentor, provide internships and jobs, and, ultimately, give financial support.



  • Foundation StudentsHow do we know we are making a difference?
    • Economic Mobility: LaGuardia ranked #5 among U.S. two-year colleges in economic mobility - moving low-income people in the middle class and beyond - in a 2017 Stanford University study.
    • Professional Training: LaGuardia graduates pass licensing exams, such as the states' nursing exam, at some of the highest rates of any institution in New York State.
    • Opening the Doors to Elite Colleges: LaGuardia graduates have beaten the odds; our graduates have attended some of the best schools in the nation, including Stanford, Columbia, Cornell and Georgetown.
    • Rising Incomes: Graduates of community colleges earn an average of $1.6 million over their lifetime, which is $400,000 more than high school graduates.



  • Student Being Helped by MentorHow can you support the LaGuardia Foundation?
    • Financially: Your contribution will directly support LaGuardia students, helping them stay in school and graduate.
    • Sharing your Skills: Bringing your expertise to our campus will help our students develop the professional skills they need to succeed.
    • Connections: By opening the doors to your colleagues, friends and family you can magnify your support and give our students the support they need to stay in school and graduate.
    • Internships: By creating internship opportunities, you help our students learn the skills they need, while allowing them to build the networks to thrive.