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We have met our ambitious Tomorrow Campaign goal to raise $10 million and have unlocked the $5 million gift from our anonymous donor. Not only is $5 million our largest donation ever but now we have an unprecedented $15 million to help our students rise and recover from the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic.

These funds will help LaGuardia students get the education they need to make brighter tomorrows for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our students are not only pursuing a degree – they are daring to do more

Driven by goals and grit, 60% of our students are immigrants, most are first-generation college students, and 71% come from homes with less than $30,000 in annual incomes. The LaGuardia Community College Foundation directly supports students with scholarships, emergency aid, internships, on-campus job placements, and professional development to ensure they are able to stay in school and graduate in order to improve their lives, families, and communities. Our students can’t do it alone, and neither can we.

With your support, we can close the opportunity gap and build a more equitable society.

Imagine a level playing field for students

Our students have determination, intelligence, resilience, and incredible work ethic. What they don’t have are financial support, role models and career opportunities to help them move up the ladder to the middle-class.

Foundation Scholarships

Our students come from households with less than $30,000 in annual family income and they work two or three jobs to be able to pay their tuition and living expenses. This work-to-survive cycle means students often take fewer credits per semester and have a harder time graduating. Together we can change that by providing:

  • Scholarships to help with tuition and other college expenses so that students stay in school and graduate.
  • Emergency Funds to cover urgent costs like textbooks, transportation, rent, or healthcare.

Professional Development

Access creates opportunity. We help students build their networks and professional skills through:

  • Programs like the President’s Society that teach our students the professional skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive world.
  • Internships and well-paying campus jobs give our students access to networks and professional opportunities that students from more privileged communities take for granted.

Peer Advising

A win-win for both the program’s paid student advisors and the students they work with, the Peer Advising Program ensures students’ experiences are centered through hands-on mentorship and guidance.

ACE Scholarship Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented economic hardship for many of the 2.3 million residents of Queens, including the students of LaGuardia Community College and their families.

LaGuardia’s Division of Adult & Continuing Education (ACE) is poised to help rebuild NYC’s economy by providing opportunities for Queens residents to learn new skills, acquire industry-recognized credentials, and transition into well-paying career paths. LaGuardia is leading this effort with a new scholarship fund for ACE students and the Foundation is committed to helping hundreds of Queens residents get back to work.

Give now.

Your Donation can Transform Lives

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Foundation recipients are three times more likely to graduate than general students.
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of Foundation funds go directly to students because we limit overhead and focus on what matters.
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Our degree moves students from poverty to opportunity – from <$30K annual family income to >$58K individual income.

We need your support

When you make a gift to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation, you’re investing in students, not overhead. Nearly all 95% of gifts go directly to students. We welcome gifts of all sizes and are happy to connect with you about named scholarships and other giving options.

More Ways to Give

The LaGuardia Community College Foundation offers opportunities for donors to fund a scholarship. To discuss details please call at (718) 482-5610

Make a gift to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. Notification of your gift will be sent to the individual or family of the honoree.

For information about planned giving or designating a gift to LaGuardia, please contact:

LaGuardia Community College Foundation
31-10 Thomson Ave, Room E508
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (718) 482-5610
Fax: (718) 609-2050

Many companies will match your gift to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation, doubling or sometimes tripling its value if they participate in a Matching Gift Program. Check with your employer to see if they participate. Then obtain your employer’s matching gift form and return it to us with your gift.

If you prefer to mail your gift, download and print the contribution form to include with your check or credit card information. Checks can be made out to “The LaGuardia Community College Foundation,” and gifts can be mailed to: The LaGuardia Community College Foundation 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room E508 Long Island City, NY 11101 Call (718) 482-5610 or email to request information on how to make a gift of stock that will provide tax benefits to you and significantly help LaGuardia students.