• The LaGuardia $3 Million Match



    LaGuardia Community College has received the largest gift in its history: a $3 million match gift! Every gift (up to $100,000) will be matched dollar for dollar. Every dollar goes directly to our students.

    Get your gift in now to get us that much closer to the $3 million goal set by our anonymous donor.

    We want even more hardworking, deserving LaGuardia students to get the financial support they need – scholarships, books, Metrocards, emergency aid – whatever it takes, to keep them on track for future success.

    Double your impact and help more students now (employer matching gifts count too!) by making your tax-deductible gift online or give by check to:

    LaGuardia Community College Foundation
    31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room E-508
    Long Island City, NY 11101


    For more information, please call 718-482-5610 or email foundation@lagcc.cuny.edu.








  • Filling in this perception gap can help low-income students succeed


    The PBS NewsHour segment on LaGuardia helps us all better understand what it means to be a college student in America. The story follows up on LaGuardia President Gail O. Mellow’s Op-Ed in the New York Times to correct misperceptions of today’s college student. The reality is sobering. Community college students struggle to raise families, work and attend college. Despite enormous obstacles, they persist, determined to make a better life for themselves and their families.

    LaGuardia’s work is impressive. A Stanford University study ranked LaGuardia 5th in the nation in creating economic mobility for low-income students. Changing society’s perception of who attends college is an essential step to leveling the playing field so that every hard working student has a shot at achieving their dreams.

    Read Transcript of PBS NewsHour segment.






  • Make A Gift


    When you make a gift to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation, you will be helping students:

    • Pay for tuition through scholarships.
    • Meet the other costs of going to college, including MetroCards and books.
    • Meet emergency needs, such as paying for rent, unexpected medical costs and food during a financial crisis.
    • Get on-campus jobs where they can do research and work directly related to their academic major.
    • Stay in school and graduate.

    If you have any questions about how to make a gift, please contact the LaGuardia Community College Foundation. Call 718-482-5610 or Email foundation@lagcc.cuny.edu.



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  • Ways You Can Help


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    Enrichment Programs


    Teach real-world skills and provide connections and confidence for our students.



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    Emergency Aid


    Provide books, MetroCards, food – whatever it takes to keep students on track for success.