For the last 50 years, LaGuardia Community College has helped New Yorkers and students from around the world make a better life for themselves. We open the doors to an affordable education to thousands of people every year—over 33,000 students in 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a great toll on our students. As we look to a new tomorrow, LaGuardia students are our city’s greatest asset. LaGuardia trains and educates our students in healthcare, cybersecurity, technology, business, and more. Our city needs our graduates now more than ever.
Emergency Relief Funds
Biology, Class of 2021
“After losing my job during COVID, I got a scholarship from the Foundation to stay in school, and then landed a position as an intern with NY Family Doctors. I have dreamed of being a doctor since I was a little girl, and LaGuardia has been a stepping stone to make my goals a reality.”
“LaGuardia gave me a chance when no other school would. The college gave me access to scholarships and introduced me to people who showed me a bigger world. Thanks to LaGuardia, I transferred to Columbia University, and now I’m a V.P. at Citigroup. I joined the LaGuardia Foundation Board and proudly donate so I can give back to the college that gave me so much.”
Joan Halligan-Wang firstname.lastname@example.org (718) 482-5610
What is the financial goal of this campaign? LaGuardia Community College is working to raise $15 million. An amazingly generous donor has committed to a $5 million gift if an additional $10 million is raised, for a total of $15 million. What is the deadline for written commitments and gifts? December 31, 2021 Do donations from foundations, corporations and all organizations count? Yes. Do pledges count? Yes, a written pledge, received before January 1, 2022 will count towards this campaign. Does a multi-year gift count? Yes, the full amount of a multi-year gift will count as long as the LaGuardia Community College Foundation receives the pledge in writing on or before December 31, 2021. Do you accept in-kind donations for this campaign? No. Will planned gifts or bequests count towards this campaign? Yes, planned gifts or bequests count towards this campaign as long as the LaGuardia Community College Foundation receives the pledge in writing on or before December 31, 2021. Will insurance policies that name the LaGuardia Community College Foundation as beneficiary be counted toward the campaign goal? Such gifts will be evaluated on an individual basis; please contact us to discuss. Are stocks accepted for this campaign? Yes; please contact Aimee Calandria at at email@example.com. Is there a limit on the amount of the donation which will count towards the $10 million goal? No. Can gift monies be directed towards a specific program or College activity? Yes, as long as it has been agreed upon by the LaGuardia Community College Foundation Board members and staff, as well as the College. What will the campaign monies be used for? Donations will transform the lives of LaGuardia students by providing scholarships, emergency funds (books, rent, food, etc.), internships, job training programs, and all means of helping students stay in school, graduate and build better lives.