a Quality Education is a Fundamental Right

The Gateway Community College Foundation raises and manages private funds on behalf of Gateway Community College. We provide scholarships, professional development grants, equipment, and program support that ensure success for all Gateway students, faculty and staff.


A Message from the Foundation Board Chair – Helene A. Augustine

Words cannot express how honored I am to chair the Gateway Community College Foundation Board of Directors. I have been a GCCF Board member since 2012. I always marveled at my fellow Board members’ commitment to the educational mission of Gateway Community College and their remarkable efforts to support students, faculty, and staff. As Board Chair, I pledge that we will continue those efforts in 2022 and beyond.

2020 brought unprecedented challenges and changes and deeply affected the Gateway Community College “family” especially our students. I am so proud of the way the GCC Foundation doubled and redoubled efforts to support Gateway students determined to transform their lives through education. We will do everything within our power to advance equity, diversity, and educational excellence; bring opportunity within reach for everyone; and help build the skilled workforce tomorrow’s world will need. With the help of our caring donors and community, I know the Gateway Community College Foundation will continue to help Gateway students achieve their dreams of a brighter future.

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Helene A. Augustine, Board Chair
Gateway Community College Foundation

Student Stories

Sam Osei

When Sam Osei ’06 came to the United States from Ghana to visit his sister, little did he realize he was embarking on…

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Bethany Watkins

Bethany Watkins knows firsthand how getting a scholarship can help make someone’s educational dreams come true. That’s how it happened for her…

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Cesar Rivaben

Looking back, even Cesar Rivaben ’14 is a little astonished at how far he has come in such a short period of…

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Edwin Martinez

Growing up in the Bronx, Edwin Martinez ’01 loved nothing better than tagging along with his uncle, a superintendent, on repair jobs.…

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Each donation reflects an investment in the future. The community college education a student receives at Gateway – whether an associate degree or certificate program - contributes to achievement and success. We are grateful for our donors’ generosity, which helps assure a sturdy financial foundation as our students strive to excel.


Scholarships help pay for tuition and fees, and some also cover books and other costs of students to begin, resume or continue their education. Last year, the Foundation awarded more than $113,446 in scholarships for a total of 167 scholarships. 

News & Newsletters

Kick Off Holidays by Supporting GCC Foundation On Giving Tuesday

(November 2022) The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday, an annual observance that encourages you to give back – online.…

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2022-2023 Scholarships Awarded

13th Annual Donor/Scholar Recognition connects students and scholarship donors (November 2022) The Gateway Community College Foundation awarded 130 scholarships and…

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Working Together – Winter 2021, Issue 8

View Working Together – Winter 2021, Issue 8

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Working Together – August 2020, Issue 7

View Working Together – August 2020, Issue 7

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