ACC is for everyone. The ACC Foundation supports the college and raises funds to ensure all members of our community have the opportunity to achieve their dreams. Through partnerships and the generosity of donors, the Foundation provides scholarships, training equipment and student support. Additionally, the foundation manages a growing student emergency fund.
By assisting students with the financial challenges of college and life, we are able to increase student success.
Each year, thousands of people in Central Texas seek to improve their lives through education. Most ACC students are part-time, working and caring for their families while trying to get ahead. Studies find that by reducing financial barriers to higher education, we not only help individuals succeed, we expand the pipeline of skilled workers into the workforce, and build strong communities.
"After I graduate from this animation program, I plan on taking classes for an illustration certificate to satisfy childhood dreams to become a graphic novelist. With this scholarship, I am one step closer to manifesting that dream into reality."
Major: 2D Animation
"I’m very much interested in the field of health and medicine, I have always wanted to become a doctor and work for the betterment of health and the medical system in our country. I am very much thankful to the Donor of this scholarship for supporting and helping me get towards my goal through this award."
"I am very grateful for this scholarship, it’s helping me to achieve my goals by having money for gas, books, school supplies, food, and class registration fees."
Major: General Studies
"I would like to use this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your generosity. I really appreciate the scholarship that has been granted to me. This would help me pay for my books and tuition and I will always remain grateful. Once again, thank you very much!"
"I went back to school to show my girls that while life doesn’t always go in a straight path they can always change things for the better for themselves."
Major: Business Administration
I am greatly honored to serve as the Chair of the Austin Community College Foundation. Coming from the corporate world, I know that without a trained workforce, our region cannot continue to grow and thrive. I served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors many years ago then moved overseas to continue my work with IBM. When I returned in 2013, I knew I wanted to join the Foundation board again, because I strongly believe in the work that it does— supporting Austin Community College to make higher education accessible to everyone in Central Texas.
Over the years, the ACC Foundation has raised over $21M for scholarships and program support for the college. Today, with an endowment at $9.2M we are serving hundreds of students each year. I am proud to work with such a dedicated Board of Directors who volunteer their time to make college a reality for so many. We could not have done this without the substantial support of our many donors. It is their continued commitment to the Foundation and the work of the college that has made such a lasting impact.
ACC Foundation, Board Chair (Past)