To Our College Community:
Just two weeks ago, I sent an email to the college community regarding the devastation in Texas and Florida because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Recovery is ongoing and many continue to be without electricity and basic needs.
Today, our thoughts and prayers also go out to the people of Puerto Rico and Mexico because of the devastation due to the recent natural disasters.
The New York Times reported that “five days after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, bisecting the entire island, the U.S. territory is in the grips of a serious, life-threatening crisis, with humanitarian aid getting in far more slowly than is needed. The island is running short on food, fuel, and access to clean water and there’s limited communications, which means some communities have received no information about the rescue efforts underway. Among the greatest threats is the continuing lack of power throughout much of the island, after nearly the entire power grid was knocked offline during the storm (about 80 percent of the transmission infrastructure was destroyed)”.
To Our College Community:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to our colleagues, friends and families who have been impacted by hurricanes in both Texas and Florida. Many have suffered heartbreaking losses. It will take quite some time for many communities to rebuild as they are still assessing the horrific devastation. Many families and students are now homeless, and many are unable to continue to go to college at this time.
There are a number of organizations that are helping people through this difficult time such as The American Red Cross. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation Continue reading
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 29, is a BIG day…It’s GivingTuesday. A global day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity around the world! Tomorrow, Atlantic Cape joins this international movement with #GivingOpporTuesday and we want you to be part of this exciting effort! Check it out at atlantic.edu/foundation.
Our goal is to create a scholarship fund of $50,000 in celebration of the Atlantic Cape’s 50th Anniversary. We can reach our goal if you and 1,999 other people donate $25 each. That’s all we need is $25 from 2,000 donors to reach $50,000 for Atlantic Cape students. I believe, and I hope you agree, that providing more opportunity to our students is a fantastic way to celebrate the college’s 50 years of service. When you give, brag about your generosity on your social media networks and ask your friends, family and colleagues to join you. Continue reading
The Cape May County Campus is hosting a Career Fashion Show on Nov. 9.
Donations of gently used business attire are being collected for a “A Dress for Success” clothing rack, and are needed by Wednesday, Nov. 2.
For more information or questions on clothing donations, contact Tammy DeFranco at ext. 8113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From left, Heather Cripps, operations manager of Crest Wealth Management Operations; Tod Shoffler, vice president and wealth advisor of Crest Wealth Management; Dr. Peter Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College; and Jay Ford, president and CEO of Crest Savings Bank.
Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, accepted a $2,500 check from Crest Wealth Management on behalf of The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, Sept. 23, in Wildwood. The check is for an Honors Sponsorship in support of the Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships Golf Tournament Oct. 7 at the Cape May National Golf Club. Through the sponsorship, Crest Wealth Management will not only support the tournament directly, but will also fund a $500 scholarship for Atlantic Cape students.
Crest Wealth Management and Crest Savings Bank are generous, long-time supporters of Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation and its mission to assist the college and students from local communities. Continue reading
Louis Altobelli, owner of Rio Auto Body, presents a check for $2,500 to Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College.
The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation received a $2,500 donation from Lou Altobelli, owner of Rio Auto Body of Rio Grande, recently. This was the fourth installment of a $12,500 pledge to Create Opportunity—The Capital & Scholarship Campaign for Atlantic Cape.
The Rio Auto Body Scholarship is presented annually to a second-year Cape May County resident with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is a full-time business major with financial need. Continue reading
Submitted by Linda Palmer
Students at Worthington Atlantic City Campus Prepare Easter Baskets for Donation
Cross-Cultural Club students in Atlantic City with their completed baskets for donation.
On March 22, more than 20 members of the Cross-Cultural Club prepared a donation of 40 Easter baskets for the children of homeless families. The baskets were delivered the same day to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, who will give the baskets to the children. The baskets, candies, coloring books and small toys were bought by the club, and members worked assembly-line fashion to complete the charitable project.