College fund eyes drive

By Todd Cohen

SANFORD, N.C. — The Central Carolina Community College Foundation in Sanford has a new executive director and board president, and is preparing for a capital campaign that could total about $2 million.

That campaign, which could begin in the 2004-05 school year, would raise roughly $1 million for equipment and another $1 million for endowment for scholarships.

State funding for equipment has fallen to $300,000 in the current school year from $1.2 million two years ago, says Marvin Joyner, the school’s president.

Formed in 1988, the foundation has $1,185,000 in endowments and last year raised $296,000 in private support, mainly for scholarships at the school, says Diane Glover, the foundation’s new executive director and its former administrative assistant, who succeeded Dixon Kilbourne on his retirement Aug. 1.

The foundation this year aims to raise $175,000 in its annual fund drive, up from $145,000 last year, and $21,000 in its campus fund drive, the same as last year, says Glover.

While the foundation gets most of its contributions from local industries and organizations, Glover says she hopes to focus more attention on raising money from alumni and other individuals.

The foundation’s board also elected Avron Upchurch, the school’s retired executive vice president and chief academic officer, as its president, and Tom Joyner, retired manager of general accounting at Coty U.S., as president-elect and vice president of resource development.

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