Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Hostos Community College Foundation Newsletter! This quarterly bulletin will share information about fundraising events, board members, individual and institutional gifts, and alumni. While there are many ways in which our supporters and friends connect with the College, each has one thing in common – a shared commitment to the dedicated students of Hostos.   
Fundraising Events
The Hostos Community College Foundation held its 13 th Annual Golf Outing Classic on September 12 th at the Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses in the Bronx. This record-breaking golf outing was the most successful to date, raising $171,000 in support of the students of Hostos.
A round of golf, cocktail reception, dinner, awards and raffle drawings for terrific prizes made this event one to remember. However, the most gratifying aspect is that proceeds are applied to proven initiatives that further student success. Thanks to the supporters of the Golf Outing Classic, more students will benefit from scholarships, emergency funds, and other vital services, enabling them to persist and earn their degrees.

Read more about this event and view photos at:
Foundation Board
The Hostos Community College Foundation
is pleased to welcome three new members to its board

Mr. Timothy G. Noble
 Managing Director, Industry Executive, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (returning member)
Mr. Rafael Toro
Director of Public Relations, Goya Foods
Mrs. Carmen Vega-Rivera Founder & CEO, Atabey Collaborative (returning member)
Individual Donor Highlights
The Madruga Family Scholarship provides support of up to $1,000 per semester to full or part-time students. The Madruga Foundation’s $50,000 gift, announced at the 2019 Golf Outing, also provides students with support towards living and accommodation expenses for an academic semester.

The Feiner Family Scholarship and Special Needs Fund at Hostos provides scholarships of up to $2,000 per semester for up to five full-time or part-time students in good standing with demonstrated financial need. The Feiners’ $40,000 gift in spring 2019 also provides students with support towards living and accommodation expenses for an academic semester.

Antone Hernton established the Mildred Hernton Award Scholarship to pay tribute to the memory of his mother, a beloved, chartering member of Hostos’ Department of Natural Sciences. Mr. Hernton’s $25,000 gift in spring 2019 provides financial aid to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and who are enrolled in the biology curriculum.
Corporate and Foundation Relations 
JPMorgan Chase & Co. approved a $45,000 grant over one year in support of the Center for Bronx Nonprofits’ Leadership Program in August. This grant serves nonprofit middle managers and executive directors, providing them with capacity building programming focused on topics such as succession planning, leadership development, evaluation and data analysis, and more.

This summer, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation approved a $120,000 grant award over three years in support of the Center for Bronx Nonprofits. Each year, $35,000 will support general operating expenses and $5,000 will be applied to professional development for the Center’s staff. 

CITGO Petroleum Corporation recently approved a $50,000 grant in support of The Academic Achievers & Scholarship Program. This grant provides a cohort of students with comprehensive supports to further their academic success so that they may persist and earn their degrees. Participants also commit to engaging in leadership and volunteer service initiatives.
Alumni Relations
The Office of Alumni Relations provides a wealth of benefits and services to Hostos graduates through the Alumni ID card. A $25 fee entitles graduates to lifetime access to resources such as the library, athletic facilities, and career services. It also provides cardholders with corporate discounts and reduced rates to events at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education certifications, and more.

To get your Alumni ID card, please contact:
Felix Sánchez
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