PGCC Foundation: #GivingTuesday is Over but Spirit of Giving Continues

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Article by: Tabresha B. Langham

For Immediate Release

PGCC Foundation: #GivingTuesday is Over but Spirit of Giving Continues

LARGO, Md. (Dec. 4, 2018) – Giving Tuesday has become an internet phenomenon over the past seven years. The Tuesday – which follows Thanksgiving Day every year -- allows organizations to garner support from jolly consumers and businesses filled with holiday cheer and a spirit of giving.

This #GivingTuesday, Prince George’s Community College rallied its social media community for a #GivingTuesday challenge. In celebration of the 60th anniversary, the college announced six goals that encouraged donations from six categories: employees, new donors, friends, corporations, alumni, and retirees.

“We are thrilled by those who joined us for this year’s #GivingTuesday ‘Let’s Score 60 for the 60th’ campaign,” said Brenda Mitchell, executive director of the Office of Institutional Advancement. “This was a great way to bring the community together and kick off the holiday giving season. All are encouraged to continue to give as the year winds down.”

Donors were able to “Take a Seat” and purchase a commemorative plate for a seat in the newly renovated Center for Performing Arts, or create a “Pathway to Success” by purchasing a commemorative brick that will pave the courtyards of the Center for Performing Arts and Lanham Hall. Individuals were also able to give to the college’s “Owl Give” annual campaign.  

The past 60 years are evidence that monetary support is vital to creating and sustaining a high-quality educational environment. Because of donor support, the college has expanded to serve students in more parts of the county, provide real life, hands-on training, and ensure that students can complete their degree in less time and with lower costs.

To support PGCC and help #ScoreSix4Sixty, visit the PGCC Foundation page to make a donation.

About Prince George’s Community College
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2015-2020), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s County.
 Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college website at Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.