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Make a Gift….Change Lives! 

Thanks to the generosity of individual friends, corporations, businesses and foundations, the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation opens doors to new possibilities by providing:

  • Scholarship support for hard-working students, who demonstrate academic excellence and/or financial need   

  • Emergency funds to defray the cost of textbooks and other necessities not funded by the County or State   

  • Financial support for rigorous academic programs that foster intellectual curiosity and promote critical thinking  

  • Service learning opportunities that promote social responsibility and civic engagement   

  • Grants for faculty projects and student enrichment projects   

  • Cultural programs that expand horizons, and   

  • Capital support for the Ray Bateman Center for Student Life and Leadership   

The RVCC Foundation invites you to join our growing circle of donors, and explore the many ways you can partner with us.

Your tax-deductible gift is an investment in our students’ future and in the future and well-being of our communities.

Support the RVCC Foundation

 Click here to make a secure on-line gift 


 RVCC Alumni Association

RVCC to Raffle Trip for Scholarship Fund 

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Hillsborough resident wins RVCC Foundation raffle

Hillsborough resident Melinda Ciattarelli is the winner of a raffle sponsored by the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Foundation. The prize enables her to choose from four different trips: Paris for two; Kauai, Hawaii for two; San Francisco and Sonoma for two; or a trip to Orlando for four. The fundraising initiative raised $30,000 for scholarships for RVCC students. The raffle drawing was held March 31 at the college's Branchburg Campus.

Winners of the other prizes include: Ellen Mushinski of Mount Holly, second prize, Weekend Overnight Stay at New York City's Michelangelo Hotel; Joanne Travaglini of Bedminster, third prize, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4; and Mike Mervin of Lyndhurst, fourth prize, a Professional Series Inkjet Color Printer.

As the fundraising arm of Raritan Valley Community College, the RVCC Foundation engages individuals, local businesses, corporations, and other foundations in philanthropic activities to help ensure the college continues to provide high quality education at an affordable cost. It also supports the College's standing as a premier academic institution and a source of culture and continuing education in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.



Did you know that for every Amazon.com purchase you make, Amazon will donate .5% to the school of your choice at no cost to you? All you have to do is sign up for Amazon Smile! Visit  smile.amazon.com and select the Raritan Valley Community College Foundation as your beneficiary. Then every time you shop, you'll be supporting the RVCC Foundation, which awarded over $240,000 in scholarships to RVCC students last year. For more information about the RVCC Foundation, or for any questions about Amazon Smile, please contact scostell@raritanval.edu



Featured Event:

Edie Lutnick


Please join us for a panel discussion with Edie Lutnick and an distinguished group of 9/11 leaders who have influenced everything they encountered from healing, to charitable giving, to public policy, and hear firsthand how they helped to shape what you see today as the September 11th Memorial and Museum. Panelists include Anthony Gardner, Patricia Reilly, Charles Wolf, Diane Horning, Bill Keegan and Juliet McIntyre. They are a mix of 9/11 survivors, first-responders and family members who advocate on behalf of those who lost their lives that day.

For Lutnick and the panelists, their personal losses and experiences not only changed their lives, but also the course of history and how the story of 9/11 and its aftermath would be told.  They have influences everything they have encountered – from personal and public healing, to charitable giving, to public policy – and attendees will hear firsthand how these extraordinary leaders helped to shape the September 11th Memorial and Museum.

Following the panel discussion, Edie will sign her book, with proceeds of the book sale benefitting The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and the RVCC’s Victims of the World Trade Center Scholarship Fund.

Presented by the RVCC Foundation, this program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged.

Contact Sarah Costello – scostell@raritanval.edu or 908-526-1200 x 8411 to make reservations and learn about sponsorship opportunities.





RVCC Foundation Golf Classic Raises over $141,000

The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Foundation raised over $141,000 at its 11th Annual Golf Classic, held August 4 at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater.     

The annual Golf Classic is the RVCC Foundation’s largest fundraising event. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and community partners, this year’s Golf Classic exceeded its revenue goal and raised a record amount for the event. Net proceeds raised from the golf outing and the live and silent auction will support scholarships, science and technology programs, the College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, enrichment grants for students, and professional development grants for faculty. Since its inception, the golf event has raised more than $1 million to support student scholarships and educational programs at the College. 

U.S. Security Associates provided major funding as the Title Sponsor for the event, and Dancker, Sellew & Douglas sponsored the dinner. Other key sponsors for the 2014 Golf Classic include PSEG; DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis, Lehrer & Flaum, P.C.; New Jersey Risk Managers & Consultants; Automated Logic; Bohler Engineering; Chubb & Son; Concord Engineering; Greco, Nader & Associates; Gilbane Building Co.; Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation; Instrument Sciences & Technologies; Northeast Energy Systems; The Provident Bank Foundation; Preferred Client Group; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset; and WithumSmith+Brown. Hole-in-one sponsors were Sherman & Sons Jewelers; Flemington Furs; and Williams Harley-Davidson.

This year, 124 enthusiastic golfers from many local businesses participated. Following the scramble, the golfers finished off the day with a buffet dinner, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and a live auction featuring well-known auctioneer Harrie Copland.

RVCC President Michael J. McDonough spoke of the important role that Raritan Valley Community College plays in the life of the larger community, and RVCC students Chris Russo and Melanye Nunez shared their life stories and described how scholarships have helped them achieve their educational goals at the College and beyond.

Throughout the year, the RVCC Foundation engages individuals, local businesses, corporations, and other foundations in philanthropic activities to assist the College. These efforts support RVCC as a premier academic institution and one of the most important sources of culture and continuing education in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

For more information about the RVCC Foundation or to make a gift, contact Foundation Executive Director Ronnie Weyl at rweyl@aritanval.edu.





Raritan Valley Community College Foundation
P.O. Box 3300, Somerville, NJ 08876-1265
Ronnie Weyl, Director: 908-526-1200 x8349 
Sarah Costello, Fundraising Research Associate: 908-526-1200 x8411 
Janet Dunne, Administrative Assistant: 908-526-1200 x8246


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