Dear CCV Donors and Friends,

While there are many reasons to be grateful 2021 is behind us, there is also real cause for celebration. One silver lining from the past year is the unprecedented level of investment in college affordability in Vermont. Public and private funding initiatives have given thousands of Vermonters the opportunity to attend CCV for free or at very little cost.

When asked, our students repeatedly tell us they feel college would not be affordable without financial support. Prices can deter so many, but the perception of affordability provides students with the hope and confidence to walk through our doors and change their lives forever.

As we express our gratitude to the many donors who support CCV and our students, we recognize the role philanthropy plays in ‘Vermonters helping Vermonters go to college.’ In this report, we celebrate donors who have funded scholarships and grants that make CCV more affordable to our students.

The impact of philanthropy extends beyond helping to cover a student’s tuition bill. The success of a 2020 scholarship program paved the way for increased state support in 2021 by demonstrating that when the financial barrier is removed, Vermonters continue their education. Providing greater access to college and career training is a win-win for Vermont, helping to strengthen our economy, solve persistent workforce challenges, and enable students to seek a brighter future.

As we look to the year ahead, with all of its uncertainty – and potential – we are inspired by your support. We are proud to be working alongside donors like you.

For more information on our programs and partnerships, please contact:
Aimee Stephenson
Director of Resource Development
Community College of Vermont
1 Abenaki Way
Winooski, VT 05404

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