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Summit Foundation Helps Union Students Graduate with Generous Donation

CRANFORD – The Union County College Foundation recently received a generous donation of $9,500 from the Summit Foundation to support the Foundation’s Operation Graduation Fund. This campaign is the Foundation’s oldest student success campaign and was created in 2015 to financially support the College’s first-ever strategic initiative to raise graduation rates each year. This is the second time the Summit Foundation has contributed to the fund and supported the Foundation’s mission of accelerating the pace of student success.

Since the start of the campaign six years ago, the College’s graduation rates have continued to climb, now exceeding both the state and national average for community colleges. The Operation Graduation team works with faculty and staff to identify students who may need extra support, both academically and financially, to graduate on time.

“The Union County College Foundation is thankful for the financial support provided by the Summit Foundation. Their investment in the Operation Graduation campaign will help more students complete their degrees in the upcoming academic year,” stated Union County College Executive Director Doug Rouse.

The Summit Foundation’s mission is to foster philanthropy by identifying local needs and offering donors flexible ways to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors. The funds they distribute support valuable and life-enhancing work of nonprofit agencies in Summit and nearby communities.

If you are interested in providing financial assistance to a fund with the Union County College Foundation, or would like to learn more about how you can establish a scholarship for Union students, please call (908) 709-7505, email foundation@ucc.edu or visit the Foundation’s website at www.uccfoundation.org.