On December 5, we celebrated the success of the HCC Rising campaign at the

2019 Presidential Showcase!

We were thrilled to announce the total dollar figure raised for the college through the HCC Rising campaign at our annual Presidential Showcase event on Thursday, December 5, 2019. HCC Rising: Together We Lift Our Community was the first comprehensive, college-wide fundraising campaign in HCC’s history. Dr. Ken Atwater, HCC’s President, revealed the total of $9,221,868.94, which is more than three times our original goal!

Proceeds from HCC Rising will go to fund scholarships, specifically increasing the Foundation’s Endowment. Donations will also provide program support across the college, including at the new Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Allied Health Building on HCC’s Dale Mabry campus and the healthcare services education programs that are housed within it. The Drs. Patel made the largest individual gift ever to HCC when they pledged $1M to HCC Rising in 2018.

Although HCC Rising has ended, it’s never too too late to be a part of our students’ success! Contact us to learn more.

This year’s Showcase highlighted our incredible students and dedicated, talented faculty and welcomed nearly 400 community leaders and special guests to celebrate with us. Showcase 2019  was a festive evening featuring gourmet cuisine and libations, performances by HCC students and alumni, engaging interactive displays, and a one-of-a-kind silent auction.

The proceeds from Presidential Showcases, combined with a generous match from the state of Florida, have raised more than $3 million in student scholarships over the event’s history. The event makes vital scholarships a reality for first generation college students, those who are the first in their family to attend college. You can make a donation directly to the First Generation Fund now by clicking here. 

Thanks to our generous lead sponsor for the 2019 Showcase, Suncoast Credit Union!