The HCC Foundation seeks to meet growing demand for HCC’s curriculum and programs as well as continuing our proud tradition of changing lives by inviting the entire community to participate in HCC Rising: Together We Lift Our Community. HCC Rising is our funding campaign in honor of the College’s five decades of innovation and inspiration.

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the Patel family made a historic announcement, committing a million dollar gift to HCC and the HCC Foundation. Click on the video above or click here to learn more. Click here to read the Tampa Bay Times article about the announcement and HCC’s enduring impact.

Donors can support any of the College’s exciting programs as part of this campaign, from our entrepreneurship programs to FUSE program scholarships to support of workforce programs like welding, diesel mechanics, law enforcement, firefighting, and EMT. The HCC Rising campaign’s main priorities are offering naming rights in our new healthcare programs building and garnering donations to significantly increase our endowment fund.

HCC serves more than 47,000 students annually, and is the seventh largest in the state in student population. HCC has an annual economic impact of more than $1.3B. And since 84% of our alumni remain in the Tampa Bay area, HCC and its diverse alumni create the foundation of our community and enhance the character of our cities. A gift to HCC Rising is a gift that will make a difference to Tampa Bay each year for HCC’s next 50 years.

Contact Lee Lowry at or at (813) 253-7671 for more information about HCC Rising.