"They are making a real difference for HCC and our students.”— Stephen C. Shear, Past Executive Director - '23
HCC Community Partners Make a Difference.
Suncoast Credit Union founded the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, a non-profit organization, in 1990, and the credit union has been a solid supporter of HCC almost since the foundation’s inception. The Foundation is a vehicle for Suncoast to support the communities they serve and help the people who live on the west coast of Florida. Since 1990, the SCU Foundation has raised and donated over $25 million to help provide a better future for the children of our community.
The Hillsborough Community College Foundation and the students we serve are major beneficiaries of the generosity of the SCU Foundation. Besides making significant annual financial contributions, Suncoast has maintained a seat on our governance board and allows various members of their staff team to participate in advisory committees. In 2019, Suncoast took their commitment even further, becoming the first sponsor of one of our campus food pantries. Thanks to their support, the Brandon pantry opened on October 2, 2019.
Past Executive Director of the HCC Foundation, Stephen Shear, said of Suncoast, “Suncoast is one of our closest partners and has been a tremendous part of our success. From their scholarship and endowment funds, to their support of our 50th anniversary campaign HCC Rising, to the guidance and support their employees give to the Foundation and our students, they are making a real difference at HCC.”