“My goal is to become a neonatal nurse practitioner and work to help save infants’ lives and provide exceptional care.”

— Morgan, HCC nursing student, scholarship recipient

Higher Education Builds Better Communities.

When you give to the HCC Foundation, you give to your community. Whether your gift funds student scholarships, strengthens programs, enhances facilities or addresses other needs—every dollar donated to the HCC Foundation is a commitment to a better future for the citizens of Tampa Bay.

On average, community college students earn significantly more over their lifetimes than individuals who do not go to community college. Many studies have shown higher earnings for community college awards (Belfield & Bailey, 2011).

Based on large-scale studies from six states, the average student who completes an associate degree at a community college will earn $5,400 more each working year than a student who drops out of community college. This estimate adjusts for factors such as the subject studied, college attended, and college GPA (Bailey & Belfield, 2015).

Community colleges build better communities by creating students who contribute. Contact the Foundation to learn more.

HCC Fuels the Local Economy.

Moving into our sixth decade, HCC plays an essential role in the success of our community. We build an educated, diverse and upwardly mobile workforce essential to attracting and retaining business here in the Tampa Bay area. We collaborate with industry leaders and community partners, developing curricula and programs that directly serve labor market needs.

One of the examples of filling the need comes with our new Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel Allied Health building, which officially opened in September 2019. This over-60,000 square foot learning space houses primary care and diagnostic allied health programs on our Dale Mabry campus, providing space for instruction and hands-on learning using the latest technological advances employed in the health care fields. And not only will our graduates from Allied Health programs be the finest caregivers in our community, they will contribute significant financial resources to our economy during their careers. More than 85% of our graduates stay in the Tampa Bay area, and since 2000, those graduates have earned nearly $1.4 billion.

Learn more about our financial impact by contacting the Foundation.