Enhancing the mission of the college and helping students succeed
The Black Hawk College East Foundation helps facilitate the growth and development of the East Campus. Whether working with students to provide scholarship support, helping donors fulfill their philanthropic goals and support of the college, or providing funds for program development or facilities enhancement, we are committed to securing resources in the interest of education.
Established in 1968, our first project raised funds to identify and purchase land for the establishment of a permanent campus and to establish a library. In the years after the campus was established, the foundation has provided support for the campus that includes scholarships, building projects, student apartments, equipment and numerous special projects.
The Black Hawk College East Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of business partners, college staff and other regional professionals. Board members provide oversight and direction to enhance our mission, objectives and service we provide to the entire region.
We continue to be inspired by the incredible achievements we are making at Black Hawk College. Thanks to the support of our generous East Foundation donors and our dedicated faculty and staff, we are breaking barriers and transforming lives. Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us fulfill our mission.
Explore our accomplishments over the past year,
download our 2022-23 Annual Newsletter & Report (PDF).
Learn more about the history of Black Hawk College.
The Black Hawk College East Foundation...
For the 2022-23 academic year we awared $105,000 scholarship funds to 87 East Campus students through 114 scholarships.
Owns and operates a 24-unit apartment building with a capacity for 83 residents immediately adjacent to the campus exclusively for East Campus students.
Owns approximately 65 acres immediately adjacent to the East Campus and provides 50 of these acres for use by the College as an agronomy lab for a nominal fee.
Serves as co-trustee and future beneficiary of two trusts comprised of a total of approximately 160 acres in Stark County.
Serves as co-trustee and beneficiary of a trust established in 2008 and comprised of approximately 80 acres immediately adjacent to the East Campus.
We Create Awareness Through...
Annual scholarship banquet honoring benefactors of scholarships and recognizing student recipients of scholarships.
Wall of Fame recognition reception honoring those who have supported the Foundation and the community
Various BHC events, outings and other community-oriented activities.
Our Fundraising Activities Include...
Annual campaign within the community,
Annual employee campaign,
Major campaigns as appropriate,
Planned giving initiatives.
We administer scholarships based on a variety of factors, including merit and financial need. Scholarships are designated for various courses of study and other criteria.
In addition, we facilitate the opportunity for alumni and friends to make an investment in students as they prepare to be tomorrow's leaders and impact our community. Private gifts from alumni, friends, parents, corporations and foundations supplement the needs of Black Hawk College and enhance the overall excellence of the East Campus.
Your Regional Partner
The entire region benefits through Black Hawk College's impact on local economic development; business and industry are strengthened through our workforce development programs; and individuals grow through our focus on personal growth and advancement. Contact us to learn more.
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