Kennebec Valley Community Foundation: Supporting the Path to Success

Kennebec Valley Community College Foundation


Supporting the Path to Success


Did you know?

Over 75% of KVCC students demonstrate financial need and are heavily burdened by the cost of traveling to campus and clinical sites, purchasing books, tools, and supplies, and financing tuition.

Last year, as a result of many generous gifts, the KVCC Foundation awarded $153,000 in scholarship funds to reduce the financial burden of college enrollment for over 253 financially needy students.

210 students represents only 17.8% of last year’s 1,938 unique degree seeking students. Read more



The Kennebec Valley Community College Foundation was established in 1991 for the purpose of providing support for the College and the students served, with particular emphasis on generating scholarship funds to support low-income students.

The mission of the Kennebec Valley Community College Foundation is to provide area citizens with an accessible and affordable quality education.


Ways to Support Students 

Making a charitable gift to Kennebec Valley Community College is an important and very personal decision. The satisfaction of giving comes in knowing that an investment is being made in the lives of students who benefit each day from KVCC’s excellent educational opportunities. Each giving opportunity provides a lasting benefit in helping students realize their career and educational dreams and in strengthening our region’s workforce and community. Read more

 KVCC: Building a Name


Why Scholarships?

Although more than 76% of KVCC students received some financial aid, the total amount of student unmet financial need is a huge burden. Students often struggle to fill the gap between financial aid awards and the cost of college. Read more



Jack T. Sutton

KVCC Foundation Past Chair, Jack Sutton Recognized in Augusta

The KVCC Foundation is pleased to share in the recognition of Jack Sutton, Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) 2014 Volunteer of the Year. Jack has been instrumental to the success of KVCC Foundation’s scholarship and academic programing fundraising for many years.

Along with Senator Susan Collins, “Maine Better Transportation Champion,” and 3 other leaders in transportation, Jack was recognized at an October 2014 MBTA ceremony held in Augusta. Sutton was honored in part for his enthusiasm to preserve and advance rail transportation for both business cargo and passenger use. “Transportation and in particular rail transportation, is important to every business in Maine.” Read more


Building a Name

Over the years Kennebec Valley Community College has sought ways to both thank and commemorate the generosity and commitment of some of its most ardent supporters. One way of showing its gratitude has take the form of dedications. Most of the Fairfield campus facilities have been named with this approach in mind. Read more



Scholarship Application and Information for Scholarship Recipients

The Kennebec Valley Community College Foundation manages more than 36 scholarship funds and awards more than 125 scholarships to students each year. Each scholarship was founded by generous supporters who value the high quality education available at KVCC. Through donor generosity, student scholarships help to reduce the financial burden of attending college, allowing recipients to better focus on academic and career goals. Read more


Student Scholarship Thank You Letter Requirements


Thank you letter instructions


Consent to Release Form


Please return your personalized, proofread, and signed scholarship thank you letters and Consent Forms to:

KVCC Foundation 92 Western Ave Fairfield ME 04937

or deliver to KVCC Carter Hall Room 306.


You can help KVCC students achieve their dreams by

investing in their future!


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Kennebec Valley Community College Foundation Student Video



2014 Foundation Board Chair, Kathy Corey Commencement 2014 

The KVCC Foundation Board of Trustees 

is comprised of 20 members; each devoted to supporting the academic, technological, and scholarship needs required to sustain access to high quality and affordable technical, degree, and transfer education.

The KVCC Foundation’s goal is simple: to provide opportunities for all students to attend KVCC's high quality programs fully prepared and ready to learn. Read more


The KVCC Foundation 9th Annual

Jazz Gala was held on

March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015 KVCC Foundation Jazz Gala on Bourbon Street

The KVCC Foundation Jazz Gala unites business and community members to celebrate and support KVCC's tremendous students. Held at KVCC's Carter Hall in Fairfield, the March 2015 event will feature multiple, locally-prepared food stations, musical entertainment, and an exciting array of live and silent auction items.

Trust us, you’ll want to be there next year! read more



Save the Date!

The 10th Anniversary KVCC Foundation Jazz Gala will be held on

Friday March 18, 2016.



Kindness Matters!

The impact of giving kindness is both personal and far reaching; every act of kindness strengthens our community.

In whatever way you choose to embrace the KVCC Foundation's commitment to inspiring dreams and changing lives, know that each act of kindness makes a difference!

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KVCC Foundation Golf Tournament

The 2015 KVCC Foundation Swinging for Scholarships


The 20th Annual Golf Tournament

was held on Monday, July 20, 2015


With your help we raised over $16,000 in scholarship funds!


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Online Giving: Your support will open the doors to education!

KVCC Foundation Online Giving

Use our secure online giving link to make a gift of support by credit card or electronic check.






Your support will make a difference! “The thought of becoming a nurse has become a passion for me, and has been the driving force to accomplish what I have thus far.  This endeavor has not come without a price...Once again, my prayers have been answered and my load lightened. I will be able to concentrate on my education, thanks to the Harold D. “Mickey” Marden Memorial Scholarship. I now have the opportunity to do something I never would have dreamed possible, to someday make a difference in someone’s life.”

Valerie Chadwick, Nursing



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KVCC Foundation Golf Tournament


July 20, 2015


10:30 am Registration and light BBQ


12:00 Noon Shotgun Start


Waterville Country Club, Oakland




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