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Release date: 07-31-2012



KVCC Foundation awarded childcare, tuition-waiver, and equipment grants


Fairfield, METhe Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) Foundation has been awarded three grants that will directly benefit programs and students at the College.


The grants include:


▪ $20,000 from the Davis Family Foundation to support students whose children are attending Educare Central Maine in Waterville. The money will be used to subsidize childcare expenses for approximately 20 low-income students.


▪ $5,000 from the Plum Creek Foundation to purchase equipment for KVCC’s new Energy Services and Technology Program, a two-year associate degree program which will begin classes in the fall of 2012.


▪ $3,000 from the Oak Grove School Foundation to support dual enrolled high school students. The money will be used to fund College fees and textbook expenses for approximately 30 low-income students who are enrolled in classes at KVCC.


The KVCC Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing area citizens with an accessible and affordable quality education. “Each of these grant awards will ensure that students are able to access and persist in reaching their professional and educational goals,” said Michelle Webb, Executive Director of the KVCC Foundation.


“The Foundation is grateful for these grants and proud to have played a role in earning them from these prestigious organizations”, said Jack Sutton, KVCC Foundation Chair.


To learn more about any of these grants contact Michelle Webb at or call (207)453-5020.


To learn more about the Energy Services and Technology program at KVCC go to


The Davis Family Foundation is a public charitable foundation established by Phyllis C. Davis and H. Halsey Davis of Falmouth, Maine, to support educational, medical and cultural/arts organizations located primarily in Maine. The Foundation was established following Mr. Davis's retirement as President and Chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.


The Plum Creek Foundation supports organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities where Plum Creek operates and where its employees live and work. Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations throughout Plum Creek’s operating area.


The Oak Grove School Foundation supports the educational and cultural needs of secondary students and non-profit organizations in the greater Central Maine area.


Kennebec Valley Community College is one of seven community colleges in Maine. KVCC prepares full-time and part-time students to enter the job market, to transfer to colleges and universities, and to achieve their professional and personal goals.  Programs and services support the economic growth of the community in response to changing needs.


In 2011 and again in 2012, KVCC was named one of the top community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute, placing in the top 10 percent of two-year colleges based on student success rates.


To learn more about KVCC, go to





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