FTCC Foundation, Inc.

Investing in Futures

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Foundation Events

Crowd Seated at Dinner

In an effort to raise funds to support scholarships, book funds, and academic programs for FTCC students, FTCC Foundation, Inc. hosts several events throughout the year.
Staff, faculty, students, alumni, and friends are all welcome to attend!

Campus Fund Drive

Computer Technology

The Campus Fund Drive supports student scholarships, book, emergency, and departmental funds. In 2016, 104 faculty and staff members gave $16,463 to the CFD campaign. The 2017 goal is to raise $20,000 with 100% participation. We are confident that FTCC’s, 1374 generous faculty and staff members will reach the goal. Please join us to kick-off the Campus Fund Drive on Monday September 18, 2017.

Chair's Gala

Gala Table Setting

Join us at the annual Chair’s Gala on October 20th, 2017, to support student scholarships, book, and emergency funds. Last year, donor support permitted the Foundation to award nearly $200,000 in scholarships.

What: Chair’s Gala includes catered dinner, sponsored beverages, and Entertainment provided by The Soul Psychedelique
When: October 20, 2017
Time: 6PM – 9PM
Where: Tony Rand Student Center, Multipurpose Room
Honorees: Mr. Charlie Harrell, FTCC Trustee
Ms. Sharlene Williams, FTCC Foundation Mr. Dick Fox, FTCC Foundation Tickets: $100 per person

Sponsorship packages are available
(It may be necessary to save this form to your computer to access the electronic fill-in option)

Donor Appreciation Luncheon

Scholarship Recipients
Each spring, FTCC Foundation hosts a Donor Appreciation Luncheon to recognize our scholarship donors for their generosity and our scholarship recipients for their achievements.

Scholarship Silent Auction Dinner

Silent Auction DinnerHeld in conjunction with the annual FTCC Golf Tournament, the Dinner & Auction raises funds to support scholarships, books, and academic programs for FTCC students. The dinner features a Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction.

Scholarship Golf Tournament

GolfersThe annual FTCC Foundation Golf Tournament is held each spring to support scholarships, book funds, and academic programs for FTCC students. Teams of 4 and individuals are welcome.

Graduate with Diploma

Investing in Futures

In addition to annual fundraising events, Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation, Inc. offers several ways in which interested donors can contribute to helping students pursue an education and achieve their goals. Each gift helps FTCC fulfill its mission and provide direct and indirect resources to enhance student success. Together, we help our peers, students, and community to achieve more.

Giving Opportunities Include

– Campus Fund Drive
– Endowed Scholarships
– Restricted Scholarships
– Departmental & Club Funds
– Annual Fund (Unrestricted)

FTCC Foundation, Inc. administers 120 scholarship funds created with contributions from generous donors. We also manage 68 endowed funds, 69 restricted funds, and 29 department funds and college organizations.

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Board Chair's Message


On behalf of the Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation, thank you for your continuing support of FTCC and its core mission and purpose. Established in 1985, the Foundation is proud of over 30 years of supporting the advancement of FTCC and its students through things such as scholarships, tuition assistance, support for College programs, capital improvements, and various other funding for the benefit of the college and its students. This support is even more important today in the wake of reduced state funding, more limited financial aid for the students and the increasing burden of student loans.

FTCC is one of our community’s greatest resources in educating and training our community’s next generation workforce through innovative and cutting edge programs. Some of the new and exciting programs that FTCC offers include the I-CAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) program, partnership programs with our military, state of the art culinary program, business administration and continuing education programs, practical training for paralegals, nursing, dental hygienists, funeral services and many more.

Of course the Foundation’s work and support of these programs would not be possible without the backing of our community, local businesses, faculty, students, alumni and individual donors. If you are interested in investing in the future workforce of our community and FTCC student graduates, please consider joining the Foundation today and supporting our mission.


Janene Aul
FTCC Foundation
Board Chairwoman 2016-2017



Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation, in conjunction with the Financial Aid Office, awards scholarships to current and incoming students. Scholarships are available based on financial need, major, or academic performance.

Applications are available each spring semester, January – April, and are awarded during the following academic year.

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Thomas McLean Ambassadors

The Tom McLean Ambassador Program is an honorary group of students selected to represent Fayetteville Technical Community College. Each FTCC Ambassador commits to one full year of service to FTCC, participating in events as needed, and receives a scholarship as recognition for their service.

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FTCC Foundation, Inc.

Ways to Contribute

Monetary contributions can be made online, or mailed to:

FTCC Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 35236
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303

Contact the Foundation for Gift-in-Kind opportunities.

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