25 x 25 Giving Campaign

Help the Austin Community College District (ACC) Foundation celebrate ACC’s 50th anniversary with our 25×25 giving campaign to fund scholarships for ACC students. The Foundation has already awarded more than $14 million in scholarships, and there’s more work to do.

 

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How You Can Help

Austin Community College District and the ACC Foundation host a special reception honoring NXP in appreciation of its generous donation to the college, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the Highland Campus. This gift will support the creation of both the new NXP Advanced Manufacturing Lab at ACC and an endowed scholarship for students enrolled in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology programs at ACC.

Create a Scholarship

Establish an annual, endowed, or memorial scholarship that can be awarded to deserving students.

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ACC students study the environment outside during a class session

Support a Program

Use your donation to enhance college programs that are not fully funded by the state Legislature.

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Nursing Classroom

Name a Facility

Give your company greater visibility in the community by naming a facility. Families and individuals can also be part of the great things happening here at ACC by naming a classroom or facility.

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Or you can Give to the General Fund. Donate as an individual or make a corporate gift to support ACC and its students.

ACC Career Scholars Orientation event on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the Highland Campus.

Why Give to ACC Foundation

Each year, thousands of people in Central Texas seek to improve their lives through education. Most ACC students attend college part-time while still working and caring for their families. Studies find that by reducing financial barriers to higher education, we not only help individuals succeed, we expand the pipeline of skilled workers into the workforce, and build strong communities.

Affordability is the leading reason people don’t enroll in higher education. Many have been forced to move out of Austin at a time when there are a growing number of high skill, well-paying jobs.

 

With your support, the ACC Foundation can:

Boost enrollments

Put more Central Texans on a path to success

Close equity gaps within our community

Produce a well-skilled workforce for today and tomorrow.

Your Generosity Changes Lives

Help make the 25×25 giving campaign a success and honor ACC’s 50 years of successfully educating generations of Central Texans. With your support, we can continue that tradition for generations to come.

Scholarship Recipient Stories

Receiving a scholarship made a big difference in my life. I was working two part-time jobs, which limited my time to spend on school. When I received scholarships, I was able to cut down on work hours, study more, improve my grades, and get more involved. Knowing that there is someone out there that believes in the fact that they can help someone, it really does make a big difference.

Diana Gorostieta Martinez

I have a large, challenging study load. It makes it hard to work when you are in such an intensive program. With my scholarship, I don’t have to worry about finding the money to pay for tuition and books. Now, my dreams are within reach. I’m excited to see what the future holds and where I end up.

Learn more about Kathy’s story.

Kathy Farmer - Sonography

Receiving a scholarship has made me feel a lot more open to possibilities in my life. It is not something that I thought would ever happen to me. I think receiving that scholarship was one of the first things that shifted my mindset about what I could actually receive and what opportunities I could take advantage of that could be a part of my life. It completely changed how I approached school, so there is no reason not to go for every opportunity presented to you.

Diana Carpenter

I had my son during COVID which put a pause on my life. I was trying to figure out how to take care of a newborn. At that time, I didn’t think that I was going to be able to attend college. My scholarship gave me the support and opportunity I needed to juggle work, life, and college. There are so many students like me at ACC who have a lot on their plates — whether it’s working or raising children. Sometimes it doesn’t seem attainable to balance everything. After going to ACC, I realized that everyone here is invested in you. We are all working toward something together.

Christine Pham - Nursing

My scholarship and the support from donors at the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education who made it possible is such an encouragement. It makes me feel excited to pursue a higher education and it makes me want to do better in college. It feels great knowing we have support out there to find success.

Hector Castelan - Criminal Justice

ACC CSIT student and scholarship recipient Darnell Wilson poses for a portrait on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the St. John Encampment Commons Park by the Highland Campus. Wilson is part of the Career Scholars cohort at ACC.

Ready to get started?

Each year, thousands of people in Central Texas seek to improve their lives through education. By reducing financial barriers to higher education, we not only help individuals succeed, we expand the pipeline of skilled workers into the workforce, and build strong communities.

Austin Community College Foundation
6101 Highland Campus Dr.
Building 3000, Suite 4270
Austin, TX 78752
512-223-7719

Amy Bawcom
Executive Director
amy.bawcom@austincc.edu
ACC Foundation