NVCC Foundation

Helping a student graduate can be the most rewarding experience of your life.

There are a number of ways you can work with the College Foundation and help our students succeed.

Your Donation Empowers Lives

Your Donation Empowers Lives

The State of Connecticut provides funding for only 50% of community college costs.

The State of Connecticut provides funding for only 50% of community college costs.

The rest of our funds come from tuition, grants and generous donations from people just like you: parents, alumni, businesses, philanthropists…people that care about our students, community and the future of our workforce.

Give a gift!


"Naugatuck Valley Community College is an engine of social and economic change for  Waterbury, Danbury and the surrounding communities. During these particularly challenging economic times, our students often need special help to advance their personal and professional goals. Your generous donations make student success possible."
Dan Sherr, Chairperson, NVCC Foundation


Celebrating Community

The Foundation works with local non-profit organizations and businesses to share resources and find solutions for community-wide challenges. Together we address common goals that strengthen our communities and increase educational and career opportunities for all.

Feeding the hungry

NVCC volunteers at St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Waterbury

For years, St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen was unable to open its doors on Sundays, leaving many families in our community hungry with nowhere to turn for a hot meal. Because of today’s declining economy, this number is rapidly increasing. With funding from Webster Bank and volunteer support from College staff, students, and faculty, St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen is now able to open and feed the hungry on Sundays.

"This program couldn't have come at a better time," said Paul Scampolino, the soup kitchen's food service director. 

"With today's challenging economy, we expect our numbers, which are already the highest I've seen in nine years, will only go higher."

Advancing the Arts

Come to the College and see our Main Stage Theatre, home to award-winning performances by the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.

With seating for 750 audience members and free parking, the Fine Arts Center is a central venue for cultural performances, community events and industry workshops.

We'd love to hear your ideas! Contact Gina Marcantonio, director of development, at 203-575-8208 or gmarcantonio@nv.edu to become a player in planning your community's future.

Posted: May 13, 2015,
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Author: Kupec, Aaron

The mission of the NVCC Foundation is to raise funds and promote awareness to support the mission of Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Board of Directors

The Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a community-based Board of Directors that comprises educational, financial, business and community leaders.

2015 Board of Directors 

Dan Sherr, Chairperson
College for Advanced Media Planning (CAMP)

William Burgess, Vice Chairperson
Litchfield Hills Food System, Inc.

Domenic Zaino, Secretary
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey, LLP

James O'Rourke, Treasurer
Greater Waterbury YMCA

Give a Gift
Give a Gift

Naugatuck Valley Community College depends on contributions of all sizes from alumni, parents and friends in order to sustain and enhance excellence in community education.

To make a gift, please fill out an NVCC donation form and don't forget that you may be able to increase the impact of your support by selecting carefully from our different ways to give; and corporate matching programs.

Your gift will be recorded upon receipt and an acknowledgement letter and tax receipt will be sent to you. 

Print, complete, and mail your form along with your tax-deductible donation to:

NVCC Foundation
750 Chase Parkway, Room K720
Waterbury, CT  06708

The NVCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization so you may use it as a tax write-off and/or request that your donation not be made public.  Thank you for your support.