Educational Institutions

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF AURORA FOUNDATION

  • Aurora, CO
  • www.auroragives.org

Mission Statement

The Foundation's mission is to "build financial and public support for the Community College of Aurora" through:

Fundraising that provides financial support to the College and its students

Building public and business awareness of the College and how it benefits our community

Providing professional, community counsel to the College

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships
Service Areas

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Colorado

We specifically provide scholarships and support to the Community College of Aurora, in Aurora Colorado.

ruling year

1988

Executive Director since 2016

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John Wolfkill

Keywords

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Scholarships and support for the Community College of Aurora

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EIN

84-1078004

 Number

4081990940

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Through the generous support of individual donors, corporations, the state of Colorado, and others, CCAF provides scholarships to low-income, documented and undocumented students, as well as students that fall in the gap between high and low-income levels.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarships

Provide Scholarships to students attending the Community College of Aurora.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$650,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Community College of Aurora Foundation and the Community College of Aurora work together to increase student enrollment, retention, completion and transfer rates among students. Together we seek to improve student learning and to provide a diverse, inclusive environment where students can succeed.

    The Foundation's goal is to provide scholarships to ever student wanting to attend the Community College of Aurora so that anyone who wants an education can get one.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The Foundation works to gain the financial support of individual donors, corporations, the state of Colorado, and others to provide funding for scholarships.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Community College of Aurora Foundation was established in 1985 in order to build financial and public support for the Community College of Aurora.

    For over 30 years the Foundation has been building financial and public support for the college and the students that attend.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
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  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

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Colorado

We specifically provide scholarships and support to the Community College of Aurora, in Aurora Colorado.

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF AURORA FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Leadership

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Executive Director

John Wolfkill

BIO

John Wolfkill is Executive Director of the Community College of Aurora Foundation (CCAF) in Aurora, Colorado, where he is responsible for leading the Foundation's strategic fundraising plan and activities to support the Community College of Aurora (CCA). His primary efforts focus on the foundation's scholarship program which provided $225,000 in scholarships to 175 students attending CCA in 2015.

John completed his Master of Science degree in International and Intercultural Education and Development at the University of Southern California and became keenly interested in community development. He worked as an urban planner for the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (Los Angeles, CA) and then became the associate director of the P.F. Bresee Foundation, a faith-based youth and family development center. He spent nearly seven years as the Director of Administration and Donor Partnerships at the Tulsa Community Foundation, the largest community foundation in the country. After learning that only one to two percent of Tulsa's African American and Hispanic youth were graduating from high school prepared to begin college without remediation, he left the foundation to become executive director of KIPP Tulsa, an open-enrollment college-preparatory, public charter school in 2011.

The Community College of Aurora Foundation was established in 1985 to build financial and public support for the Community College of Aurora. A 17-member board of directors manages the activities of the foundation. And through the generous support of individual donors, corporations, the state of Colorado, and others, CCAF provides scholarships to low-income, documented and undocumented students, as well as students that fall in the gap between high and low-income levels. Fifty-seven percent of CCA's students have an annual income of less than $35,000 and of that percentage 42 percent earn less than $25,000 annually. CCAF and CCA work together to increase student enrollment, retention, completion and transfer rates among students. Together they also seek to improve student learning and to provide a diverse, inclusive environment where students can succeed.

In May of 2015, CCAF announced a ground-breaking initiative to provide a debt-free college degree. The majority of Aurora Gives scholars are first-generation college students and John believes it is important for the foundation and the college to provide them with the critical academic and financial support these students need to ensure they graduate.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Arthur McFarlane

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