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Donor Impact

Helping to Make Students' Higher Ed Dreams a Reality

Some DCC students need a lot of assistance to make their higher education a reality. Others require just a little extra support.

The amounts and ways to give are as varied as the students themselves, but all share one quality – each gift, large or small, has a positive and meaningful impact. From individual scholarships to campus initiatives that enhance the experience of many students, these giving opportunities help an outstanding learning environment come to life.


Conklin Scholars

Through the Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence established through the DCC Foundation in 2003, over 500 top graduates from local high schools have attended DCC tuition-free. 




Real Life Happens. We're Here to Help.

Financial emergencies and other real-life challenges can push education plans off course. We can help our students meet basic needs and stay in school.


Honors Convocation

The yearly honors convocation recognizes deserving students with special awards and scholarships.


Set up your own endowment

Direct an endowed gift to a program or scholarship of your choice or creation. An endowment is a gift designed to last forever. It continues growing over time by generating investment income at a predicted rate of return, allowing the gift to produce scholarships or other support in perpetuity. It can also be named after you — or in honor of family, friends, or a major influence in your life, so that they, too, live on for generations to discover.


Contact Us

DCC Foundation

Phone: (845) 431-8403

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601