Novant’s $40,000 gift will benefit the College’s healthcare education programs
SALISBURY, N.C. — The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation is honored to receive a $40,000 donation from Novant Health and proud to announce that the nursing skills lab at the College’s North Carolina Research Campus facility will be named in recognition of Novant’s contribution to the Building A More Prosperous Community major gifts campaign.
The donation to the RCCC Foundation is comprised of five separate $8,000 donations from Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center and Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center.
“Novant Health has always been a strong proponent of the College,” said Dr. Carol S. Spalding, president of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. “Novant Health understands how much education means to the healthcare system.”
Healthcare is a dynamic and ever-evolving field, meaning healthcare education has to constantly adapt to new methods, trends and techniques.
“At Novant Health, we believe that the future of healthcare is based on well-educated students,” said Dr. Dari Caldwell, president of Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. “Rowan-Cabarrus Community College healthcare programs have a well-documented track record of success in both student performance and program recognition. We are proud to support the College in developing our local healthcare workforce, and share in their desire to train the most qualified candidates.”
Caldwell serves on the College’s Board of Trustees and was the keynote speaker at the College’s 2015 commencement ceremony.
“We are so appreciative of this significant donation and naming opportunity from Novant Health,” said Carla Howell, chief officer of governance, the foundation and college relations for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. “This gift shows that we have not only fostered great relationships with our amazing local Novant healthcare providers, but that we have strong partners who are committed to promoting top-notch healthcare education in our region.”
The gift from Novant Health will align with a recent challenge grant awarded to the College by The Leon Levine Foundation.
The Leon Levine Foundation will contribute $300,000 to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation for healthcare education if the healthcare education gifts within the College’s Building a More Prosperous Community Major Gifts Campaign reach $1.2 million by May 31, 2016. If the goal is met, The Leon Levine Foundation will fulfill the College’s $1.5 million healthcare education goal with a $300,000 grant. Currently, the College has already raised $769,174.00 of the $1.2 million needed to fulfill the grant, including the most recent donation from Novant Health.
“Like Novant Health and The Leon Levine Foundation, Rowan-Cabarrus supports high-quality healthcare and training for today’s healthcare workers. We are critically aware of the changing field of healthcare and what that means for the industry’s training. The RCCC Foundation is dedicated to reaching our fundraising goal to ensure that the College is successful in enhancing healthcare education,” said Edward Norvell, Rowan County resident and co-chair of the Foundation’s Major Gifts Campaign.
The Building a More Prosperous Community major gifts campaign, launched in spring of 2014, brought a new and exciting chapter for the Rowan-Cabarrus Foundation as the first ambitious fundraising campaign in the 50-year history of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. The College recently announced the public launch of the campaign.
“The College is grateful to Novant Health for their significant donation and must seek private dollars to meet our goals,” said William Cannon, Jr., Cabarrus County resident and president of The Cannon Foundation. Cannon also serves as co-chair of the Foundation’s campaign along with community leaders from both counties who are spearheading the effort to raise these funds. “We want to invest in new programs and modern technology, ultimately training students on real world equipment so they are ready for employment upon graduation.”
Making a charitable gift to the Building a More Prosperous Community Major Gifts Campaign is an important and personal decision. An investment in the lives of individuals, businesses and organizations that benefit from the College’s excellent educational programs, short-term training and services is satisfying and has long-range implications for the local economy.
“The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation resources support the mission of the College and are channeled into scholarships and other student assistance, support for academic programming and capital needs, and other needs of the College and the local community,” said Howell. “Many students received emergency scholarship funds this year, which allowed them to remain in school in spite of critical situations that threatened to prevent their success.”
For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu or call 704-216-RCCC (7222).