The College celebrates a naming opportunity honoring a contribution from Novant Health at a recent RCCC Foundation board meeting
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting of the Novant Health Nursing Skills Lab at the College’s North Carolina Research Campus facility.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees, the College’s Foundation Board of Directors and Novant Health representatives gathered for the special naming dedication at the Foundation’s recent board meeting.
“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, and we’re proud to have one of our specialized nursing skills labs named in their honor.”
The naming opportunity stems from a generous $40,000 donation from Novant Health to the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation’s Building a More Prosperous Community major gifts campaign.
The $40,000 donation to the Foundation was comprised of five $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.
“At Novant Health, we believe that the future of healthcare is based on well-educated employees,” 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 public relations for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. “This gift shows that we have not only fostered great relationships with our 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 aligned with a challenge grant awarded to the College by The Leon Levine Foundation, which promised a gift of $300,000 if the Foundation raised $1.2 million for Healthcare Education prior to May 31, 2016. The RCCC Foundation is proud to have met the challenge with the help of Novant Health’s donation.
“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 ensuring 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 has brought a new and exciting chapter for the RCCC Foundation as the first ambitious fundraising campaign in the over 50-year history of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
“The Foundation is grateful to Novant Health for their significant donation and must continue to seek private dollars to meet our goals,” said William Cannon, Jr., Cabarrus County resident and president of The Cannon Foundation. “The Campaign supports the College’s highest priority needs, with the ultimate goal of creating a stronger, more vibrant region.”
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 supports the mission of the College and provides scholarships and other student assistance, support for academic programming and capital needs, and other needs of the College and the local community,” said Howell. “Additionally, 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.”
The RCCC Foundation offers an array of possibilities for donors interested in naming opportunities. The financial commitments for naming opportunities differ, and donors are encouraged to discuss their interest with the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation.
For more information about Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, please visit www.rccc.edu or call 704-216-RCCC (7222). The College is currently accepting applications for the fall 2016 term. Fall classes begin on August 15, 2016.