About The BCC Foundation
Supporting Student Success
Bladen Community College is dedicated to delivering a great education, but we also desire to share the best overall experience possible for each of our students. This would not be possible without the gifts of our very generous alumni and friends. In the past donor gifts have gone towards scholarships and emergency financial assistance to our students. Future gifts will be put towards these same efforts as well as expanding opportunities to faculty and community events. We ask that you will please consider giving a gift to Bladen Community College Foundation to allow us to continue to give the students the very best education and overall experience possible.
Bladen Community College Foundation offers many opportunities and avenues in which to invest in the future of the college. Here you will find answers to many general questions you may have as well as find our who we are, whom we serve, what we are doing, and ways you can help.
Ways to Give
ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS – These scholarships are fully endowed which means that only the interest that the contribution earns are available to spend annually toward scholarships. A minimum of $10,000 is necessary to permanently endow a scholarship
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS – For many years now area clubs, civic organizations and individuals in the community have supported BCC through annual scholarship contributions. These funds are set aside specifically for scholarships to be issued in the current or next academic year/scholarship cycle.
MEMORIAL/HONORARIUM GIFTS – These gifts are a very special way to memorialize a loved one’s memory or to mark a special occasion. Memorials and honorariums are truly a gift to be cherished and a very fitting way to remember and honor a family member or friend.
FOUNDATION GENERAL FUND – Many friends of Bladen Community College have chosen to make donations to the foundations general fund. These gifts have funded activities and scholarships such as the Ambassador Scholarship, Foundation Merit Scholarship as well as other projects.
MATCHING GIFTS = DOUBLE THE GIFT – A wonderful way for a family member, spouse or friend to contribute with their employer matching their contribution! There are over 760 small and large corporations across the country that offers employees a matching gift program. A listing can be found on our website
OTHER GIFTS – Other gift options such as planned gifts or naming opportunities give donors still other ways to help local students and create a giving legacy.
Bladen Community College is a 501(C)(3) corporation and donations are tax deductible as provided by law. Please consult your attorney or tax professional if you have questions about tax deductible giving. If you have questions about the ways to give presented here or would like more information about opportunities to invest in the future of Bladen Community College and her students, please contact Linda Burney, Foundation Executive Director at 910-879-5519
The BCC Foundation was created to provide financial support to BCC, beyond that which can be obtained through state and local allocated funds. Such funds never meet all the needs for scholarships, and cultural opportunities. Because of these limitations, the foundation needs to look for private donor support.
Bladen Community College Foundation Board of Directors
Barbara Knight, Chair
Hayes Petteway, Vice-Chair
Jay Stanley, Treasurer
Amanda Lee, Executive Secretary
J. Landon Bordeaux
Aaron Cox, Sr.
Dean C Hilton
Charles Ray Peterson
Linda Burney, Executive Director BCC Foundation
Diane Vitale, Administrative Specialist, Foundation
**What scholarships are available?**
Please see the scholarship listing .
What amounts are scholarship awards?
Each scholarship is unique in the amount awarded. Please specific scholarship information is available however in order to match students to their best opportunity, the college utilizes one scholarship application. You can obtain the application here
When are scholarships issued?
Scholarships are awarded in May for the upcoming academic year, fall and spring semesters. Currently we do not have any scholarships for the summer semester.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
All students seeking a scholarship must complete the FAFSA form first. Once they have completed that form then they should complete a scholarship application form. This form can be found by clicking
Does the foundation accept student volunteers?
Currently we are working to build a group of work study students and community volunteers to help both with daily clerical assistance in the foundation office and for support of our community events which are held throughout the year.
How do I find out more about the foundation?
Please start with the Bladen Community College Foundation “About Us” section of this website or contact us
What events does the foundation host each year?
Fall: Sunset & Vine – Fall Fundraising Event
Winter: The foundation plans to begin a Distinguished Speakers’ Series
Spring: Annual Scholarship Luncheon
Summer: The foundation plans to host an annual Summer Concert Series
When are the foundations largest events and where are they held?
Our largest event is our fall event, Sunset & Vine. It is held each year at Lu Mil Vineyard, Dublin.
Does the college have an Alumni Association?
Yes. Please visit our Alumni page for more information on our alumni and where they are now.
How do I become part of the Alumni Association?
You can visit the Alumni Association page at http://www.bladencc.edu/bcc-foundation/alumni-association/ or go to our Facebook page www.bladencc.edu/foundationfacebook.
How do graduates submit Class Notes when they have updated bio information from career and family changes?
You can visit the BCCF Alumni page http://www.bladencc.edu/bcc-foundation/alumni-association/ and click on the Submit Class Notes area.
My parents want to know how they can contribute to the foundation. How do they get more information on ways to give?
Please visit the Ways to Give page or call the foundation Executive Director Linda Burney’s office at 910-879-5519. She typically responds to calls within 24 hours. You may also direct any donors to give online at .