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Jefferson Foundation

The Jefferson Community College Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable, educational organization whose purpose is to raise, manage and distribute funds to assist students and to enrich and enhance the educational opportunities provided by Jefferson Community College.  The Foundation was created in 1979 through the merger of two organizations started when the College was founded in the early 1960s.

For more than thirty-five years, the Foundation has been doing exactly that.  Working hand-in-hand with our dedicated community, the Foundation continues to advance our mission to provide financial assistance to students, to enhance and strengthen our teaching and learning environment, and to encourage public support of the College. The Foundation actively seeks donations from individuals and businesses through a variety of methods and fundraising activities and events in support of our mission.

The Jefferson Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of business and community leaders who are committed to advancing and strengthening the educational opportunities that Jefferson provides to our region. 

There are numerous ways you can show your support of the Foundation, including making a donation, creating a scholarship and attending Foundation and Alumni events.

Please contact the Jefferson Community College Foundation with any questions or for additional details on how to show your support of local, quality, affordable education.


Jefferson Foundation

1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Ben Foster, Foundation Executive Director
(315) 786-2291

Edie Roggie, Alumni Development Officer
(315) 786-2326