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December 1, 2020

The Smart Place To Give

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Niagara County Community College’s (NCCC) 2nd Annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Your outpouring of support and enthusiasm for NCCC has been overwhelming! 

Our donors constantly remind us of how lucky we are to have such an amazing Thunderwolves community surrounding us. Thanks to you, we raised $7,622 from 109 donors including the $1,000 Presidential Challenge from Dr. Murabito. We appreciate your continued support towards our students and making this the smart place to give.

If you missed out on participating, it’s not too late! Donations can still be made online using the buttons below.

Support your Thunderwolves!


Support your Thunderwolves!


Making a Donation

To make a donation, please click on one of the images below. They will redirect you to PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to use this method. If you would like to make a donation to a specific area at NCCC, please click on “Donate to Other Areas” and type in the program in the notes section.

Donate to Annual Fund

Donate to Other Areas

Where our students and college need it most.

Donate to a specific area of your choice!

Donate to Annual Fund

Where our students and college need it most.

Donate to Other Areas

Donate to a specific area of your choice!

Why Donate?

Together, NCCC leads the pack with…


Labs on campus


Degrees & certificates




NJCAA All-Americans

Did you know…

  • Currently, 85% of NCCC students receive financial aid allowing them the opportunity to earn an education.
  • NCCC serves 35% non-traditional students who typically work full time while attending classes.
  • 4% of NCCC students are veterans.
  • In 1962, the year Nabisco Tech opened, tuition cost students $150 per semester. In 2019, tuition was $2,280 per semester.

Although the College strives to support all of our Thunderwolves students in as many ways as possible, they still need your help. Please donate today!

students with Day of Giving sign

How does NCCC give back…

"As of September 30th, NCCC has distributed over $1,799,000 in CARES Act funding to support 856 current students. The Financial Aid Department spent countless hours contacting students multiple times to ensure they applied for this incredible opportunity. Students could utilize this funding to help ease some of the financial burdens brought on by the COVID-19 crisis without impacting their financial aid. Since roughly 85% of our students receive financial aid, this was extremely important for them. However, we unfortunately don’t know when this pandemic will end which is why we need your help! Our students need support to purchase laptops, internet connection, daycare, and so much more. Please donate today and help our students continue to receive an education from the smart place to start.”

Jim TrimboliDirector of Financial Aid

"Our goal during the pandemic was to not only keep our students involved and active, but also give back to the community that provides so much for us. Throughout this year, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Student Club has donated care packages for those suffering from homelessness, raised and donated money to supply students in housing with meals, volunteered for the ACF Annual Golf Outing which raises money for student scholarships, collected and donated canned goods for the NCCC Student Pantry, and cooked turkeys for the Niagara Falls Community Missions. We strive to provide our students with the best education possible which includes engaging in community activism. Please help us to continue to enrich our students’ experiences by donating today!"

Sabrina FasoStudent Services Advisor

"During these challenging times of political, fiscal, and social upheaval, as well as uncertainty related to COVID-19, NCCC is working to be a steadying influence for students and members of the community. Anti-Racist information sessions were held to connect the NCCC faculty more empathetically to the student body. An Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness Action Plan was affirmed across the campus by all of the academic divisions, faculty senate, student senate and the Board of Trustees. The College committed to the Diversity Dialogues this academic year as part of the collective SUNY 64 on 64. Giving to the NCCC Day of Giving is a worthwhile endeavor to further the pursuits of ALL students who are striving to connect with our subject matter, our ideals, and potential careers to support their lives."

John D StrongChief Diversity and Equity Officer

"The NCCC nursing simulation lab is used not only for students to simulate real-life scenarios, but also in the community to support our EMT’s and Paramedics when learning and training on skills and new clinical experiences. The need for updated manikins, software, equipment, and maintenance is a continual expense to the College. It is essential that our labs in all of the Allied Health programs remain current as our program is highly regarded in the community with many employers asking for our graduates. Our students are dedicated to their education and learning experiences jumping eagerly back into clinical rotations without question during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to help us provide our students with the best educational experience possible by donating."

Dr. Diane Pytlik-FlammiaAssistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Nursing & Allied Health Programs

"In what seemed like a blink of an eye, the NCCC community went remote in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCCC IT Department provided hardware, software, and training services to accomplish this task. We worked to distribute campus laptops and workstations to over 200 students, faculty, and employees who needed equipment for home use. The IT staff partnered with our faculty to create new online content, reconfigure offices and classrooms to record lectures, and repurposed classroom equipment so students could continue to receive a full educational experience. We addressed the specific requirements for each academic program and crafted training programs for the campus community to utilize.

The NCCC community has persevered through all of these changes. Looking beyond the pandemic, this past year has shown the need for modernized mobile technology such as laptops and hotspots, specialized remote learning resources such as online models and virtual labs, and funding for take-home student licenses. Tools like these will help our students excel in the years ahead. You can help us provide our students these tools by making a donation today."

Jesse GoldbergDirector of Technical Services

Other Ways to Participate

Affinity Challenges

An affinity challenge is a pledge made by an individual or group that “challenges” others to make a gift on Day of Giving. Affinity challenges can include offering to match other donations up to the dollar amount of your choice or pledging to donate if a specific number of donors is reached. Make your challenge fun by including an NCCC theme or call to your fellow classmates from your graduation year! For example, “if 25 people donate to the NCCC Annual Fund from the Class of 1965, then you pledge to donate $500!”

Consider leading an affinity challenge, put your money on the line, and inspire others to make a larger impact on NCCC. If you are interested in launching an affinity challenge, please contact Alli Korta at or 716-614-5910 for more details.

Social Media

Help us spread the word about NCCC’s Day of Giving on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Use any of the downloadable images below to share on your personal social media pages and make sure to tag Niagara County Community College! You can also click on any of the social icons below for sample posts to use on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email. Share your NCCC pride and help us reach our goal to raise $20,000!

Help Spread the Word

Click a social icon for sample posts and images you can use to spread the word about NCCC’s “Day of Giving”!

Other Ways to Donate

Donations can also be made over the phone or by a check in the mail. Please call us at 716-614-5910 to make your donation on the phone via a credit card. Checks can also be made out and mailed to the following: NCCC Foundation, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132. Donations can also be made in-person inside the NCCC Foundation Office located in A-265. Masks and a COVID-19 screening questionnaire are required to enter the campus.


Please contact Alli Korta, NCCC Foundation/Alumni Assistant Director, at 716-614-5910 or for more information.