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2017 Annual Giving Campaign
The RCC Foundation celebrated its 2017 Annual Giving Campaign Kickoff in the Whitcomb Student Center on March 3rd with volunteers from the County, Eden, Madison, Mayodan, Reidsville, and Stoneville. The volunteers are campaigning to raise a goal of $150,000 that will be utilized for faculty/staff grants, student scholarships, renovation projects, and campus wide needs over the next fiscal year. We are fortunate to have 93 willing participants helping to raise funds in this year's campaign! If you would like information on how to give or help reach out to other's in the community on the Foundation's behalf, contact our office at 336-342-4261 x2141 for more information.






History And Operation
The Rockingham Community College Foundation, Inc., was founded in January of 1970 as one of the first community college-related foundations established in North Carolina's 58 community college system. The RCC Foundation is a separate legal entity from the college and has a 501(c)(3) charitable organization designation from the IRS. Gifts to the RCC Foundation are tax-deductible. Please see your financial advisor for details on any tax-related matters.

The RCC Foundation is governed by a board of directors that is divided into five working divisions. They are:

  • Appropriations - Responsible for the Foundation's grant process and overseeing grant implementation.

  • Community Relations and Development - Initiates outreach programs on behalf of the Foundation and coordinates public relations events.

  • Investment - Handles the investment of the Foundation's Master Trust (current market value of approximately $8 million) and Endowed Trust (approximate value of $8 million); oversees the endowed scholarship program; and develops financial policies for Foundation funds.

  • Organization and Planning - Oversees the board's nomination and election process, strategic planning and board member education programs.

  • Resource Development - Responsible for designing and executing fund raising campaigns and communicating financial needs of the Foundation.

The Rockingham Community College Development Office supports Foundation activities and coordinates the following types of fund raising efforts: annual campaigns (i.e. the Countywide Annual Giving Campaign); planned giving and estate gifts (i.e. trusts and bequests); and capital/major gift campaigns (i.e. a campaign of several years in duration with a specific focus.) The Foundation also organizes some alumni events.

Each November the RCC Foundation issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) to the RCC campus. Faculty and staff are encouraged to develop innovative projects/programs which will enhance the learning and collegiate experience of our students. The deadline for the proposals is February 1 each year and awards are announced in May for use in the following fiscal year, which begins on July 1st.

  • Address:
    RCC Foundation, Inc.
    Post Office Box 156
    Wentworth, NC 27375-0038
    Telephone: 336.342.4261
    Fax: 336.349.9986

  • Leadership & Staff:

    Dr. Cindy Wall Sarwi
    Director of Development/ RCC Foundation, Executive Director 
    Phone: 336-342-4261 x2201


  •  Jenna Hanks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     RCC Foundation/Development Assistant - Grants, Scholarships, and Events                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Phone: 336-342-4261 x2141                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Email:

  • Madonna Pendleton 
    RCC Foundation/Development Assistant - Accounting 
    Phone: 336-342-4261 x2106