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Blue Ridge Community empowers individuals with knowledge and skills to enrich our communities and build a competitive workforce. 

The Educational Foundation supports this work by generating financial support to further the mission of Blue Ridge. We partner with businesses, individuals, and organizations in our community to help drive student success and fund priority programs and needs as identified by the College’s leadership.

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Community Ambassador Program

The Community Ambassador Program (CAP) at Blue Ridge Community College is an exciting initiative designed to foster a strong sense of community and connection within our college and with the surrounding neighborhoods that we serve. Ambassadors serve as a vital link between the college and the community by sharing important information and events with the goal of fostering positive relationships. Through their interactions with community members, campus administrators, and fellow ambassadors, participants can expand their network and forge meaningful connections that can benefit them both personally and professionally.

We invite passionate, dedicated, and community minded individuals to become part of the Community Ambassador Program.

Upcoming Events

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Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon
February 21, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

Blue Ridge Community College is making an impact in Henderson and Transylvania Counties by offering scholarships to ensure those who want to pursue a college education can do so without financial burden.

View more about our impact.

Large or small, every gift matters. There are many different ways that you can give to Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation. You can give an outright gift now or defer a gift and leave a legacy through a planned or life income gift. Help to create another success story today with your gift to the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation.

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$1 Million Donation Honors Life of Renee Young and Her Caring Nurses

Published December 20, 2023 | By: Benjamin Rickert Marketing and Communications Dept.

The Young family stands with healthcare leaders at Blue Ridge Community College’s Health Sciences Center. From left to right: Leigh Angel, dean of health sciences; Kim Young; Paul Young; Judith Fender; and Dr. Amy Szoka, director of nursing.

When Paul Mansfield Young lost his wife of more than twenty years to cancer, he found comfort in an unexpected way – through the nurses who cared for her. Now, Mr. Young is giving hope to countless future nurses and patients through a $1 million gift to Blue Ridge Community College’s Educational Foundation.

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Popular Sporting Clays Tournament Raises $17k for Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation

Published November 13, 2023 | Marketing and Communications Dept.

The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation recently hosted the third annual Sporting Clays Tournament. The Overall Team Winner with a score of 371 was Benton Roofing.

The Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation recently hosted the third annual Sporting Clays Tournament. The popular Nov. 3 event was held at the Cleghorn Gun Club in Rutherfordton and raised over $17,000 for Foundation initiatives.

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Community Effort Honors Life of Fallen Deputy Ryan Hendrix and Supports Law Enforcement Cadets at Blue Ridge

Published October 23, 2023 | Marketing and Communications Dept.

Thomas Hendrix, residential construction manager, Buchanan Construction; Jeff Hendrix, carpentry manager, Buchanan Construction; Vanessa Crook; office manager, Buchanan Construction; Dr. Scott Queen, vice president for economic and workforce development, Blue Ridge Community College; Trina Stokes, executive director, Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation; Chris White, chief of police, Blue Ridge Community College Police Dept. Back Row: Jason Norton, vice president of residential construction, Buchanan Construction; Rick Buchanan, owner and president, Buchanan Construction.

In honor of Ryan P. Hendrix, a Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputy who lost his life in the line of duty in 2020, Buchanan Construction presented a $25,000 donation to Blue Ridge Community College on Oct. 17. The funds were raised through this fall’s first annual Ryan Hendrix Memorial Golf Tournament to support aspiring officers enrolled in Blue Ridge’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program.

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The Educational Foundation’s most recent Audit and Form 990 documents are available by request.

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Learn More About Us

Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation
180 West Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Phone: (828) 694-1710
Fax: (828) 694-1690

foundation@blueridge.edu

or use our contact form to send general questions or inquiries.