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Your Opportunity to Make a Difference
The Nash Community College Foundation offers a variety of options for giving. Your name and generosity will always be remembered when you make a planned gift that will last well beyond your lifetime. In addition to the satisfaction that comes from investing in the future of your community through the advancement of education, you may realize significant tax and real estate planning benefits.
The Nash Community College Foundation began in 1983 to provide educational opportunities for the citizens of our community. One of the goals of the NCC Foundation is to increase awareness within the community of the value of Nash Community College and to strengthen the scholarship program.
Though the College’s tuition is considered to be reasonable, scholarships are critical to helping many students who wish to attend college but have very limited resources. Nash Community College receives hundreds of scholarship applications each year but is only able to assist a limited number of students. As the cost of education continues to rise, more scholarships are needed to truly make the difference in helping students reach their personal and professional goals.
The Nash Community College Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code for 1984, as amended. Our tax identification number is 58-1587982. All or a portion of your gift may be tax deductible as allowed by current tax laws. Your gift may be recognized in future Nash Community College publications. If you prefer your gift to remain anonymous, or have questions about your gift’s designations, or would like to learn more about the services that Nash Community College and the NCC Foundation are committed to providing, please call 252-451-8329.
A Gift that Lives Forever
Josephine Hackney Hedgepeth knew that by establishing the Josephine Hackney Hedgepeth and Merion Smith Hedgepeth Memorial Scholarship in her estate, she would be giving an endowed scholarship that would live forever and would benefit many others. Unable to obtain a formal education herself, she wanted to provide the opportunity for someone who had the desire to attend college, but could not afford to.
She passed away on July 24, 1996 but her gift lives forever. Hedgepeth was a retired Belk employee with 42 years of service. She was a Sunday School teacher at Englewood Baptist Church for many years, a member of the Altrusa Club for 28 years, and a member of the Belk Retiree Club. She also volunteered for several years at Community Hospital and was well-known for her cooking and baking for family and friends.
With a strong tradition of charitable giving, Josephine and her husband, Merion, were known for their unselfishness and great compassion for people. They were very sensitive to the needs of others. The Hedgepeth Memorial Endowment ensures that their contributions and ideals will always be remembered along with their desire to help the students of Nash Community College.
Role Model for Excellence in Nursing
The Elsie L. Brantley Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established in 2005 in loving memory of Elsie L. Brantley by her family. Elsie L. Brantley served as a nurse at Nash General Hospital from 1971-1999. She is remembered by her co-workers as a role model for excellence in nursing healthcare.
Brantley’s husband, Sonny Brantley(left) congratulates 2009-2010 Elsie L. Brantley Memorial Nursing Scholarship recipient and NCC Nursing Student Jenna Migdon.
Service to Community
The Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount Scholarship was established in 1982 to recognize a student who exhibits commitment and service to the community.
Pictured, NCC Chairman Bill Marshburn (left) and NCC Foundation Vice President and Annual Campaign Chair Steve Felton (right) congratulate 2009-2010 Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mount Scholarship recipient NCC Culinary Technology Student Eric Reaska.
Belief in Education
The Universal Leaf North America U.S. Scholarships were established in 2009 to reflect the organization’s belief in education, economic development and community service.
From left to right: NCC College Transfer Student Maria Chavez, NCC College Transfer Student Amber Lancaster, Universal Leaf North America U.S. Senior Vice President, Operations Michael T. Haymore, NCC College Transfer Student Jennifer Robbins and NCC College Transfer Student David Hamilton.
Did you know that opportunities exist to form a lasting bond with Nash Community College?
Your name and generosity will always be remembered when you make a planned gift that will last beyond your lifetime. In addition to the satisfaction that comes from investing in the future of our community through the advancement of education, you may realize significant tax and real estate planning benefits.
Bequests to the Nash Community College Foundation will reduce the size of your taxable estate while helping a worthy cause. A bequest may include specific property, a percentage of the estate, and/or the remainder of the estate after other bequests have been fulfilled.
Life Insurance Policies may be given outright, dividends may be assigned, or the NCC Foundation may be listed as a beneficiary of the policy.
Securities and Real Estate – Gifts of appreciated securities, stock, or real estate can be a very advantageous way of giving to the NCC Foundation. If you have owned the stock or property for more than one year, you may deduct the fair market value and avoid all capital gain taxes.
For information on making stock transfers directly into the NCC Foundation account please contact: Pat Daniels: 451-8329 or
Steve Felton attended Nash Technical Institute from 1981 through 1983. In 1982, when Nash Technical Institute’s name changed to Nash Technical College, he displayed a handmade sign with the new name. Felton was an active member of the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Organization and later went on to North Carolina Wesleyan College graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984. Today he serves as a Senior Financial Advisor with AMERIPRISE Financial.
“Nash Community College offered me a new direction in life. I was at an uncertain point of what direction my life was going to take and NCC took a personal interest in me and my potential and helped me to begin to rebuild my confidence. Through the guidance and coaching of their Business Department and several other key people, I learned that I possessed the leadership skills that would help me in furthering my education and ultimately becoming a business owner in the Rocky Mount community. I am where I am today because of NCC,” Felton said.
Today, Felton gives back through his service on the NCC Foundation Board and by assisting students like Medical Office Administration student Morgan Saunders of Nashville in gaining real-world experience. He and his family also assist deserving students through the establishment of the Steven D. Felton Business Scholarship.
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