Webster Five Donates $4,000 to Quinsigamond Community College Foundation
(August 23, 2021) Webster, MA – The Webster Five Foundation has announced that as part of the Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it has donated $4,000 to the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation. This donation will assist the Foundation and its QCC Student Emergency Aid Fund, which was created to provide timely financial aid to at-risk students who otherwise may not have completed their college education due to financial instability they have faced in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Quinsigamond Community College Foundation’s mission is to develop and promote resources that advance the mission of Quinsigamond Community College (QCC); to provide accessible, affordable, high quality educational and training programs and services to meet the needs of a diverse student population. This donation supports its Student Emergency Aid Fund which provides cash assistance to students to cover expenses such as housing, food insecurity, and technological resources needed to attend online classes. To date, the program has raised $145,305 to assist over 700 students in need, with each student typically receiving anywhere from $100 to $250.
Donald F. Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Webster Five, stated, “We are pleased to help support the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation and its Student Emergency Aid Fund. This donation will allow many QCC students to continue working towards their degree programs while ensuring they have the resources they need to be successful in their efforts.”
President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., Quinsigamond Community College President, stated, “We want to thank the Webster Five Foundation for their generous donation to the QCC Student Emergency Aid Fund. The Webster Five Foundation is helping us to eliminate barriers that prevent student success. This collegiate/community partnership demonstrates the commitment both QCC and the Webster Five Foundation have in making Central Massachusetts a place where everyone can grow and prosper.”