About the Foundation

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The mission of the New River Community and Technical College Foundation is to complement New River Community and Technical College's efforts in providing higher education and enhanced workplace skills, to optimize student access to educational programs and services, and to provide a margin of excellence unavailable with state and federal funds.

The New River Foundation Board of Directors provides oversight for the Foundation, in conjunction with the president of the College and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement who serve as ex-officio members of the Board. The membership of the Board of Directors is comprised of representatives of the four Boards of Advisors representing each campus:  Greenbrier Valley, Mercer County, Nicholas County and Raleigh County.  The members of the Boards of Advisors represent the industry sectors operating in the college's service area and the K-12 education community.  In addition, the Campus Deans serve as ex-officio members for their respective Board.

The Foundation was established in 2007 to address a number of challenges being faced by our institution.  But there is just one, truly simple purpose for our existence: the people of southeastern West Virginia need convenient access to high quality, affordable higher education and the Foundation will ensure that we can provide it. We are an organization devoted to advancing educational opportunities.  New River needs new and upgraded facilities. Our students need financial help to achieve success. We need laboratories for learning. We need the best instructors available. The people of southeastern West Virginia deserve nothing less.

The New River Foundation is seeking funding from a number of sources. We will apply for grants and other government funding sources and we will hold events and other fundraisers. But ultimately, our success depends entirely upon people like you. Regardless of the level of support we have from government, without financial support from our communities we will fail in our mission.

We will use the funds in three distinct ways:

Bricks and mortar - Constructing new facilities and renovating the buildings we currently utilize for instruction.  Our dynamic ten-year facilities master plan details dramatic changes and additions to our current facilities.

Technology upgrades - Providing the latest technological advances to enhance student learning.

Scholarships - To help those students who cannot pay for higher education, yet still strive for a brighter future.  Over $2.2 million dollars have been raised for scholarships, making educational opportunities available for over 200 students.

Ultimately, each penny we raise will be devoted to our mission: to improve lives and enrich our communities. As an independent 501(c) (3) organization, your gift to the foundation is 100 percent tax deductible.

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Moving Celebration

In celebration of the new Mercer County Campus, the college will be having a moving celebration outside the new location at 1001 Mercer Street in downtown Princeton on Thursday, July 31 from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on that day.  There will be lemonade and cookies as well as staff available to answer questions about plans for the campus and to assist with registering for classes.