Northeastern Junior College Foundation partners with Eastern Colorado Community Fund

Northeastern Junior College Foundation partners with Eastern Colorado Community Fund

PUBLISHED: June 3, 2021 at 5:20 p.m. | UPDATED: June 3, 2021 at 5:36 p.m.

June 3, 2021

A new partnership between the Eastern Colorado Community Fund (ECCF) and Northeastern Junior College Foundation aims to benefit both entities, according to an announcement from the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, the parent organization of ECCF.

“Northeastern Junior College Foundation is extremely pleased to have entered into an agreement with the Eastern Colorado Community Fund,” said Jim Smith, president of the Northeastern Junior College Foundation. “This collective venture will enable both entities to benefit – to use each other’s strengths to continue to fund the needed financial assistance in Eastern Colorado – to secure and grow those assets to provide education for many students, and also support other nonprofits well into the future.”

For over 40 years, the NJC Foundation has helped convert its generous donors’ assets into scholarships and grants to assist with improving the Sterling-based community college.

“The ECCF is proud to partner with the NJC Foundation as the exclusive manager of its endowment funds,” said John Chapdelaine, ECCF director. “ECCF and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado will provide a sophisticated investment program, planned giving services, and enhanced regional recognition of the NJC Foundation’s work. We look forward to working with the NJC Foundation’s staff and board to grow the endowment funds.”

Kristin Todd, new president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, explains, “Our staff’s experience and expertise will provide services far beyond the usual investment advisor, as personal service is our Community Foundation’s hallmark.”

“We’re thrilled to offer the highest level of integrity and serve the communities in northeast Colorado,” Chapdelaine said.

“We all need to be good stewards of the gifts given to us,” Smith said. “At this time, we believe we have greatly increased our ability to ensure that the legacies of many will be here for a long, long time.”


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