FirstEnergy Foundation Grant to Benefit RVCC Planetarium

Thursday, December 21, 2017
FirstEnergy Foundation Grant to Benefit RVCC Planetarium

The Raritan Valley Community College Foundation has received a $7,000 grant from the FirstEnergy Foundation to support new programming at the RVCC Planetarium.

The grant will enable the Planetarium to purchase the digital program Astronaut: The Greatest Endeavor Ever Undertaken, a show designed for audiences ages middle school to adults, covering topics in astronomy, biology, and technology. The new program will be available for public screenings in summer 2018.

“The Planetarium is grateful for the FirstEnergy Foundation’s support in promoting STEM in an informal educational setting, outside of the typical classroom experience. The generous donation also will enable us to acquire a new planetarium program that addresses not only astronomy topics, but life sciences as well,” said Amie Gallagher, RVCC Planetarium Director.

The RVCC Foundation is the fundraising arm of RVCC and forges partnerships with individual donors, other foundations, businesses and corporations to raise funds for scholarships. It also supports the College as a center of intellectual thought, cultural vibrancy, personal enrichment and an engine for economic growth.

For more information about the RVCC Foundation, contact Sarah Lott at the RVCC Foundation, 908-526-1200, ext. 8411 or

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit



December 21, 2017

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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