RV LIVES Fundraising Campaign Launched to Support Students
The Raritan Valley Community College Foundation is launching a special virtual fundraising campaign, RV LIVES, to help support RVCC students, many of whom have been impacted by COVID-19. The critical fundraising effort, which will run until the end of 2020, is 100 percent dedicated to supporting students and their success.
“Since the pandemic began, many RVCC students and their family members have lost their jobs and are struggling to afford tuition, rent, food, and other basic living expenses. Some are dealing with health-related issues affecting them or their families,” said RVCC Foundation Executive Director Mike Marion. “RV LIVES seeks to provide relief and resources for our students, to help them through the disruptions of COVID-19, and to keep them on track toward attaining their educational goals.”
RV LIVES will support students in a number of ways, including:
• technology and equipment challenges facing students as they transition to online learning
• increased scholarship support (including the new Emerging Heroes Nursing Scholarship)
• food insecurity and related issues
• emergency funds to address new and unanticipated daily hardships
The funds raised through the RV LIVES campaign will be administered to students by leadership from across the College, with representation from faculty, alumni, Student Life, the RVCC Foundation board, and the President’s Leadership Team.
Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.
The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
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July 28, 2020