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Pima Foundation + Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson Make a Connection for PCC Student Success

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Catholic Foundation Awards $75,000 to Pima Community College Nursing Students

February 10, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz—Pima Community College Foundation and Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson are two independent foundations with separate missions—they unite in the goal of seeing Pima Community College nursing students thrive and graduate with lower nursing-education costs to repay. Eleven PCC Nursing students were awarded a collective $75,000 for the spring 2021 semester. Marcy Euler (PCCF President), Bryan Hannley (PCCF Board Chair) and Elizabeth Bollinger (CF Exec Director) linked the opportunity to PCC’s Scholarship Universe platform—matching scholarship possibilities with students.

Students sitting in a crowd. The crowd is smiling and laughing.
Pima Community College Nursing candlelight and pinning ceremony. Photo Credit: Mamta Pomat

Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson manages the St. Joseph Catholic Healthcare Endowment Fund in honor of the Sisters of St. Mary who established healthcare in the Tucson region in 1880. The St. Joseph Healthcare Endowment held at the Catholic Foundation funds scholarships each year to help nursing students at Pima Community College. After earning their degree, scholarship recipients are required to complete a two-year engagement in a Catholic-sponsored health ministry in the Diocese of Tucson.

Pima Foundation, established over 40 years ago, is committed to championing Pima Community College by cultivating relationships for lasting positive impact. The Foundation oversees a variety of endowments and funds for PCC, its programs and students. Community enterprises, families and individuals interested in investing in PCC student success should contact the Foundation for details on donating now and for the future.

#Inspire! Make an impact in 2021.

#KeepStudentsThriving #KeepPimaThriving #KeepTucsonThriving

Lisa Mandel, Director of Alumni, Communication and Engagement
Pima Community College Foundation