You Can Make a Difference

The Eastern Maine Community College Foundation supports the students, programs, equipment, and facilities of EMCC.

Our generous and forward thinking donors allow us to invest in the latest technology, equipment, and improvements leading to student success and, ultimately to the economic stability of this region. We are governed by an energetic volunteer board of directors who guide our activities and offer their expert advice.

EMCC Foundation is a registered non-profit.


Giving Opportunities

There are many ways to give!

We will work with supporters to arrange convenient and meaningful methods of giving. Each giving opportunity provides a lasting benefit in helping students realize their career and educational dreams and strengthening our region’s workforce and community.


The average cost of attendance (tuition and fees) at EMCC is $3,500 per year plus room, board, books, tools, clinical fees, and supplies. Although the cost of attendance at EMCC is much lower than other Maine colleges and universities, this cost creates a burden for students striving to achieve a post-secondary education.

Scholarships support is often crucial to student success. Generally, scholarships help reduce the financial burden of college tuition. Some scholarships may be used to purchase necessary books and tools, enabling the recipient to come to class fully prepared and ready to learn.

The EMCC Foundation will work with scholarship founders to establish the scholarship name, award amount and criteria for recipient selection. Scholarships are often based on academic merit, program of study, financial need, and/or enrollment status.

Equipment Donations

The Community and Business Partnership Program is an outreach program to establish to develop partnerships with business and community organizations. These relationships allow for capital equipment and financial donations for specific academic programs.

Specific in-kind donations of program equipment and technological resources are accepted. These gifts enable students to experience “real world” scenarios in preparation for entering the workforce with skill and confidence.

Planned Giving

Planned giving offers many benefits to donors. Contributions may be tailored to meet your goals and objectives. Bequeathed gifts ensure that students will be supported in the future without affecting your assets now.

Foundation Leadership

Tammy Bryant, Co-Chair
Camden National Bank

Tony DeFeo, Vice-Chair
Community Member

Ruth Kinne-Dunbar, Secretary/Treasurer
Bar Harbor Trust Services

Corenna O’Brien
Corenna Consulting

Cornel D. Plebani, M.A.
Eastern Maine Community College

Free Martin
Ramada Inn

June Kontio
Metlife Insurance Agency

Kerrie Tripp
Greater Bangor CVB

Lisa Larson, President

Mike Haney
Community Member

Roberta Winchell, Esq.
Winchell Law

Scott Welch
Hollywood Casino

Tim Lewis, EMCC
Criminal Justice Student

Emile Genest
RSU #22 & Veazie School Department

Ericka Whitten
Holiday Inn Bangor


EMCC Foundation
Jennifer Khavari, Director of Advancement
EMCC Foundation
(207) 974-4673