Meet Our Donors
We thank all our planned-gift donors for their generous support. Here are some of their stories.
Mrs. Edna Michel-Moyer
Edna retired from CCBC in 2008 after 28 years of service and later returned to work with our School of Health Professions to help establish a Nursing Alumni program. In January, Edna established a Charitable Gift Annuity with the CCBC Foundation which provides her and/or a beneficiary a fixed income for life and she also named CCBC in her will as a beneficiary. Edna's commitment to CCBC and our nursing program is evident through her philanthropic support. "My philanthropic gift to CCBC is not only an investment in my future but it is also an investment in the next generation," said Edna. I read a quote once that said "all you have shall someday be given; therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors." My gift to CCBC's Legacy Society will be remembered for a lifetime as it will be used to help those in need and those who will make a difference in our world.
I encourage you to invest in our future by investing in our communities and our students. You don't have to be wealthy to make a significant impact on the lives of students.
Bob and Ellie Romadka
Bob and Ellie Romadka know better than most that CCBC is a great community institution. A prominent area attorney, Bob is a long-time member of the CCBC Foundation Board of Directors. His children, Jean, Bob and Stephanie as well as his grandchildren, Brandy and Robert - are alumni. Their connection to the college spans nearly 30 years.
Bob and his wife, Ellie, have been staunch supporters of CCBC for years because they believe it is the foundation of their community.
"CCBC is one of our favorite charities," Bob explains. "In addition to our annual support, we wanted to make a gift that would have a lasting impact on the college and community our whole family loves. In our estate planning, we have set aside funds to CCBC, through our IRA, to support the Romadka Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. We are proud to help provide future CCBC students with the opportunity to fund their education."
By making a direct contribution to CCBC from their IRA accounts, the Romadkas will avoid the double taxation that their retirement savings would face if they designated them to their heirs. The Romadkas generosity is truly a gift that will keep on giving to CCBC students and the community.
When Maryhelen Mezger’s daughter Jennie died, she knew she wanted to honor her life by leaving a legacy to the institution she attended. CCBC was Jennie’s home away from home and Maryhelen wanted to find a way to give back that would keep Jennie’s legacy alive.
So she decided to make a bequest to CCBC. Her gift would fund scholarships for students working towards a degree or certificate in fine arts and/or theatre in the name of Jennie M. Pittinger Schloarship Fund.
In May 2009, Maryhelen passed away and as part of her estate plan, she named CCBC as a benefactor. Today, because of her generosity, Mrs. Mezger’s legacy gift will help ensure that future generations of CCBC students who are interested in pursuing the arts are provided the resources and educational support they need to succeed.