Laura and James Bazán have each taught at Central Piedmont for over 20 years. During that time, they've seen countless students make real change in their lives and the lives of their families.
"Central Piedmont is a place where potential and possibility work hand-in-hand to create something new," Laura said.
James and Laura are inspired to give back to the college not only because of the students they see striving toward a stronger future each day, but also because of their own life experiences.
"I started college as a 32-year-old carpenter," James said, "My teachers showed me doors where I had only seen walls. It is an honor to be able to do that for others."
"Being philanthropic is important to me because someone gave to me when I started college. I come from a small farming community in Ohio. There was no way I could have gone to college if it weren't for the scholarships I received," Laura recalled. "Those people had faith in me, just as I have faith in the students who come to Central Piedmont."
Laura and James' contributions to the Central Piedmont Foundation are an investment in the next generation of students who are working toward a stronger future.
You can give today by visiting cpccfoundation.org/giving/faculty-staff.