The Mecklenburg Times: CPCC to break ground on three projects

August 3, 2016

Central Piedmont Community College will break ground this fall on three construction projects being funded from a 2013 Mecklenburg County bond issue. The projects are among ten, totaling about $280 million, funded by the bonds.

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CPCC Paramedic students train PSA Airlines staff

August 3, 2016

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Imagine you're on a flight, cruising at an altitude of 30-plus thousand feet when you or the person next to you has a medical emergency. What do you do?
PSA Airlines, a regional airline headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, and a subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, wanted its crew members to be prepared in the event of an emergency on one of its aircraft. After all, in-flight medical emergencies occur in about 1 in every 604 flights according to the New England Journal of Medicine.
That's why the team partnered with CPCC's Paramedic program and requested the college's students train its crew on administering care in a close-quarters environment, such as an aircraft aisle or seat. Video

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CPCC dedicates building in honor of Tommy Norman

October 3, 2016

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) dedicated one of its administrative buildings in honor of Thomas E. (Tommy) Norman, past president of the CPCC Foundation Board of Directors, on Sept. 21.
The college dedicated the building, located along Charlottetowne Ave., in Charlotte, on CPCC's Central Campus, in recognition of Norman's almost 30 years of enhancing the educational and career training opportunities for the citizens of Mecklenburg County as a CPCC Foundation board member. Read more...
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Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer chosen to be next CPCC president

September 19, 2016

Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) Board of Trustees has chosen Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer to be the college's fourth president. She will succeed Dr. Tony Zeiss, who has been the CPCC president for 24 years. Deitemeyer will begin her tenure at CPCC in early January 2017. Full story... Read more

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Vice President Biden stresses importance of community colleges during CPCC visit

September 19, 2016

Vice President of the United States Joe Biden visited CPCC's Tate Hall on Monday, Sept. 12 to discuss how the Obama administration is making investments to support community colleges and businesses working together to create pathways to the middle class. More... Read more

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From Labels & Labeling: Sun Chemical program benefits students at Central Piedmont Community College

August 17, 2016

Sun Chemical has developed a program designed to help students obtain the tools they need and hands-on training required to understand every aspect of the ink business in the flexographic printing process. Read more

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CPCC announces finalists in search for next president

August 9, 2016

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Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) Board of Trustees has invited five finalists to interview to serve as the fourth president of the college. During their campus visits, the finalists will interview with the trustees and meet with faculty and staff during candidate forums. The board seeks to name a successor to Dr. Tony Zeiss who announced his plans to retire in February. Meet the five ...
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The Charlotte Post: CPCC President Tony Zeiss Named Charlotte Post Educator Of The Year

July 18, 2016

Tony Zeiss, who built Central Piedmont Community College into an educational powerhouse for those seeking a better life, is the 2016 Charlotte Post Foundation Educator of the Year. Read more

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Should You Make A Contribution From Your IRA?

June 28, 2016

In December 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act.  Among other things, this law permanently extends tax benefits for seniors who choose to direct IRA distributions to qualified charities. The benefit applies to taxpayers over the age of 70 ½ and to contributions up to $100,000.
A key benefit of a direct charitable contribution from an IRA to a nonprofit organization, such as Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), is that the donation counts towards an individual's required minimum distribution. A gift from an IRA may also lower income taxes owed at year-end.

Another way to give is to designate a charitable interest as the beneficiary of an IRA. This allows a donor to make a future gift of assets while providing lifetime income to one's self or family members. 

Benefits of an IRA contribution are threefold:

  • A donor can fulfill charitable intent after income needs are met.
  • Donors can provide an annual income for themselves or family members and the leftover balance to a charitable interest such as CPCC.
  • Assets which typically carry a heavy tax burden can be left to a charity without the income or estate taxes.
For more information, please contact Brenda Lea, Director, Planned Giving, at 704-330-6803. Read more

Posted in Foundation News, Gift Planning, Resources.

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