Employee Giving Campaign

The Central Piedmont Employee Giving Campaign provides you, an employee of the college, an opportunity to express your "why." Why do you choose to do what you do every day? Or more importantly, why do you choose to work at Central Piedmont? Your gifts to the Employee Giving Campaign support institutional priorities such as scholarships, the student emergency fund, programs, faculty and staff professional development needs, and more. As a member of the Central Piedmont family, you are important to our students and to the college. Your dedicated work as faculty and staff shapes the lives of students, ensures the vitality of the college, and strengthens our community.

Thank you in advance for expressing your "why" with a gift to the Employee Giving Campaign. If you have a question, please contact the Central Piedmont Foundation at 704.330.6869.

Express Your Why: Employee Testimonials

Herbert Rembert
For Herbert Rembert, a human resource staffing consultant at Central Piedmont, his "why" is simple: He enjoys giving back to the place he's called his work home for eight years. 
Everything we do at the college is for students. So, if there's a way I can support our student body and foster our students' growth and achievement, then I'll gladly contribute to hopefully make a difference in someone else's life.
Herbert has been a long-standing Employee Giving Campaign donor. Each year, he elects to have his gift allocated to the college's greatest needs, whether that's student scholarships, program support, the Student Emergency Fund, etc.

"The chance to give back is important to me," says Herbert. "Thankfully, Central Piedmont's Employee Giving Campaign gives me the opportunity to help others through philanthropy; it's a win-win."
Jennifer Perkins
For Jennifer Perkins, a faculty member at Central Piedmont, giving to the college means supporting members of her family.

"I give because I'm a part of the greater Central Piedmont community," she says. "Because I wear that badge, it also means I get the opportunity to support this community with not only my knowledge and service, but also my gifts."

Jennifer has been giving to the Employee Giving Campaign since she joined the college as a full-time employee in 2010. It makes her feel more connected to the fabric of the college its people and its students.
Giving makes me feel as though I'm supporting the college beyond my day-to-day job duties. As a faculty member, I understand my support of students extends outside the classroom. My gift to the Employee Giving Campaign helps me accomplish this goal by gifting a student with the financial aid they need to sit in my classroom and continue their educational journey. The feeling is indescribable.

D.I. von Briesen
D.I. von Briesen, an information technology (IT) instructor at Central Piedmont, believes in what he does for a living. During his 20-year teaching career, he has seen the impact the small things can have on students - a conversation after class, a cup of coffee, or a simple text message. He asks all his students to journal their experiences and seeks to learn about them collectively and individually.
D.I. draws inspiration from his recently-retired colleague, Dr. Barbara Neequaye. During their 20-year friendship, he learned about her early struggles with racism. She was an African-American woman coding in the mainframe days. They worked together in web technologies and even swapped program chair roles. In dedicating his Employee Giving Campaign donations in honor of Dr. Neequaye, D.I. hopes his gift will encourage other pioneers to join the emerging generation of information technology professionals.
We should support that which supports us. Central Piedmont and its people have encouraged me throughout my career. Its people are my people, and that's why I contribute to the Employee Giving Campaign.
Shawn Allison
For Shawn Allison, program chair for supply chain management at Central Piedmont, he gives to the Employee Giving Campaign because it aligns with the college's student-first philosophy.
Being a 'champion of students' is part of the college's vision. By making a monthly payroll deduction, I'm doing my small part to not only give back, but also to help 'champion' our students forward as they continue their educational and career path at Central Piedmont.
Shawn's monthly contributions through his paycheck help him feel better connected to the college community. "Our students are what makes Central Piedmont so great," says Shawn. "If my gift helps just one student complete and succeed, it was money well spent."

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Central Piedmont Community College Foundation
Attn: Employee Giving Campaign
PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235

Gift Designations

You can designate your gift to support priorities of your choice. Gifts that do not have a specific designation are used where needed most throughout the year.

Designation Options

  1. Student Emergency Fund provide short-term financial support to students at Central Piedmont Community College who are experiencing an enrollment-threatening financial emergency.
  2. Student Scholarships provides students in need of tuition assistance the opportunity for a better life.
  3. Where Most Needed enables the college to respond to emerging needs and to address priorities.
  4. Other:
  • Instructional Programs support particular programs at the discretion of the Program Chair with the approval of the Campus Directors and Vice President for Instruction.
  • Campus Funds benefit a particular campus and are allocated at the discretion of the Campus Directors and Vice President for Instruction.
  • Faculty-Staff Development helps employees stay at the top of their fields.

Matching Gifts

Numerous corporations will match employees' charitable contributions by often doubling the amount of the original gift. Some companies will match gifts made by retired employees. Click here to learn if your company or your spouse's employer has a matching gift policy. Matching gifts are counted with your donation and can place you in a higher giving level. Please reference the Foundation's EIN #56-0890420 when making your matching gift request with your employer.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

The Employee Giving Campaign provides the opportunity to make a gift in honor or in memory of others. If requested, a notice of your gift is sent to the honoree or family members of your choice. You may also choose to designate your gift to an existing scholarship fund established by, in honor of, or in memory of Central Piedmont employees or family members. If you choose this option, please include the name of the fund on the pledge or donation form.
  • See Funds List
    • Victoria Bowler Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Phil Briggs Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • SSGT Lee Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Gene Bryant Award Scholarship Fund
    • Edith Strickland DeLaine Scholarship Fund
    • Bettie Dibrell Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Dr. Mel Gay Memorial Scholarship Endowment
    • Steve Gore Honorary Scholarship
    • Robert I. and Eleanor Gossett Scholarship Award
    • Mitchell Hagler Scholarship
    • Becky Hall Scholarship Fund
    • Mark Helms Service Learning Scholarship Fund
    • Sonja T. Hutchins Endowed Scholarship
    • Mary Lou Paschal Scholarship Fund
    • Wesley Patton Veterans Scholarship Fund
    • Marvin B. Rorie Marketing Scholarship Fund
    • Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship
    • Beth Zeiss Endowed Scholarship