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Now is the time. Our region is growing and our economy is changing. We need new ways to educate and support our students. Our community is counting on us. Learn about the Launching the Future campaign.

Our Mission

Our mission at the AACC Foundation is to secure and steward philanthropic gifts. These gifts increase access to higher education for our community through student scholarships, and enhance the educational endeavors of the college.

AACC Foundation Board of Directors


Frank R. Campbell, Esq. President

Dan Mathias Vice President

Eric Keitz, CPA Treasurer

Rev. Dr. Diane Dixon-Proctor Secretary

Cullen Murray Immediate Past President

Board Directors

                       Michael Amwoga                        (Student Member)  Cindy O’Neill 
Dr. Shawn Ashworth David Orso
Janet Clauson Louben Repke
Dr. Richard Faircloth Dr. Marcianna Rodriguez
Mark Hartzell John Rosso
Brittany Jones Pete Smith
David Leach Jay Strickland
Henry N. Libby, Esq.                  Lawrence W. Ulvila Jr.                 (Lead Trustee Liaison)
Kevin Lusby Howard Weinstein, Esq.
Julie Mussog, CPA Laura Westervelt

Vollie Melson Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and the AACC Foundation 

Dr. Dawn Lindsay President, AACC 

Jay Winer Director Emeritus 

Harold V. Nutt Director Emeritus (Deceased)

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc., a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization with a federal taxpayer identification number of 52-6078381. Every gift, regardless of size, matters to AACC students and helps make it possible for them to complete their program, get a good job and give back to our community.

The easiest and quickest way is to use our secure online giving form.

If you prefer, checks, made payable to the foundation, may be sent to: 

Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc.
101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

 For information on opportunities to support AACC, read our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a gift of stock/bonds/mutual funds?

To initiate a transfer held by a brokerage or commercial bank, notify the broker or bank that you intend to electronically transfer the funds to the college. This often can be done online.

Important: Call the college at 410-777-2515 or email when you intend to transfer funds.

To make the transfer, contact:

Wilmington Trust, 410-545-2765
Attention: Elizabeth Baker
Account Name: Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc.
Account Number: 1041216, Participant (DTC) Number: 990, Institutional ID Number: 26385

How can I join Circle ‘61?

The Anne Arundel Community College Foundation greatly appreciates the vision and generosity of those who leave a bequest in their will or trust to support the college and the success of our students. The name Circle ’61 was established as a reminder of when AACC opened its doors to the community in 1961. The circle signifies our continuum of educational excellence, with more than 50 years of support from our community.

For you and your advisor's consideration, we offer the following language to include in a will or trust document: "I give $____________ or _______ % of my estate (or otherwise describe the property) to the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Inc., a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization with a federal taxpayer identification number of 52-6078381, located at 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012, phone: 410-777-2515."

For information on making a planned gift to the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation, contact Wendy Thomas at 410-777-1309 or

Can I designate my gift to a specific area or program?

Gifts to the AACC Foundation provide unrestricted support for the college, allowing the foundation to put funds to use where the need is greatest. However, if you are interested in supporting a specific scholarship or program, contact the foundation at 410-777-2515 or

Can I make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one?

Yes, you may make a gift to AACC in honor or in memory of a family member, classmate, faculty member or other loved one, mentor or friend. Indicate whom you are honoring when making your gift.

How can I increase the impact of my support through a matching gift?

Many companies and foundations will double the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members and retirees. Contact your human resources office to see if your organization matches charitable gifts to AACC.

AACC is a publicly funded institution. Doesn't the county/state take care of its needs?

Anne Arundel Community College is a publicly funded institution, but diminishing public funding requires the college to seek and secure other sources of revenue to develop and sustain programming and provide scholarships to meet student needs. Pell Grants, the largest source of scholarships designated for the most underprivileged community college students, once covered the entire cost of obtaining an associate degree. A recent national study estimated that current Pell Grants only cover 62% of the cost of a two-year degree. Gifts from individuals, business and foundations make it possible for more students to enroll, complete their degree, get a good job and give back to our community.

Exterior of Isaac Cox House - Foundation

AACC Foundation

Arnold Campus
Isaac Cox Building
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012 

Phone: 410-777-2515
Fax: 410-777-2870


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Our Staff

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Executive Director
Vollie Melson

Director of Development
Wendy Thomas

Director of Development Operations
Laura Strayer

Donor Relations and Scholarship Specialist
Holly Cole

Major Gifts Officer
Sarah Reilly

Stewardship and Communications Specialist
Bailey Hendricks

Advancement Data Specialist
Jackie Tran