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Our Mission

The AACC Foundation expands private philanthropy and cultivates partnerships to enhance AACC’s ability to support students and initiatives that strengthen our community.

Our Vision

As an indispensable partner to Anne Arundel Community College, the AACC Foundation ensures the college has the necessary resources and partnerships to create an engaged and inclusive society.


Graphic of the cover of the 2023 impact report.

Thanks to the support of our donors, AACC was able to provide innovative solutions and create opportunities for growth that positively impact the lives of our students. 

With support from our community, we are pleased to share some of the remarkable milestones that were achieved in 2023:

  • Raised over $3.25 million in new gifts and commitments
  • Provided over $1 million to AACC for private scholarship awards and $250,000 for programmatic support
  • Established Nineteen new donor-funded scholarships
  • Expanded corporate partnerships to broaden AACC's relationships with business and community leaders 

Read the 2023 Impact Report.

AACC Foundation Board of Directors


Dan Mathias President

Laura Westervelt Vice President

Eric Keitz, CPA Treasurer

Cara duCellier Secretary

Cullen Murray Immediate Past President


Vincent Brown Jr. Maria Worthington McKenna 
Gina Calvert Javier Melendez
Nadine Chien, Ph.D., Esq. Julie Mussog, CPA
Michael Crim Lauren Oliver
Ethan Dietrich Louben Repke
Richard Faircloth, Ph.D. John Rosso
Andre S. Habib Daniel T. Russell, CPA
Mark Hartzell  Ellen Shiery, CFP
Adam Hertz Howard Weinstein, Esq.
Mark Libby Laray Williams

Vollie Melson Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and the AACC Foundation 

Dr. Dawn Lindsay President, AACC 

Henry N. Libby, Esq. Director Emeritus

Jay Winer Director Emeritus 

Harold V. Nutt Director Emeritus (Deceased)


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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
Alexis Leo

Advancement Data Specialist
Jackie Tran