RCC Educational Foundation receives $2.7 million gift

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation Inc. is the recipient of a $2.7 million charitable gift from Dr. S. Stuart Flanagan. 

Dr. Flanagan has devoted his professional life to teaching and much of his philanthropic life to providing low-income students the opportunity to attend institutions of higher education.   

The funds form the Flanagan Family Endowment and support RCC’s high school Navigator Program that embeds RCC success coaches or navigators in the service region’s public high schools. Navigators provide advising and support to those students who are especially at risk of not enrolling in any institute of higher education, including short-term workforce credential classes, within 16 months of graduation.

Earned income from the endowment will provide navigators in high schools in Mathews, King William, King and Queen, New Kent, Essex, and Middlesex counties.  Other funding sources provide navigators in the six additional…[to-view-more]