Bristol Community College Foundation

Dear Bristol Graduate and Friend of the College,

Valedictorian Katherine Haley inspires us. In 2021 she graduated top of her class, overcame extraordinary adversity in her life, and achieved academic excellence that earned her a seat in the Ivy League. Read more about Katherine in Glamour Magazine's "Community College Woman of the Year" article.

Katherine Haley- glamour magazineGlamour Community College Woman of the Year: Katherine Haley, Recovery Advocate and Ivy Leaguer 

Katherine’s success is not unique. Your donation provides critical support that goes directly to our students. With 49% of them eligible for Pell Grants, and 44% being the first in their family to attend college Bristol's students demonstrate great strength and determination.

Your investment in our community college makes a tremendous impact.You allow students to discover a career path.Your support allows our students to reach great heights.

At Bristol, hopes and dreams are first shaped and then nurtured. Our communities are enriched and made stronger by every success. Bristol provides an astonishing return on your investment.

We urge you to make a gift today in support of Bristol students, to whom we are all so passionately dedicated.   


Dr. Laura L. Douglas, President
Bristol Community College

Thomas P. Murray, President
Bristol Community College Foundation

Ps: Accept our sincere thanks if you have already donated to Bristol.



The Bristol Community College Foundation has been sustaining the college’s mission through fundraising for nearly 40 years.  

The Bristol Foundation assists the college in meeting the lifelong educational needs of the growing and changing communities it serves. Together, we bring dreams within reach!


You are our Champions

Bristol is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated and generous community of supporters. In FY21 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021), 401 donors contributed over $1,000,000 to the Foundation, helping the college continue its work putting life-changing opportunities within reach. On behalf of the faculty, staff and students at Bristol, thank you!

You provide direct support to students

In FY21 the Bristol Foundation awarded 306 scholarships for a total of $460,000. Bristol students benefit from reduced loan debt because of your generosity. Over the past decade, $12 million has been directed to student-related programs because of donors like you.

You fund programming that meets many goals

Bristol faculty and staff are here to provide a great education and the supports that sustain our students. Whether it is equipment, innovation grants or CARE Fund assistance, the Bristol Foundation's gifts and grants make Bristol a high-quality, affordable experience.  

Without you, we would not be the college partner that we are. We can’t do it without you. Thank you for your generous support.

Donate today by CLICKING HERE, or visit the Bristol Foundation Office at the Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree St., Room D118, Fall River, MA 02720.