RRCC's Children's Center Receives Buell Foundation Grant

More information:
Wren Barnes
Director, Marketing and Communications

September 30, 2021

RRCC's Children's Center Receives Buell Foundation Grant
Children's Center Serves 70 Families a Year

LAKEWOOD, CO - A recent generous grant of $40,000.00 from the Buell Foundation will support the operations of the Children’s Center at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC). Established in 1998, the Children’s Center mission is to support children as they learn about and discover their own uniqueness in a rich, caring, loving, and safe environment. "The Children’s Center staff and families are thrilled and grateful to be recipients of and be partnering with the Buell Foundation to provide the best possible early care and education to the diverse families that we serve," says Susan Padgett, Director of the Children's Center.

An auxiliary program of RRCC, the Center is located inside the college’s main Lakewood campus and accepts children of the college’s students, faculty, staff, as well as the general community. The Center is a full-day early education site serving young children ages 18 months through age five, and in a typical year, maintains a daily enrollment of 54 children and serves a total of 70 families.

“The Buell Foundation clearly understands the important role that quality childcare plays in the success of students and in supporting area working families.  Quality early childhood education has a life-long positive impact on our children.  The Foundation is incredibly grateful for their on-going support of operations to keep quality childcare accessible for area families," says Angela King, the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at RRCC.

About the RRCC Foundation
Established in 1991, the Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) Foundation is dedicated to supporting Red Rocks Community College in its commitment to students, learning, and excellence. Through seeking and allocating supplemental resources, the RRCC Foundation works to break down financial barriers for students and enhance instruction and programming across the college, ensuring students of all income levels receive an excellent higher education experience from dedicated faculty and staff. Foundation initiatives include scholarships to more than 300 students annually, mini-grants supporting staff and faculty projects, a teaching chair program that recognizes outstanding faculty, and other initiatives that enhance programming and instruction. Since its inception, the RRCC Foundation has raised more than $25 million to support the college and its students.

About Red Rocks Community College
Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 10,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.

About the Buell Foundation
The Buell Foundation is a professional philanthropic organization supporting the positive development of children through grants and partnerships with other sectors of our community. The Foundation focuses primarily on the state of Colorado and concentrates its grantmaking on programs that benefit children.

# # #

Tuesday, October 19, 2021