JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Community College and the JCC Foundation have received a major gift from the Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation for renovation of music facilities on the Jamestown Campus.
The Sheldon Foundation has awarded a $1.1 million grant that will enable JCC to upgrade classrooms, equipment, and facilities for the music program in the Arts & Sciences Center.
For many years and through several important initiatives, the Sheldon Foundation has provided financial support to JCC, noted Kirk D. Young, vice president of enrollment management and institutional advancement.
“The foundation’s contributions have greatly enhanced the college’s ability to perform its critical mission,” said Dr. Young. Throughout its history, the Sheldon Foundation has contributed nearly $5 million to the college.
JCC president, Cory Duckworth said, “The Arts & Sciences Center provides educational opportunities for our students in a variety of academic disciplines. It is essential that we continue to renew this facility to remain at the forefront of providing high quality programs.
“We deeply appreciate the Sheldon Foundation’s commitment to provide over $1 million in private funding to help renovate and expand music education facilities and other sections of the building,” Dr. Duckworth added. “The Sheldon Foundation has been a terrific partner with JCC over the years in providing needed upgrades to our Jamestown Campus.”
Maria Kindberg, JCC’s dean of arts, humanities, and health sciences, stated, “The expansion of, and upgrades to, the music wing will allow for state-of-the-art instruction in a dynamic learning environment. JCC’s music program has served students and the community for many years and we look forward to the program growth that the renovated facility will support.
“We are extremely grateful to the Sheldon Foundation for its continued support of academic excellence at JCC,” Mrs. Kindberg said. “Without the foundation’s support, this project would not be feasible.”
JCC anticipates renovations will begin this summer.