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Changing Communities. Opening Doors. Making a Difference.

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The Farmington House: purchased for the College by Farmington Bank and named in recognition of the bank’s commitment to Tunxis.

How The Smart Money Succeeds

Liz Claman, anchor of the Countdown to the Closing Bell and co-anchor on After the Bell, which appear weekday afternoons on the FOX Business Network (FBN), was the keynote speaker at the 2012 economic conference and fundraiser of the Tunxis Foundation.

Conference Recap

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Sam Kennedy, president of Fenway Sports Management, talks business and baseball at a Foundation fund-raising breakfast
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“Business Etiquette and Its Impact on Your Bottom Line,” with Anna Post of The Emily Post Institute.
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“Business Etiquette and Its Impact on Your Bottom Line,” with Anna Post of The Emily Post Institute.
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Dr. Stephen Covey, author of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, spoke at the 2005 annual fundraiser.
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(Left to right) Brent Robertson; Christopher Sheridan; Jay DeFrank. Annual fundraising breakfast.
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Dr. Margaret Wheatley speaking at “Navigating Change in a World Transformed,” an annual Foundation fundraiser, Tunxis Community College.

Our Mission

Tunxis Community College Foundation raises funds to provide support for the students, programs and services of the College.

The Foundation at a Glance

Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, established in 1970, is a  501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization  led by a highly dedicated and talented volunteer Board of Directors.  The Foundation develops resources and creates partnerships to support the students, programs and services of Tunxis Community College.  The Foundation encourages support from individuals, businesses, corporations and other foundations.  Fundraising has supplemented state funding and tuition revenue to increase educational access, sustain instructional quality and improve the quality of life of the college’s service region.

The College at a Glance

Tunxis Community College was chartered by the State of Connecticut in 1969 to serve the Bristol-New Britain and Farmington Valley areas. It first opened for classes in October 1970 with 494 students; today nearly 12,000 full- and part-time students attend the College each academic year enrolled in credit and continuing education classes. Yet Tunxis is still small enough to offer students individual attention. Since the first graduation in 1972, more than 8,000 persons have received an associate’s degree or a certificate from the College.

Advisory Board

Board members apply their skills and experiences by volunteering on one or more of the Foundation’s committees; the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Scholarship Committee,  Board Development Committee, Donor Engagement Committee, Audit Committee and Marketing Committee.

Meet the board members

Executive Director Jennifer Destefani

Jennifer Destefani
Tunxis Community College Foundation
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT  06032
860.255.3604