This is why

If you could improve someone’s life, would you?

When you give to the TRC Foundation, you are supporting the entire Three Rivers community.  Many of our students go on to four-year universities, others become employed as engineers, nurses or other successful careers. Some students move on as paid interns or apprentices with local employers.

You can put your gift to work right away by endowing a scholarship that will be invested to ensure that there will be opportunities for students of the future or give an unrestricted gift to help support our cultural and fine arts programs, state-of-the-art equipment for a myriad of programs and majors.


The Foundation is an important resource for the College, soliciting and accepting gifts to support the educational needs of its students, faculty, staff and community.  Our goal is to grow our annual appeal and increase our endowment. With decreased state and federal funding, gifts large and small have helped us grow our assets to more than $4.5 million.

Annual Scholarships & Awards         

Minimum donation of $250: These gifts are designated for a wide variety of college scholarships, awards, programmatic enhancements, tutoring support, etc. and funnel through this program.

 Endowed Scholarships

Minimum donation $15,000. These gifts are invested and the earnings is used for a defined purpose.  Endowed gifts permanently provide funds to support their objectives.  Help us grow out endowment!

Unrestricted Gifts

Gifts of any size allows the Foundation to help meet current and unexpected needs of students and the College

Gifts can be made in honor or in memory. Discuss your interest with the Advancement Office about other ways you would like to help Three Rivers.

Our distinguished and talented Faculty and Staff are supported with professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Gifts from our alumni, foundations and community partners support “Request for Funds” that improve the learning environment with program enhancements, state-of-the-art equipment, lectures and motivational speakers free of charge for our students and local community.

Disbursement “Request for Fund” Range $100 – $25,000

Gifts large and small add up!

Ways to give


Give now through our secure online website

By Mail

Checks Payable to:
TRC Foundation
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360

By Phone

Call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 860-215-9043

Annual Foundation Events – Another way to give

Each year, we hold two major fundraisers — our Golf Tournament and an evening dedicated to celebrating a person or event associated with Three Rivers. They’re a great way to have fun, meet the movers and shakers of the community, and support Three Rivers, all at the same time. Here are some of our past events:

Three Rivers College Foundation Golf Classic

On August 14, 2017, we held our 20th annual Golf Classic at Fox Hopyard in East Haddam. Over $40,000 was raised to fund college initiatives and programs, student scholarships, books, classroom equipment and so much more. For the first time this year, the Foundation funded a summer scholarship program to aid over 50 students on the path to graduation.

A Dream Realized – an Evening Honoring Dr. Grace Sawyer Jones

On March 10, 2017, this exclusive evening honored TRCC’s President Emerita Grace Sawyer Jones with the naming of the Dr. Grace Sawyer Jones Lecture Hall. In addition, the evening included a Silent Auction of student artwork, a social hour and dinner.

Check back for next year’s events or join our mailing list by emailing, and we’ll be sure to notify you.