Who we are

The essence of our organization exists in the human spirit of learning, the genuine passion to serve others, and the determination to succeed. We gain inspiration from those who benefit from our services. We are dedicated to raising awareness of our cause and our ongoing work in serving students.

In this section you will learn about our people, mission, history, and the answers to frequently asked questions. It is extremely important to us that you understand what we do and why, so you will feel comfortable working with us. Once you understand how and why we transform students' lives, we are confident you will want to be part of this amazing and rewarding work.

Our mission

The mission of the HFC Foundation is to raise charitable support for Henry Ford College by building long-term relationships with business, civic and community leaders; alumni; corporate and philanthropic foundations; and individuals of influence and affluence, in support of the goals and objectives of the College and the educational and career aspirations of HFC students.

About HFC Foundation

The Henry Ford College (HFC) Foundation was established in 1982 as a tax-exempt organization for the purpose of raising funds in support of the College’s mission of providing access to affordable high-quality educational opportunities for all. The Foundation is led by a voluntary board of directors, comprising area business, labor and community leaders who share a passion for higher education and life-long learning. Through its efforts, the Foundation also promotes awareness and enthusiasm for HFC throughout the community.

The College's Office of Development serves as the gateway for all philanthropic activities for the Foundation and College. Under the guidance of the Foundation's Board of Directors, and with the day-to-day direction of the Vice President of Development, the Development Office oversees fund raising initiatives in the areas of major and planned gifts, annual giving, special events, as well as gift acceptance and donor acknowledgment.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.