Ann P. Rogers of Stamford, Conn. has been named the new Executive Director of the Norwalk Community College Foundation.
Rogers brings considerable experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit worlds. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing and Development at Laurel House in Stamford where she created a development strategy that significantly increased private funding to support individuals and their families coping with mental illness.
During more than 20 years at MBI, Inc., a privately held direct marketing company in Norwalk, Rogers reported to the CEO as Executive Vice President of the Danbury Mint Division and directed its product development and licensing business.
“We are delighted to welcome Ann Rogers to the NCC Foundation,” said Foundation President Eleanor Riemer in a release. “She brings considerable experience in both the non-profit and for profit worlds and a unique combination of fundraising, marketing and leadership strengths along with a strategic approach to growth.”
Rogers’ community service has included membership on the boards of Laurel House in Stamford and Homes with Hope in Westport, and pro bono consulting with the Harvard Business School Club of CT-Community Partners.
She holds a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
The Norwalk Community College Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that supports the mission and goals of Norwalk Community College. The Foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships every year, raises funds for academic advancement and capital projects, and works with major corporations and local organizations to develop new initiatives and educational partnerships.
The NCC Foundation (www.ncc-foundation.org) plays an essential role in the growth of NCC and its service to the community by promoting interest in, and philanthropic support of, the college. For more than 45 years, the Foundation has helped students realize their potential and prepare for careers that are essential to Fairfield County. Through the Campaign for Norwalk Community College, the Foundation raised $20 million toward the expansion, construction and outfitting of the new Center for Science, Health and Wellness, as well as programming and scholarships.
Norwalk Community College (www.norwalk.edu) was the first public, two-year college established in Connecticut. Enrolling nearly 15,000 students, the college offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. NCC’s extensive involvement with the communities it serves has made it the only community college in Connecticut to earn a place on the Carnegie Foundation for Teaching’s Community Engagement Classification (2010). NCC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College, a national distinction honoring outstanding student success initiatives; one of 15 community colleges nationwide to receive major funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for developmental education initiatives; and a member college of the United Nations Academic Impact.