DCC Educational Foundation


The Danville Community College Educational Foundation, Inc., was established in 1982 as a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization with zero assets. While the DCC Educational Foundation supports Danville Community College in its endeavors, the DCC Educational Foundation is a completely separate entity controlled by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and its Executive Director. The DCC Educational Foundation has a separate operating budget and guidelines provided by the donors and Board of Directors as to how its funds can be utilized.

College Support

Currently, the DCC Educational Foundation has approximately $18 million in total assets to fulfill its mission of continued support for Danville Community College. In accordance with that mission, the DCC Educational Foundation Executive Director has overseen the establishment of many endowed scholarships and the creation of an endowed faculty position. The Foundation is also responsible for the promotion of faculty and staff professional development through funding opportunities and has provided funding to strengthen academic programs and encourage cultural activities. Funding provided by the Foundation has been vital in the construction of new facilities and the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment to keep pace with technological changes.

Board Leadership

DCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors

  • Mr. Brooks Powell, III, Chair
  • Mr. Ted Hodges, Vice Chair
  • Ms. Nan Freed, Treasurer
  • Ms. Elizabeth Spainhour, Secretary
  • Ms. Shahnaz Ahmed
  • Ms. Carrie Ashe         
  • Ms. Debra Carlson
  • Mr. Ryland Clark
  • Ms. Mattie Cowan
  • Mr. Ed Fitzgerald, IV
  • Ms. Portia Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Tom Grogan
  • Ms. Terri Hall
  • Ms. Valdivia Hall 
  • Mr. Eddie Herndon, Jr.
  • Dr. B. Carlyle Ramsey
  • Mr. Jesse Tate
  • Mr. Jimmie Tickle
  • Ms. Jean Carol Vernon
  • Dr. Jerry Wallace
  • Ms. Elizabeth Ware
  • Ms. Bobbye Raye Womack

Executive Director

  • Mr. Shannon L. Hair

DCC Educational Foundation - Directors Emeriti

  • B.R. Ashby, M.D.
  • Ms. Mildred W. Barkhouser
  • Mr. Carrington Bidgood
  • Mr. John Boyd
  • Mr. Patrick Daly
  • Ms. Denise H.Whittle Derham
  • Ms. Inara Dodson
  • Mr. Roy Gignac
  • Mr. Charles Harris    
  • Mr. James Kent
  • Dr. Harry T. Kolendrianos
  • Ms. Rebecca L. McGovern
  • Mr. Clyde Midkiff
  • Mr. Frank Mobley
  • Mr. Tommy Pruett
  • Ms. Virginia Roberts
  • Mr. Ralph Stanford
  • Ms. Eileen M. Stendig
  • Mr. James Sutherland
  • Mr. Melvin Vernon
  • Mr. Landon R. Wyatt
  • Ms. Hazel York
  • Mr. John H. Zechman, Jr.


Dr. Shannon Hair

Dr. Shannon Hair

Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development Executive Director, DCC Educational Foundation
Cheryl Hill

Cheryl Hill

Coordinator for Institutional Advancement