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Bucks Community College celebrates First-Generation College Student Day

Donations are needed by Nov. 30 for the ‘First in My Family’ campaign

Bucks County Community College recently celebrated National First-Generation College Student Day. Almost half of students at Bucks are the first in their family to attend college, facing numerous challenges in their academic and social journey. Bucks is committed to providing these pioneers with the support they need to succeed.

The personal stories of grit and determination of these students touched Bucks supporters Gene and Marlene Epstein, who have generously pledged a $10,000 challenge match for the “First in My Family” campaign. The Epsteins will match all contributions raised between now and Nov. 30.

“The more funds we can raise, the more lives we can change,” said Gene, a long-time supporter of Bucks, founder of the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund, and for whom the Lower Bucks campus in Bristol has been named.

The “First in My Family” campaign is about celebrating the high-achieving, first-generation students, and supporting them with opportunities and resources so they can succeed at being the first in their family to earn a college degree.

“Please help us reach our goal of $30,000 for first-generation scholars with your gift today,” said Christina McGinley, executive director of the Foundation and Alumni Relations. “We are deeply grateful for the support of the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund and for their belief in Bucks students.”

Visit bucks.edu/give for more information and to make a donation.

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