Harford Community College Receives More Than $600,000 From Tucker Charitable Trust

15 February 2021
Gift will be used for scholarships and the College's Foundation, Library and cultural arts programs.

Harford Community College today announced a $615,848 gift from the Barclay D. Tucker II & Betty Lou Tucker Charitable Trust.

The Tucker Charitable Trust was established by longtime supporters of the College who were at the time residents of Havre de Grace. When the Tuckers' gift was announced in 1995, it was the largest private gift to Harford Community College and the largest private donation to a community college in Maryland.

The Tuckers felt strongly about the value of community colleges and Harford Community College specifically. They saw firsthand how community colleges are a real service to the community. The Tuckers enjoyed attending cultural events at the College, and Mrs. Tucker took classes at Harford toward her degree in dental hygiene. Mr. Tucker's aunt was a librarian at the College, and their good friend was the men's basketball coach until his passing in 1994.

Their charitable trust was established so it would be a lasting legacy that would benefit Harford Community College and give students the opportunity to further their education.

Summary

Announced in 1995, this was the largest private gift to Harford Community College and the largest private donation to a community college in Maryland.

  • $615,848 gift from the Barclay D. Tucker II & Betty Lou Tucker Charitable Trust.
  • The Tuckers felt strongly about the value of community colleges and Harford Community College specifically.
     

The Tuckers

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About Harford Community College Foundation
The Harford Community College Foundation awards more than $400,000 in scholarships annually to students. Making education affordable and accessible is the mission behind the work of the foundation and the inspiration found within the generosity of individuals who make it possible. To learn more about the foundation and scholarship funding, visit harford.edu or contact Denise Dregier, director of development, at 443-412-2428.


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