PNC Contributes to Child Care Fund for FCC Students

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Grants for child care assistance for Frederick Community College students who are also parents will be more accessible this fall, thanks to a generous contribution from PNC Bank.

PNC recently presented a check for $5,000 to FCC’s Carl and Norma Miller Children’s Center to offer additional child care grants for FCC students whose children attend the accredited center’s program.

“Knowing that your children are in a safe, educational environment makes focusing on your studies easier,” said Gordon M. Cooley, PNC Bank regional president for Western Maryland. “FCC offers a quality program right on campus for parents who want to complete their degree.”

FCC has offered child care grants to offset tuition costs at the Children’s Center for qualified students through the Financial Aid Office for more than 15 years. The contribution from PNC provides additional funding and grows the grant pool available to FCC students.

“PNC is providing an essential kind of support to our students, and we are grateful for their support, because it’s about much more than writing a check,” commented Christopher Massi, executive director of the FCC Foundation.

“PNC clearly understands that finding affordable child care can be a major obstacle to completing one’s education.  Frederick Community College and Frederick County families are fortunate to enjoy this kind of leadership from our business community.”

Students who need assistance with child care at The Carl and Norma Miller Children’s Center may apply through the FCC Financial Aid Office, A204. For more information, call 301.846.2480 or email

Pictured above: Christopher Massi, executive director of the FCC Foundation, receives a donation from Gordon Cooley, PNC regional president, Western Maryland, and Craig Small, PNC senior vice president, Public Finance. At right, Doug Browning, FCC interim president, and Teri Bickel, director of the Carl and Norma Miller Children’s Center, express their appreciation to PNC. 

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