The Essex County College Foundation, Inc. is tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation authorized and established by the Trustees of Essex County College. Its mission is to establish a sustainable funding source for scholarships, innovative programs, equipment, and other needs of the college.


The Foundation Board members are business professionals with strong ties to the Essex County community. They have taken both a professional and personal interest in the college’s programs and in promoting the success of our students.


Essex County College Foundation members are committed to working in partnership with the College’s President, Dr. Gale E. Gibson, and with the Board of Trustees to meet the needs of the college and its students. Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded over 300 students with scholarships. With your generous donations, the Foundation can make an even bigger impact in the future.


We welcome your contributions! Your gifts provide critical support for scholarships, innovative programs, and equipment that are not covered by state or county funds or government grants. Information about giving opportunities is available by contacting Foundation staff identified below. Please be in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Essex County College Foundation Board
Edna Y. Baugh, Esq., Chair
Maurice Brown
Reginald Davis
Jeffrey Friedman
Dr. Gale E. Gibson, ex officio
Doris Gonzalez
Susan R. Mach
Karen McMullen
Michael L. Minor
Stephen A. Schnall
The Rev. Cannon Dr. Sandye Wilson
Calvin Souder
Dr. A. Zachary Yamba

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Contact Information

Yvette Jeffries- Associate Director, Management of Grant Funds
Phone: (973)877-3006