Atlantic Cape Community College conferred the fifth President’s Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award to Dennis Stacy of Northfield at the college’s 48th annual commencement, May 21.
Stacy is a Certified Financial Planner and a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Linwood. In his practice, Dennis focuses on helping his clients bring their dreams to life. He does the same for the students at Atlantic Cape Community College through his work on the Foundation board.
He joined the board in 2000, and has served as the board’s treasurer for more than 10 years. He led the effort to develop the board’s investment policies and he oversees the financial health of the organization as the chair of the Foundation board’s Finance Committee. He also serves on the Restaurant Gala and Golf Tournament committees. He lives in Northfield with his wife, Judy, an alumna of Atlantic Cape’s nursing program.
“We are very grateful for Dennis Stacy’s commitment to Atlantic Cape’s Foundation and the college as a whole,” said Jean McAlister, interim dean of resource development & president/Board of Trustees operations. “His expertise is invaluable, and his longevity as the treasurer of the Foundation Board has provided us with the tools for financial stability.”
The award, initiated by a special committee of the Foundation Board, recognizes a current or past member of the board who has demonstrated leadership, advocacy and support on behalf of the college and its students. Past recipients include Diane T. McKoy of Mays Landing; Robert Mullock of Cape May; Charles Pessagno of Galloway; and James Cooper, Esq., of Margate, President Emeritus of the Foundation.
Atlantic Cape established the Foundation in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity to build a broad base of financial support for its programs and services. Foundation members are drawn from local industry and small businesses and represent a broad cross-section of active leaders in the community. The Foundation has raised more than $3 million for scholarships, Foundation operations and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment. Annually, the Foundation provides nearly $300,000 for institutional scholarships, grants and emergency help.