About the Foundation

The BC3 Education Foundation, Inc. is a 501 © (3) charitable organization established to support Butler County Community College. The Foundation acquires and manages private funds for the benefit of BC3.

Chartered in 1985, the Butler County Community College Education Foundation, Inc., serves as a vehicle for raising private funds to support the College's mission, goals, activities, and programs.The Foundation attributes its success to the strong leadership of the Board of Directors.The Board is comprised of volunteer members and community leaders committed to the College.


Butler County Community College Education Foundation enhances the experiences of BC3 students by providing resources to support the college's mission. As the private fund raising arm of the College, the Foundation is a driving force that links the community, students, alumni, businesses, organizations, and foundations to an environment of innovation, energy, creativity, and accomplishment.


Butler County Community College Education Foundation removes financial barriers enabling the College to fulfill its mission.

What We Do

The Foundation seeks and manages private gifts to support the College with student scholarships, equipment purchases, faculty enhancement awards, and grants for capital and program improvements.


Who We Are

Ruth Purcell, Director
Ruth Purcell
Executive Director
Carol Achezinski, Chair
Carol Achezinski
Tony Shakely, Vice Chair
Tony Shakely
Vice Chair
Nancy Hunter Mycka Nancy Hunter Mycka
Dr. Anthony Bilott, Treasurer Dr. Anthony Bilott
Arthur H. Aronson Arthur H. Aronson
Kelly Giles Kelly Giles
Robert R. Heaton Robert R. Heaton
Robert Hovanec Robert Hovanec
Jocely Howard Sinopoli Jocelyn Howard Sinopoli
David C. Huseman David C. Huseman
Rex W. Knisley Rex W. Knisley
Dr. Nicholar Neupauer Dr. Nicholas Neupauer
Martin J. O'Brien Martin J. O'Brien
Lucille Shapiro Lucille Shapiro
Ray D. Steffler Ray D. Steffler
James A. Taylor James A. Taylor