Why Philanthropy

Why Philanthropy

HCC graduates will give back to society

“… Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.” – Luke 12:48

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” – Franklin D Roosevelt

“We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who
know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so
much to give but never get the opportunity.” – Dorothy Height

“From those who have much, much is expected”. – Bill Gates

These quotes sets the tone for our expectations of each other. HCC graduates are blessed with opportunities that many will never have. As a consequence HCC graduates will be expected to contribute to the wellbeing of others and the future of others. A Christian society by its very nature inculcates the concept and lives by the idea that we are truly blessed and therefore should feel compelled to give back; not out of duty as this becomes mechanical but to give from the heart as God truly has to all of us by extending his grace to us in an overwhelming manner.
Therefore, HCC graduates will lead efforts that meet needs in society and in so doing demonstrate their discipleship and distinctiveness.

HCC graduates will give back to their churches
HCC is a Christian institution. Our faculty, staff and the majority of students are at HCC because they wish to participate in education framed with in a Christian worldview. HCC graduates will learn to extend their abilities into their church communities; become leaders and make a difference in the Kingdom. Charitable donations are a tool for accomplishing objectives and churches need this kind of help to accomplish corporate goals. HCC graduates will help.

HCC graduates will give back to the next generation
HCC graduates will understand that as part of the HCC extended family for the rest of their lives, they are obligated to provide opportunities for future young people. We expect our graduates to learn that charity and giving of time to HCC is one of the worthy ways of “giving back” and is critical to the future growth and accomplishments at HCC. In some ways, helping HCC also ensures the lasting value of their experiences at HCC. A strong HCC is in the best interest of graduates as well as future students.
HCC will encourage its graduates to give back so future students can enjoy opportunities to develop their ideas.

HCC graduates understand stewardship
Being responsible to the concept of helping provide value in society, church and home requires understanding of the idea of stewardship. Stewardship looks to the future and brings current activities into line with future needs. Today’s immediate needs may be real but they should also look forward to the impact to the future. The idea of sustainability is a prominent