Atlantic Cape Launches First Major Gifts Campaign; Names Capital Campaign Cabinet

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, in collaboration with the college, took key steps in AY 2010-2011 in preparation for the launch of the college’s first major gifts campaign. Heading into fall 2011, and the launch of the public phase of the campaign, the Foundation had raised $1.5 million, 60 percent of the $2.5 million campaign goal.

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Atlantic Cape's Capital & Scholarship Campaign offers investors recognition opportunities, and invites donors to support Atlantic Cape students through the creation of scholarship programs.

To learn more about Atlantic Cape's Capital & Scholarship Campaign and other investment opportunities, contact Maria Kellett, Director of Major Gifts, at (609) 463-3670 or

"Create Opportunity — The Capital & Scholarship Campaign for Atlantic Cape Community College” had quietly gained momentum in support of endowed scholarships and the purchase of furnishings and equipment for the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) facility to be built on the Mays Landing Campus.

The Capital & Scholarship Campaign will create opportunity by:

  • Providing students with the college-based financial assistance they need to enter higher education and pursue their dreams of a college degree.
  • Preparing students to compete for jobs in fields such as health care and technology with training on state-of-the-art scientific equipment in new laboratory facilities.

"Atlantic Cape Community College is a valuable community asset that creates opportunity by providing access to superior educational programs,” said Dr. Peter L. Mora, President. “As we move forward, we understand the need to rely less on traditional sources of public funding and make our case that we are an entity worthy of philanthropic support. The Capital & Scholarship Campaign does just that and will allow us to fulfill our legacy of truly serving as the community’s college.” 

The Atlantic Cape Foundation and the college have worked with numerous volunteer community leaders on the public phase of the campaign.

Capital & Scholarship Campaign Cabinet Members:

Capital Campaign Cabinet
  • Mac Seelig of Galloway, Honorary Chair and founder and President of AC Slots
  • Will Morey of Wildwood Crest, Cape May County Chair and President and CEO of Morey’s Piers. Morey joined the Atlantic Cape Foundation Board in June 2008.
  • Douglas Fraser of Marmora, Atlantic County Chair and Vice President of the Mays Landing Golf and Country Club
  • Diane T. McKoy, CPA, of Mays Landing, Atlantic Cape Foundation President. McKoy joined the Foundation in November 2003.
  • Charles E. Pessagno of Galloway, Regional Executive Vice President of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC. Pessagno joined the Atlantic Cape Foundation Board in 2001 and served as president from 2008-2009.
  • Kenneth L. Calemmo Jr. of Sea Isle City, Chief Operation Officer of the law firm of Cooper Levenson and Second Vice President of the Foundation Board. Calemmo joined the Atlantic Cape Foundation in 2003.
  • Nicholas Cashan III of Hammonton, Vice President and Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office of Maran Corporate Risk Associates and First Vice President of the Atlantic Cape Foundation Board. Cashan has served on the Foundation since 1998.
  • Matthew D. Moeller of Haddonfield, Broker for Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, Adjunct Instructor at Atlantic Cape and Foundation member since 2003.
  • Douglas J. Heun, CPA, ABV, CFF, PFS, CFP, of Linwood, is a partner at Friedman LLP.
  • Kristi A. Bergman of Medford, Department Chair and Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language at Atlantic Cape
  • Grant Wilinski of Mays Landing, Associate Dean of Academic Support Services at Atlantic Cape
  • Dr. Sandra Harmon-Weiss of Avalon, AAUW–Cape May Branch, Scholarship Committee Chair. Harmon-Weiss joined the Atlantic Cape Foundation in 2011.