Schomp Automotive Group is providing a $250,000 gift and sponsorship to Arapahoe Community College’s (ACC) Sturm Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock. This gift will be matched dollar for dollar by the Sturm Family Foundation, which will provide $500,000 for future program innovation initiatives at the campus and student scholarships. The state of the art boardroom at the campus will be named the ‘Schomp Automotive Innovation Center’. This investment supports the ACC Lift the Gift campaign, a $5.1 million match opportunity provided by the Sturm Family Foundation.
“Schomp believes education provides the basis for a strong community and thriving economy. We have a longstanding relationship with Arapahoe Community College and are proud we can contribute to the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus where students will be well prepared for the future,” said Schomp Vice President for Business Development Michael Dunlap.
The ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus opened in August of 2019 and welcomed over 650 students and provides pathways in Business, Technology, Health, and Workforce Training. The campus, which also houses staff from Colorado State University, Douglas County School District, the Arapahoe Douglas Workforce Center, and Innosphere Ventures, has been developing innovative partnerships and programs with community and industry partners.
“ACC has had a great working relationship with Schomp Automotive through the years, and this gift and sponsorship demonstrates Schomp Automotive’ s commitment to this region and to our students,” said Dr. Eric Dunker, ACC’s Associate Vice President and Dean of Business, Technology, and Workforce Partnerships. “The Sturm Collaboration Campus’s talent pipeline initiatives to create more high quality, affordable, and pathway oriented programming would not be possible without key industry and community partners like Schomp Automotive and the Sturm Family Foundation and we are extremely grateful for their support.”
Schomp Automotive and ACC will celebrate with a naming dedication event for the Schomp Automotive Innovation Center at the Sturm Collaboration Campus at a later date.
For additional information about workforce partnerships and the Sturm Collaboration Campus at Arapahoe Community College, please contact Eric Dunker at eric [dot] dunker [at] arapahoe [dot] edu For more information about Sturm Collaboration Campus Naming Opportunities and the Lift the Gift Campaign, please contact ACC Foundation Executive Director, Courtney Loehfelm at courtney [dot] loehfelm [at] arapahoe [dot] edu.