The Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has announced that Alvin Daughtridge will lead the 2019 Annual Fund Drive campaign.

Daughtridge, an executive at Fairfield Chair Company and a member of the CCC&TI Board of Trustees, has been a leader in the Caldwell County business community and an advocate for education for more than five decades.

A long-time supporter of the Foundation of CCC&TI, Daughtridge said the annual Fund Drive is a way for the college and the community to work together to prepare for the future.

“It’s humbling and exciting that we have the opportunity to not only move forward and maintain our heritage of excellence, but also, if we do our job correctly, help a lot of students,” Daughtridge said. “I truly think of the college as the change agent for the community. The Fund Drive is an opportunity for the community to say: ‘we support you and we believe you will prepare us for what the future holds.’”

The 2019 Foundation of CCC&TI Annual Fund Drive campaign will kick off for the community on March 5. At the event, Daughtridge will be introduced as the campaign chair and the 2019 fundraising goal will be announced. Last year, the Foundation raised more than $370,000 to provide scholarships, academic support, personal help for students, professional development for college employees and much more.

For more information on the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute or to make a donation to the Annual Fund Drive, go to or call (828) 726-2260.