Partnerships and Sponsorships

ACCT represents the governing boards of nearly all the nation’s community and technical colleges, as well as institutions in many U.S. territories and Canada.  Over 7,000 individual trustees representing nearly 12 million students each year receive ACCT publications and participate in live and virtual events.  

We welcome strategic partnerships with and sponsorships from organizations and companies that share our interest in community colleges and student success.  We offer numerous avenues for you and your organization to build awareness among our member trustees and presidents.  

Ways to Get Involved

ACCT hosts two annual conferences that cover a wide range of community college advocacy-, governance- and student success-related topics and which draw a diverse conference of elected and appointed thought leaders, college presidents and other executive-level staff, and students from all professional levels and backgrounds.  Below is a sampling of opportunities. 

Student Success Partnerships

Our member institutions benefit most from strategic partnerships that foster effective governance and student success.   Esteemed partners include the Annie E. Casey FoundationThe Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationCrimsonbridge Foundation, the National Head Start Association, Imaginable Futures, Kresge FoundationLumina Foundation, the Seldin / Haring-Smith Foundation, and Trellis Foundation

Event Sponsorships

ACCT Leadership Congress—The only annual gathering of trustees, presidents, and other policy and thought leaders that attracts attendees from throughout United States and as far as American Samoa and Micronesia.  Over 100 educational sessions and provocative keynote speakers attract over 2,000 attendees each year.  A variety of sponsorships are available at many levels.

Community College National Legislative Summit—Hosted by ACCT in cooperation with the American Association of Community Colleges, the Community College National Legislative Summit draws trustees, presidents, and students to Washington, D.C. each February to advocate on Capitol Hill and hear from acclaimed media personalities such as Chuck Todd and David Gregory, and federal officials from the White House, Departments of Education and Labor, members of the U.S. Senate and House, and more.


Our award-winning magazine Trustee Quarterly and membership newsletter Advisor are distributed to over 7,000 influential community college leaders, federal officials and legislators.  We consider advertisements for services and products that contribute to community college operations and student advancement.  We also consider advertisements in the ACCT Leadership Congress and Community College National Legislative Summit programs and mobile applications.

Corporate Council

The ACCT Corporate Council is a select group of companies and organizations that have vested interests in the community college sector, and who share the association’s interest in facilitating improved outcomes for students.  The Corporate Council meets twice a year, in conjunction with ACCT’s two national events.  Read more about Corporate Council benefits and participation. 

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Program & Thought Leadership Partners

Achieving the Dream

American Association of Community Colleges 

American Indian Higher Education Consortium 

American Public Health Services Association 

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Ascend at the Aspen Institute 

Association of Colleges (UK) 

Bellwether College Consortium 

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 


Council for Advancement and Support of Education 

Crimsonbridge Foundation

ECMC Foundation 

Education Strategy Group 

Excelencia in Education 

Health Resources and Services Association 

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy 

Higher Learning Advocates 

Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Temple University 

Imaginable Futures

The JED Foundation 

The Kresge Foundation 

Lumina Foundation 

National Asian Pacific Islander Council 

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship 

National Community Action Partnership

National College Attainment Network 

National Head Start Association

National Junior College Athletic Association 

Phi Theta Kappa 

Rural Community College Alliance 

Seattle Jobs Initiative 

Seldin / Haring-Smith Foundation


State Higher Education Executive Officers

Trellis Foundation

United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services 

United States Department of Education 

United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology 

United States Department of Labor, ETA Division of Strategic Investments 

University of Maryland Community College Leadership Program