One Churchville construction company made a donation of $150,000 to Harford Community College Foundation—a third of which is earmarked for state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
The college plans to name the fitness center in the newly renovated Susquehanna Center after Dixie Construction of Churchville as a thanks for the company's donation, according to a release from the college.
The remaining $100,000 will go to the college foundation's unrestricted fund that, "provides resources for scholarships/grants, innovative teaching grants, faculty and student travel, building restoration, and information technology enhancements," according to the release.
Both Diane Dixon, the company's CEO, and her General Manager husband, Dave Dixon, are HCC alums.
"We at Dixie Construction have a strong sense of community. It is our privilege to be able in return to support Harford Community College in their efforts to better our community through educating citizens, many of whom may otherwise never get this chance," Diane Dixon said in the release.
Dixie Construction began as a small paving business in 1966 and now employs more than 250 people, most of whom are Harford County residents, according to the release.