Fundraising

Presidential SearchThe Foundation at Monroe County Community College is a 501(c)(3) Michigan non-profit corporation that was established in 1998 by the MCCC Board of Trustees as the development and enrichment organization of the college. The Foundation is a community-based, charitable organization dedicated to the educational, cultural and financial enhancement of MCCC. The Foundation currently has a board of 30 directors including a broad spectrum of the community leadership. The Foundation has been successful in elevating the college to a place of high prominence as a philanthropic choice for citizens and corporations in Monroe and as desirable recipient for grants, both private and governmental. In 1999, the MCCC Board of Trustees and The Foundation embarked on a $12-million capital campaign to construct the facility now known as the La-Z-Boy Center/Meyer Theater for Instructional Training and the Performing Arts. The campaign, which concluded in 2004, exceeded the goal and raised more than $13.5 million.  During the last decade, The Foundation has been successful in securing a number of federal grants exceeding $10 million in the aggregate, including a highly competitive U.S Department of Education Title III grant in the amount of $1.6 million to expand fundraising capacities at MCCC.  Currently, The Foundation is providing the leadership for the capital campaign for the Career Technology Center.