Consumers Energy Foundation Donates $5,000 To Support Cultural Programming At MCCC

MONROE, Mich. – The Consumers Energy Foundation has donated $5,000 to The Foundation at Monroe County Community College in support of the college’s 2018-19 Campus/Community Events Series.

Monroe County Community College hosts a wide variety of programming, such as visiting art exhibits, children’s programming, live dance, theater, comedy and music to provide the community with opportunities for cultural enrichment.

While these events take place in various facilities across the MCCC campus, a majority occur in the college’s 550-seat La-Z-Boy Center, the community’s premier venue for cultural arts programming, community events, conferences, and business and industry training.

Financial support from season supporters such as Consumers Energy Foundation allows MCCC to continue to make these cultural performances affordable for the community despite rising costs for performers, production expenses, technology and equipment. 
“Arts and culture are essential to vibrant, successful communities,” said Josh Meyers, executive director of The Foundation at MCCC.  “Community partners like Consumers Energy allow MCCC to provide high-quality cultural enrichment that ordinarily is only available in larger metropolitan areas at higher prices.”

“Consumers Energy is dedicated to ensuring Michigan businesses and communities are growing and have world-class cultural resources,” said Carolyn Bloodworth, secretary/treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “This is a wonderful series that provides cultural and educational opportunities, and we value the important role Monroe County Community College plays in the community.”

In addition to Consumers Energy, the 2018-19 MCCC Campus/Community Events season sponsors include DTE Energy Foundation, Monroe Bank & Trust, La-Z-Boy Incorporated and The Foundation at MCCC.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave. in Temperance, Mich., near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

About the Consumers Energy Foundation

The Consumers Energy Foundationis the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. The Consumers Energy Foundation enables communities to thrive and grow by investing in what’s most important to Michigan – its people, our planet and Michigan’s prosperity. Since 2014, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy and its employees and retirees have contributed more than $650,000 to Monroe County organizations.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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