Annual Impact Report

Message from the Foundation President

Dear Friends of MCC,

Over the past year, your generosity has made an impact on the lives of thousands of MCC students.

More than 400 students benefitted from scholarships and tuition assistance. Your support provided emergency funding for students on the verge of dropping out due to sudden and significant personal challenges. You also made it possible for the foundation to support the college with resources for important, education-enhancing programs and upgrades.

Advanced music students had the opportunity to learn from master artists through the Masterclass Series, ESL students obtained Medical Office Assistant certificates through a partnership between MCC Foundation and the Capitol Region Education Council. Equipment was upgraded in MCC’s science and engineering labs, culinary arts center and visual fine arts studios.

Because of you, MCC Foundation was able to respond to the needs of our students and state – investing in the programs, learning tools and technology that will prepare MCC students for our workforce.

We are grateful to you for making all this possible.

Going forward, we anticipate we’ll need your support more than ever. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it became clear that our students are faced with  challenges that pose significant barriers to achieving their dreams through higher education. MCC proved itself to be nimble in responding to the needs of its students as classes abruptly switched to distance learning, but personal technology such as laptops and current internet technology were major issues for access and educational equity.

As the state faces the challenge of reopening in the wake of what we hope is the worst of COVID-19, the support and generosity of foundation donors will make more of a difference than ever before. And though the needs of our community may shift, our mission has not – we are committed to helping MCC students succeed, with your help.

As you reflect on the past year I hope you will sense the incredible impact your generosity has had on so many deserving students. As we look forward, we will embrace our ability to adapt and continue to do the important work that ensures equitable access to higher education.


Rosemarie Papa
President, MCC Foundation

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