Message from the Foundation President
Dear Friends of MCC Foundation,
This past year has been one of continually adapting, of hope for a return to normal, and of transition.
We’ve learned to respond to the new needs of students brought on by the pandemic and have done so with your support and that of our generous community.
In 2021-2022, nearly $363,000 in scholarships was awarded to 433 deserving students. Many more were able to continue their studies because of funding for laptops, academic supplies and emergency student aid. All this was made possible because of our generous family of donors.
A grant of $40,000 from the Paul L. Jones Trust Fund will aid our Health Careers students with the cost of certifications and other expenses not covered by financial aid. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving continued their support for MCC students with a grant of $50,000 for scholarships.
Additionally, four new endowed scholarship funds were established that will benefit MCC students for generations to come:
- Peter Grose and Margaret Ruth Nye Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Thulin Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Benoit Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
- John Tirinzonie Endowed Scholarship Fund
The past year brought about changes, not only in how and where we learn and work, but also in the leadership of the college. We welcomed Dr. Nicole Esposito as the CEO of Manchester Community College and Dr. Tom Reynolds as Dean of Institutional Advancement.
MCC Foundation’s board of directors has also elected new leadership. Much gratitude goes to outgoing President Rosemarie Papa for her thoughtful stewardship. I am proud to serve as the new president of MCC Foundation with Yvonne Martin as vice president. Michael Lynch Jr has been elected treasurer, and Bethany Silver joins our team as secretary.
As we go about the important work of ensuring equitable access to higher education in this ever-changing “new normal”, I will call upon you, our dedicated donor community, to continue your support of the foundation’s mission. MCC students are depending on all of us.
President, MCC Foundation