MCC Foundation to Sponsor Luncheon Presentation on New Tax Bill and Use of Donor-Advised Funds

MANCHESTER, Conn. (March 27, 2018) – The MCC Foundation invites members of the community to join Dr. Robert and Joyce Fish ’81 and financial planner David Brosnan for a presentation filled with practical advice on charitable giving Thursday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Culinary Arts Center on the campus of Manchester Community College.

The presentation, which includes lunch served by Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students, will focus on the new tax laws and their impact on donor-advised funds.

The Fishes will present a personal view on the importance of philanthropy. Robert Fish is a retired dentist from the Manchester community, a member of Manchester Rotary Club and long-time supporter of MCC. Joyce is an alumna of the college. In 2015 they were the presenting sponsor for the foundation’s Evening of Fine Wines, the annual event that raises funds each year for student scholarships and programs.

David Brosnan will provide practical advice on estate planning. He is vice president of Boston-based Fidelity CharitableSM. He has been a member of the Fidelity team since 2005, educating financial planners about donor-advised funds and how to incorporate charitable giving into their clients’ wealth management plans. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from St. Anselm College and an MBA from Babson College. He is a designated Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP).

Reservations are required. There is no charge to attend this presentation; however, attendees are asked to consider making a small contribution to benefit MCC’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality program. Click here

Contact Nicole Simmons for more information by April 6 at 860-512-2903 or email

About MCC Foundation

Manchester Community College Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 Connecticut corporation. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors, composed of business and community leaders who serve as advocates for the college and secure support for college priorities. Since 1968, MCC Foundation has supported the college’s strategic initiatives via funding for student scholarships, college programs and equipment. MCC Foundation helps build a network of community support and promotes better public understanding of the college as a regional resource.

MCC Foundation supports students through a number of scholarship funds, and each semester scholarships awarded through the foundation help hundreds of deserving students achieve their academic dreams. Last year, the foundation awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships.