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Founder’s Day Raises $20,625 for Arts and Humanities at MCC

The 2014 Founder’s Day attracted more than 175 guests to The Lake House in downtown Muskegon on Sept. 18, when the Foundation for Muskegon Community College (FMCC) event netted more than $20,625 for instructional equipment, supplies, and scholarships to support the study of arts and humanities at MCC.

“Founder’s Day honors our past, while promising a brighter future,” explained Tina Dee, the FMCC director. “We enjoyed hosting our esteemed alumni, community leaders, and other friends of higher education.”

Local musicians collaborated as the Muskegon All-Star Revue, the “unofficial” house band for Founder’s Day, while the guests, many donned in 1920s era attire to keep with the Roaring Twenties theme, bid on more than 75 silent auction items donated by local businesses, employees, and community members

“The outstanding music is always the centerpiece of the event, so it’s especially appropriate that all the profits from this year’s event will help improve the study of arts and humanities at MCC.” said Dee. “The Charleston dance demonstration, number of art pieces on the auction tables, and participation of the theater department really helped showcase the great opportunities for MCC students.”

“In terms of overall support from auction donors, volunteers, number of sponsors, and attendees, the event continues to increase in success each year,” she explained. “I think this is due to the enhanced understanding of how important higher education is to the communities we serve. In addition to raising funds, our main goal was to increase awareness of MCC’s mission while having a swell time in Roaring Twenties style. It’s clear that goal was met.”

The 1926 founding of Muskegon Community College is celebrated the third Thursday each September. Tickets for the next event, on Thursday, September 17, 2015, are only $19.26 each and will be available in July 2015. 

 

Check out photos from this year’s Roaring Twenties celebration
(click on any of the thumbnails to get a closer look!)

  

 Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors!

Putting on the Ritz Sponsors

   
 

   

 

Supporting Sponsors

Alcoa Howmet * Barnes & Noble College Booksellers * Comcast Business
Consumer's Energy * Custom Service Printers * Davenport University
Dynamic Conveyor * Holland Litho Printing Services * Michigan Office Solutions
MLive Media Group * PNC Bank *  Port City Construction and Development
Prein&Newhof * Quality Tool and Stamping * RCP Marketing

Roy J. Portenga PLC * Trophy House
Tyco/Simplex Grinnell * Western Michigan University
 
 


Founder's Day is observed the third Thursday of each September. For more information about Founder's Day, contact Tina Dee, Director of the Foundation for MCC, at (231) 777-0660 or tina.dee@muskegoncc.edu.