Your Support Provides Hope and Encouragement
Donations allow us to provide more scholarships, enhance support services, and improve campus facilities. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and will help meet community needs and promote student success.
How can I help?
- Make a secure online donation today to the area of your choice at www.muskegoncc.edu/support or charge it by calling (616) 777-0660. Donations can also be mailed to: FMCC, 221 S. Quarterline Rd., 400KK, Muskegon, MI 49442.
- Participate in the Jayhawk Scramble, our annual golf outing on the second Friday in June. Proceeds benefit the FMCC General Scholarship Fund. Click here to get more information about registration, sponsorships, and other ways to be a part of this enjoyable and important event.
- Support Founder’s Day, FMCC’s annual Roaring Twenties-style event held the third Thursdays in September. Click here to learn more.
- Volunteer to assist with fundraising events (contact Tina Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more)
- Serve on the FMCC Board of Directors
- Be in the know – join the conversation on our Facebook profile formatted just for donors, alumni, and other supporters
MCC Fundraising Priorities
MCC’s fundraising efforts are managed by the Foundation for Muskegon Community College (FMCC), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with the sole purpose to support the mission of MCC through fund development. The FMCC Federal ID number is 38-2363598. Our fundraising priorities are determined by community and student needs. Our top priorities include:
- Science facility expansion project. Your support will address a critical national concern by enhancing MCC’s ability to deliver science education with the expansion and modernization of its aging and cramped science wing, laboratories and equipment. This much-needed project benefits many current and future programs, including the physical and natural sciences, mathematics, alternative energy, biofuels, EMT, nursing, engineering, and respiratory therapy.
- Health facility expansion project. Your support will expand and improve facilities to increase our capacity in many health science-related programs including support health, EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), Criminal Justice, Recreation, Respiratory Therapy, and Physical Education. Improvements to the 50-year-old Bartels-Rode Gymnasium, the most heavily used building on campus, will also provide much needed space for student life programs including intramurals and other programs that help promote student involvement and success.
- Arts facility expansion project. Your support will allow for the replacement of a 30-year-old “temporary” pole barn “fine arts” building. The new addition to support arts and humanities programming includes art studios, smart classrooms, kiln room, and improvements to the existing Overbrook Theater, music rooms, and instructional space for multimedia and other communication arts programs.
- General Scholarship Fund. Your support will provide financial assistance to deserving students to help them achieve their educational dreams
- Student Success Emergency Fund. Your support will help students who are facing unanticipated financial difficulties to allow them to continue their studies.
- Success Initiatives Fund. You can support faculty and staff-driven projects that have a direct impact on student success
- Endowment Fund. Contributions to the Foundation for Muskegon Community College Endowment Fund, managed by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, support the long-term growth of the college
- Jayhawk Athletics. Your support of our 13 sports teams will help enrich the experience of our nearly 200 gifted and dedicated student athletes
- University Park Golf Course Tee Sign Sponsor. Support the college while promoting your business or honoring a loved one on a tee hole sign at our golf course.
- Area of greatest need. Your unrestricted donations will be directed to areas to meet current need
- Your choice. Donors are welcome to designate their gift to the area of their choice. Click here to contribute to the fund of your choice.
Leave a Legacy
The FMCC Legacy Society is comprised of individuals who have included Muskegon Community College in their estate planning. Anyone wishing to leave a legacy at the College may do so through planned gifts like bequests, trusts, annuities, or by designating MCC as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. These thoughtful contributions help strengthen the endowment and will enable MCC to advance its mission to help students and communities for generations to come. Click here to download the Legacy Society form.
For many of us, making a substantial charitable gift during our lifetime is simply not feasible. Yet, most folks care very much about the future of our community and the family and friends who reside here. That future unquestionably depends on a strong and vibrant community college to sustain and grow the higher education levels necessary for individuals and communities to prosper in West Michigan. Muskegon Community College offers options for friends and supporters of the College to leave a legacy without risking personal security. For persons interested in financially contributing to the higher education of future generations, there are some surprisingly easy and uncomplicated “tools” available:
- Talk with Your Life Insurance Provider. Perhaps the simplest way to leave a legacy of learning is to ask your life insurance provider to list Muskegon Community College as a “secondary beneficiary” on your policy for a specified amount that you determine.
- Remember MCC in Your Estate Planning. Allocating a portion of your estate to the College in your last will and testament will help meet higher education needs in our community. Suggested gifts include support in the following areas: College endowment fund, scholarship needs, specific academic programs, and facility improvements.
- Create Your Own Scholarship Fund. Creating and naming a fund within the Foundation for Muskegon Community College provides a means of honoring a family member or other loved one, while also benefiting the College.
FMCC Board members play an active role in our donor stewardship and fundraising efforts. If you would like to play an active role in advancing the mission of MCC, complete a Board Member Application or contact us at email@example.com. Current board members include:
- Diana Osborn, trustee representative, President
- Wayne Barrett, Vice President
- Larry Visconti, faculty representative, Secretary
- Sean Mullally, trustee representative, Treasurer
- Ryan Bennett, member at large
- Gary Britton, member at large
- Dick Dolack, member at large
- Mary Anne Gorman, member at large
- Goeff Hansen, member at large
- Richard H. Kraft, member at large
- Barbara Lee, member at large
- Susan Zemke, faculty representative
- Dale Nesbary, MCC President *
- Tina Dee, Foundation Director *
* ex officio, non-voting members
Learn more about FMCC
- Discover the positive impact donors have on MCC students and programs by reading our 2011-12 MCC Annual Report at www.muskegoncc.edu/annualreport.
- Download a copy of the Foundation for Muskegon Community College audit
- View the Foundation for MCC 2010-11 990EZ tax form – new version to follow
- Foundation for MCC bylaws
- For more information about how your support can make a positive impact on our students and communities, contact Tina Dee, Foundation Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 777-0660.