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:

Downtown Center:  The Downtown Center will house MCC’s Applied Technology Department and the Rooks|Sarnicola Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.  You can help provide equipment for training in manufacturing, CAD (Computer Aided Design), engineering, and welding.  The Rooks|Sarnicola Institute will feature a “makerspace”, allowing inventors from our community a place to fabricate prototypes.

Health and Wellness Center:  Our new Health and Wellness Center will feature state-of-the art equipment for health science-related programs and training facilities for our outstanding athletic teams.  In addition, campus and community members will have access to services from Mercy Health.

Arts and Humanities: Renovated and added space will house art studios, a kiln room, theater, music, and communication arts programming.  Liberal arts studies encourage critical thinking and analytical skills crucial to employment in almost any field.

Student Success Emergency Fund and other Scholarships: Emergency funds help students overcome unforeseen economic circumstances that might otherwise prevent them from attending classes.  All FMCC scholarships provide financial assistance to deserving students and help them achieve their academic dreams.

Areas of greatest need:  Unrestricted donations give FMCC the flexibility to meet current needs.

Donor’s choice: Designate your gift to the area which most inspires you.  You decide which path to student success you’d like to support.

For more information about how your support can make a positive impact on our students and communities, contact Amy Swope at or (231) 777-0571.