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:

Arts and Humanities: Liberal arts studies encourage critical thinking and analytical skills crucial to employment in almost any field.

  • Completion of the Large Ensemble Room for the music department which will allow for larger groups to rehearse and provide additional performance space.
  • Completion of the 2D Drawing Studio for art students.
  • Needed renovations and upgrades for the Overbrook Theater.

Student Success Fund: Provides supports and assistance to help students achieve their academic dreams. Examples of areas these funds may be used are the Jayhawk Hub (food pantry and resource center), scholarships, academic and college navigation coaching, and student emergency funds (to overcome unforeseen economic circumstances that might otherwise prevent them from attending and completing classes).

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

Frye Veteran’s Student Success Fund: Fund established by Nancy Williams Frye and Hughie Douglas Frye to help veterans work through emergency financial situations while attending MCC.

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 Sue Samaniego at or (231) 777-0427.