About The Foundation
Established in 1999, the MCC Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that manages contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations for the benefit of Macomb Community College.
Why Giving Matters
Macomb Community College began in 1954 offering quality higher education to all members of the community wanting to advance in their careers. Macomb has grown to be a valued partner in workforce development, as well as a valued resource for community arts and cultural education. While striving to keep our fees affordable, there are still needs that are made possible only through the generosity of donors.
Through the MCC Foundation, more than $200,000 in scholarships are awarded each year. The Foundation also funds special projects to enhance the education of our students and supports many special educational programs offered to people of all ages at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts and the Lorenzo Cultural Center.
“People helping people” is the guiding philosophy behind the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union Scholarship for Fire Training and Police Academy, reflecting the credit union’s community-focus. The scholarship provided four awards of $1,250 for during the 2014 Academic year.
Creating Opportunities & Changing Lives
MCC student Adna Avdic is the winner in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service essay contest, receiving a check for $500, courtesy of the MCC Foundation. In her acceptance speech, Avdic paid tribute to her parents, who emigrated from Bosnia, sharing with her audience some of the difficulties her mom and dad faced adjusting to a new culture in America. Drawing a comparison to those born here but who faced similar difficulties nonetheless, Avdic said such perseverance is what gives her the courage to follow her own dreams, which include a college degree, travel abroad and, one day, community service work in her native Bosnia.
“People like Martin Luther King Jr. are an inspiration due to how they handled themselves and (rose above) tough situations,” said Avdic.“I would rather have obstacles along the way and reach the mountain top than to have everything easy and handed to me.”
Dawn D. Magretta, CFRE, Director
Christina S. Ayar, Manager, Fund Development & Annual Giving
Kathleen S. Wentzel, Manager, Major & Planned Gifts
Ruth Isenhoff, Administrative Assistant
14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., CS-221
Warren, MI 48088-3896
16000 Hall Road, Suite 2C
Clinton Township, MI 48038
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