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Foundation Board of Directors

The Macomb Community College Foundation Board of Directors shall consist of four (4) Permanent Directors with full voting rights, and up to twenty-four (24) Community Directors with limited voting rights.  Community Directors shall: (a) maintain knowledge of the mission, programs, resources, and needs of the Foundation and the College; (b) advise the board regarding fundraising strategy, tactics, opportunities, sources, contacts, goals, objectives, events or other fundraising matters; (c) actively participate in the Foundation’s fundraising programs, activities and events; (d) provide significant  financial support  for the foundation directly or indirectly through  the identification, cultivation, solicitation and closing of donors as requested; (e) maintain confidentiality of donor information; (f) serve as an effective  spokesperson in the community; (g) annually provide the board with a self-assessment covering objectives achieved during the course of the year, and (h) serve as a representative of the board at college and community events.

Foundation Permanent Directors

James O. Sawyer James O. Sawyer, Ed.D., Chairperson


Macomb Community College

Katherine Lorenzo Katherine Lorenzo, Vice Chairperson


Chairperson, Board of Trustees
Macomb Community College

Elizabeth Argiri Elizabeth Argiri, Treasurer


Vice President, Business
Macomb Community College

Kevin Chandler Kevin Chandler, Secretary
Vice President, College Advancement & Community Relations
Macomb Community College

Foundation Community Directors

Wendy Batiste-Johnson Wendy Batiste-Johnson


Community Leader

Mary Bednar Mary Bednar


Director of Public Services,
Charter Township of Clinton

Matthew Casey Matthew Casey


Warner Norcross & Judd

Katherine Grenda Katherine Grenda


Former Dean Arts & Sciences,
Macomb Community College

Lesley Lambright Lesley Lambright


Professor Emeritus,
Macomb Community College

Eugene Lovell Eugene Lovell


President & CEO,
First State Bank

Dr. Donald Ritzenhein Dr. Donald Ritzenhein
Adjunct Faculty,
Wayne State University

Macomb Community College

Barbara Rossmann Barbara Rossmann


President & CEO,
Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals

Gary Schafer Gary Schafer


Community Leader

Marlene Schafer Marlene Schafer


Community Leader

Maria Silamianos Sherman Maria Silamianos Sherman


Executive VP of Business Development & Community Outreach,
Trion Solutions

Jim Varty Dr. Jim Varty


Retired, Dean of Students,
Macomb Community College


Macomb Community College Foundation
14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

Macomb Community College Foundation Tax I.D. #: 38-3495303

The Macomb Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible within the limits of the law. Contributions are deductible on your federal tax return and are eligible for State of Michigan tax credits. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.