Macomb Community College Foundation Highlights Donor Impact

Monday, May 13, 2024 12:00 PM

DBUSINESS Daily Update
DBUSINESS Daily Update

Macomb Community College Foundation Highlights Donor Impact

The Macomb Community College Foundation recognized donors whose contributions fund scholarships and program funds that support the college’s students and their success during the 2024 Celebration of Donors and Scholarship Recipients May 1 at the Lorenzo Cultural Center on the college’s Center Campus in Clinton Township.

Approximately 175 donors, students and college representatives attended the event.

More than $470,000 in scholarship funding was awarded to approximately 680 Macomb students during the last fiscal year, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. In addition to scholarship programs, contributions to the foundation also support program funds, including arts and culture, that advance the college’s mission of transforming lives and communities through the power of education, enrichment, and economic development.

New scholarship and program funds announced at the luncheon include:

Andrew “Drew” Garcia Information Technology Memorial Endowed Scholarship and Program Fund, established by Devon and Lauren Glass in memory of Andrew Garcia, a Macomb graduate. These funds provide financial assistance to students in an Information Technology program.

Food for Thought Student Pantry Endowed Program Fund, established by Mark Nuytten and Donna Domanke-Nuytten to support Macomb’s student food pantry, which offers nonperishable food to students and their families who are impacted by financial hardship.

Fox Elementary School Endowed Scholarship, created in honor of Sue O’Brien, Brenda Shepherd, and Debbie Gilletti for their dedication to their students. Those who have attended Fox Elementary School are eligible for this scholarship to assist them in accomplishing their educational and career goals.

Gjon Gjonaj Electrician Program Fund, established in memory of Gjon Gjonai to support students in the Electrician program at Macomb.

Medical Assisting Program Fund, established by Cornerstone Medical Group to prepare students with the necessary skills and abilities to assist physicians and providers in rendering professional services to patients.

The Pearson Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship and the Second Chance Endowed Scholarship, established by the Pearson Family Foundation to support student success and persistence at Macomb Community College. The general scholarship supports all students, including incoming high school students and those in workforce and continuing education programs. The second chance scholarship is specifically designed to support adult students that are returning to Macomb to finish their degree or certificate.

Warren Woods Class of 1973 Endowed Legacy Scholarship, established by the Warren Woods Class of 1973 to leave a legacy and assist students from Warren Woods Public Schools who wish to continue their education.

William Boyke and Susan Dillon Memorial Scholarship for the Arts, established in memory of William “Bill” Boyke and his beloved daughter, Susan Dillon. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students studying art and design at Macomb Community College.

Robert and Annie Zandany Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund, created in memory of Robert and Annie Zandany to assist with all educational expenses for students who pursuing an education in the automotive areas.