The Metropolitan Community College Foundation advances the college’s mission by creating community awareness, building and nurturing meaningful relationships, and connecting community partners with giving opportunities that fulfill their philanthropic objectives.
Metropolitan Community College has nine locations in the surrounding four-county area that provide students the chance to earn high-demand technical skills, industry credentials, and credits to help them reach their academic goals. Others use MCC to engage in lifelong learning through English-language instruction, GED or college prep courses, career training, and continuing education. The foundation connects students with scholarships, helps fund new facilities, and supports programs and initiatives through partnerships with generous community donors.
In the 2017-18 academic year, the Career and Academic Skills Center, the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, and the Construction Education Center on MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus opened their doors to students. These new facilities share a commitment to collaboration, innovation, and learning that was reimagined and would not have been possible without the $90 million investment shared by MCC and generous community donors.
Pay it Forward
People can help MCC through the foundation by giving to what aligns with their philanthropic goals, such as:
- Giving to an educational program, which helps with advisory groups, equipment donations, and student support
- Establishing professional development funds that help to keep faculty abreast of technology and curricular advances in their fields
- Creating or contributing to an existing scholarship fund of your choice to help fulfill the college’s mission by bridging financial gaps for students
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The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.