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Friends of MCC Foundation to Host Day of Giving for Student Success Fund[Monday, November 9, 2020]
The Friends of McHenry County College (MCC) Foundation will host a special MCC Day of Giving on Thursday, November 12. During this college-wide day of philanthropy, alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, friends, and the community are encouraged to donate to support the Student Success Fund at MCC.
The Student Success Fund helps MCC students with financial support to handle unexpected and unique emergency expenses such as medical bills, essential vehicle repair, technology needs, or utility bills. Through this fund, the College aims to improve retention when unforeseen circumstances may impact a student’s ability to stay in college and complete their educational goals.
“More students than ever need our help this year due to the impacts of COVID-19,” said Brian DiBona, Executive Director of the Friends of MCC Foundation. “Our goal is to raise $3,000 to help these students continue their education in these trying times. The Friends of MCC Foundation Board of Directors will be matching donations dollar for dollar, up to $3,000. That means together, we can raise $6,000 for the Student Success Fund.”
The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports MCC students, and is the sole organization authorized to raise private funds on behalf of the College. In addition to the Student Success Fund, the Foundation offers hundreds of student scholarships; operates Education to Empowerment, a scholarship and mentoring program for female students; and manages the College’s Alumni Association and related alumni events.
Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible, and all proceeds go directly to helping students. College supporters can make gifts of any size at www.mchenry.edu/giving or by calling (815) 455-8721. For more information about the Friends of MCC Foundation, visit www.mchenry.edu/supportmcc.