MCCC Foundation Raises More Than $61K Through Its Micro-Campaign for Student Emergency Fund

Ken Knickerbocker
Students in the Radiography Class of 2020 donated $400 they fundraised for their pinning ceremony to help their peers. Back row, from left: Benjamin Manning, James Oh, Christopher Tatam, Morgan Kerper, Julianne Knight and Samantha Baker. Middle row, from left: Jessica Spano, Jenna Fritz, Kylah Venable, Jade Rodriguez, Loriel Outterbridge. Front row, sitting: Marlena Mercado.

Montgomery County Community College Foundation launched a micro-campaign that managed to raise more than $61,500 in gifts and pledges for the Student Emergency Fund within a month.

As part of the campaign, the college reached out to alumni, donors, employees, and community members, many of whom responded to the call for help.

“We are grateful for this overwhelming outpouring of support and kindness,” said Jay Browning, MCCC Vice President for Advancement.

The Foundation focused its campaign on three main areas where the support is most needed by students, including emergency funds, technology funds, and general scholarships. The three funds will provide help for students at both West Campus in Pottstown and Central Campus in Blue Bell, as well as The Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale.

“With the transition to online courses, students need laptops and other equipment,” said Joe Gallagher, the Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors. “Many were furloughed or have lost their jobs. This support will help them to get back on their feet and continue with their education.”

One of the donations came from the Radiography program. After learning about the campaign, the group donated $400, or half of the money they raised for their pinning ceremony.

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