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Montgomery County Community College Foundation to host third annual Day of Giving Tuesday, Dec. 7

Montgomery County Community College Foundation to host third annual Day of Giving Tuesday, Dec. 7
 
Nov. 15, 2021, Blue Bell/Pottstown, Pa.—  Commemorating its original founders who came together 57 years ago, and the countless students who have received a high-quality, affordable education as a result, Montgomery County Community College and its Foundation will host the third annual “Day of Giving” fundraiser Tuesday, Dec. 7.
This year’s goal is to raise $5,700 during this 24-hour challenge to celebrate MCCC’s 57th anniversary. Each year, alumni, friends and family make the Day of Giving an unforgettable event. Past year donations have been essential to support students and the greatest needs of the College. To make a donation, visit mc3.edu/dayofgiving.
“The Day of Giving is one of the best ways to directly impact the needs of Montgomery County Community College students financially,” said Jay Browning, Executive Director of the Foundation. “Through your donation, you’ll help ensure they stay on the path to a successful and brighter future.”
The Day of Giving event is incredibly important to the College each year, because it identifies the greatest challenges students currently face and looks to find ways to support them, said Krissy Freeman, Associate Director of Annual Giving Programs.
Last year, for example, donations received during the Day of Giving were made to the Emergency Fund to support students’ needs during the pandemic, which included loss of employment, and food and housing insecurities. During the first year of the program, donations were made to the General Scholarships Fund which help with education-related costs including tuition, textbooks, supplies, uniforms, etc.
This year, donations received during the Day of Giving will be designated to the Student Technology Fund. The necessity of student access to technology on-and off-campus has only been emphasized over the past year. The goal is to help purchase devices for students who cannot afford them. This year’s donations made during the Day of Giving will help pay for student laptops, hot spots, monthly Wi-Fi bills, software and any technology required for specific courses, such as Nursing or Electrical Engineering Science.
“It directly helps a student stay on track without getting behind,” said Freeman.
The Foundation will once again be using peer-to-peer fundraising, she said.
“It’s a way for any donor or supporter of the College to become a leader of the campaign,” she said, “and encourage their network of friends and family members to donate by setting a personal goal.”
Full details on creating a personal fundraising page can be found online. For more information about the Day of Giving, or to make a donation on Dec. 7, visit mc3.edu/dayofgiving.
Established in 1983, the Montgomery County Community College Foundation provides: scholarships for deserving students, grants for faculty projects, equipment and technology, emergency funds for students in need, support for cultural enrichment activities on campus and financial resources for other college programs and activities. The Foundation is able to make a difference in the lives of our students thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, community friends, private foundations and corporations. To see how you can make a difference and discuss how your gift can be most meaningful to you, contact the Foundation at 215-641-6324 or foundation@mc3.edu.
Written by Eric Devlin

Photo 1:  Montgomery County Community College’s Day of Giving on Dec. 7 will help raise money for the Student Technology Fund to provide laptops, software and technology to students so they can complete their courses. Photo courtesy by David DeBalko
About Montgomery County Community College 
For more than 56 years, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, at the Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale, and online.  
 
As an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to remove barriers to access, improve learning outcomes, and increase completion for all students. The College also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For the sixth consecutive year, MCCC has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges in the nation by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development for its commitment to diversity through inclusive learning and work environments, student and staff recruitment and retention practices, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities. For more information, visit https://www.mc3.edu.

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