Morgan Community College (MCC) announces a donation of $1,000,000 to establish the “Gene Doty Health Scholarships and Programs Endowment.” This significant gift from the late Eugene V. Doty’s Trust will substantially impact health education at MCC by helping fund scholarships, equipment, instructional staff, and educational materials.
Eugene V. Doty was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 38th Infantry and seeing combat in the Philippine Islands. Upon completion of his military service, he dedicated his life to bettering Morgan County, Colorado and became a prominent figure in real estate, auctioneering, and land development.
Doty’s philanthropic spirit touched numerous lives in Morgan County. From supporting individuals and families in financial distress to donating land for community recreation and funding a new Senior Center, his impact was far-reaching. Doty’s legacy includes significant contributions to organizations such as the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 41 and First Christian Church of Fort Morgan. In addition, he helped support Shriners Hospital, St. Jude’s Hospital, National Jewish Hospital, and others.
“The MCC Foundation is very thankful for Gene’s generous contribution toward health students and programs at MCC,” said Susan Clough, MCC Director of Development. “The funds will provide many annual scholarships to students and allow for equipment replacement or upgrades, along with needed educational materials in various MCC health programs. Gene’s legacy of giving back to the community will continue in perpetuity with this generous donation.”
“This gift from Gene Doty is truly a transformational gift that will impact students far into the future,” said Dr. Curt Freed, MCC President. “Morgan Community College’s health programs serve an important pipeline of high demand fields, and this gift will increase access to great careers for those students who need it most.”
To receive additional information about how to support MCC’s students or campus development, contact Susan Clough, MCC Director of Development and Foundation at Susan.Clough@MorganCC.edu or (970) 542-3133.
About Morgan Community College
Morgan Community College, with a main campus in Fort Morgan, serves a large region in Northeast Colorado. The college is committed to providing high-quality education, fostering student success, and serving as a catalyst for economic and community development.
About Gene Doty
Eugene V. Doty (1925-2023) was a distinguished figure in Morgan County, Colorado, known for his service in World War II, successful business ventures, and philanthropic contributions that left a lasting impact on the Community.