The MCC Foundation provides numerous opportunities in addition to supporting college programs, special initiatives, and capital projects. Many community members continue significantly to the growth of the foundation for the success that we experience today.
The Foundation began not long after Morgan Community College was established. Early donors included Carl and Virginia Johnson, who contributed their dairy farm, where the first College President lived for several years. Helen Williams began her history of scholarship donations around this time period.
Originally, the Foundation met once a year for the annual meeting and the fundraising efforts included a Greater Gifts Committee that sponsored a scholarship fund drive. Today the Foundation has six board meetings a year with eleven members and three exofficio members.
$50,000 scholarship trust fund was established by HB Bloedorn, Chairman of Farmers State Bank of Fort Morgan.
The Clark-Feather buildings were donated to the Foundation and used for a number of years for Adult Basic Education, the truck driving program, etc. Not much later these buildings were sold.
Under college President John McKay and Foundation President Mike Berryhill, the Foundation expanded significantly and became more formalized.
The first annual fundraising campaign was held in, raising $147,000
2000 - The first Gala was hosted.
Recent accomplishments include funding the construction of Cedar Hall, which houses the current Adult Basic Education programs and raising $600,000 to equip and furnish the health-science wing remodeling and expansion.
The Foundation received a $1.65 million pledge from the A.F. Williams Family Foundation to endow a chair for Radio logic Technology, making MCC the first community college in Colorado to have a university model endowed chair position.
FM Campus Groundbreaking
Donor Recipient Reception
Donor Wall at Morgan Community College
2016 Gala at Ehrlich Toyota