Fall 2008 |
Since 1977 the Metropolitan Community College Foundation has helped
students, faculty and staff achieve their goals through educational programs,
scholarships and facilities support. By connecting MCC with community
supporters, the Foundation advances the College´s mission and values and
helps build the community it serves.
Over the past year, MCC received the largest gift in the Foundation´s
history to help construct the new Institute for the Culinary Arts and Alumni
Conference Center. The entire Metropolitan Community College family of
students, faculty and staff is grateful for the leadership shown by the
Pegler Family Foundation in helping to kick-off the major gifts campaign for
the Institute for the Culinary Arts & Alumni Conference Center.
"This is the right opportunity for us to contribute in a significant
way to support both education and the foodservice industry as our family has
been involved in both throughout the history of our company," said Don
Pegler, III, spokesperson for the Pegler Family Foundation.
The generosity of the Pegler family and other community supporters helps
ensure that MCC students will receive an exceptional educational experience
in the new 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, that will also serve
as an anchor in redeveloping North Omaha. MCC is currently the only two-year
institution that offers a degree in Culinology and is one of the leading and
most affordable culinary programs in the United States.
The MCC Foundation has also recently embarked on a new initiative that
highlights other special opportunities to help move the College into the
future while meeting the needs of the community. The newly released giving
opportunities guide provides supporters a new mechanism to evaluate and align
their giving interests to the numerous special projects underway at
Metropolitan Community College.
"By showcasing the College´s strategic priorities, initiatives
and needs, the MCC Foundation hopes to foster a new collaborative culture with
the College and our four-county service area," said Patricia Crisler, MCC
associate vice president of development and executive director of the MCC
"This compilation of giving opportunities clearly demonstrates that
when you give to the MCC Foundation, you are supporting Metropolitan Community
College´s students, faculty, staff and programs."
MCC Foundation Facts:
- Established in 1997
- Separate, not-for-profit, IRS approved 501 (c) 3 corporation
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