Educational Institutions

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation

  • Kansas City, MO
  • www.mcckc.edu/foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of Metropolitan Community College is: preparing students, serving communities, creating opportunities. The MCC Foundation advances this mission by forming partnerships with individuals and organizations interested in investing in MCC, its students, and the Kansas City region's workforce.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships-Endowed
  2. Penn Valley Health Science Institute
  3. Annual Scholarships - Not endowed
  4. College Specific Enhancements: Campus programs and workforce development
  5. Community Development and Partnerships
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

MO - Jackson County

ruling year

1976

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Jessica Ramirez

Keywords

Self-reported

Scholarships, Community College students, Non-traditional students, Workforce development

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EIN

51-0181875

 Number

3416603966

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Top 2016 Accomplishments:Successful Student Success Center fundraising for the MCC-Penn Valley CampusOver 10 new endowed scholarships ($10,000 to initially endow)Largest awarding of scholarship dollars in 10 years In September 2016, the MCC hired a seasoned fundraising professional as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement to oversee the strategic direction and development of the Foundation. An annual fundraising plan will be drafted and presented to the board of directors at a June board retreat for feedback and direction. In the interim, the Associate Vice Chancellor has been working to: Identify staff vacant positionsReview of organizational processes/proceduresReview of donor stewardship and cultivation processesBoard development, recruitment and growthGrow general scholarship funds Goals:Continue raising more support for student scholarship supportIncrease communication and engagement with alumni and friends of MCCSecure additional lead gifts for the major gift campaign

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarships-Endowed

MCC Foundation raises much needed funds for full or part-time scholarships that allow access for financially deserving MCC students. Scholarships can be endowed for $10,000 or more. Donors can select the campus, area of study and student demographic.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Penn Valley Health Science Institute

MCC Foundation raises funds in support of the expansion and improvement of the Health Sciences education programs in order to better prepare urban students, increase the number of nursing and allied health workers trained by 10%, and create a facility that simulates clinical working environments with state-of-the-art equipment.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

Program 3

Annual Scholarships - Not endowed

MCC Foundation raises needed funds for full or part-time scholarships that allows access for financially deserving MCC students. Annual scholarships are not endowed and are awarded upon receipt of gift and criteria from the donor.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

Program 4

College Specific Enhancements: Campus programs and workforce development

MCC Foundation raises in-kind (equipment & supplies) and direct support from private donors for ongoing campus programs and workforce development. All Campuses: Funds and equipment for Associate degree and certificate programs, non-credit training, workforce development and continuing education and emergency funds.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Homeless

Budget

Program 5

Community Development and Partnerships

The MCC Foundation raises funds and develops community partners to support cultural, athletic, literacy, and career programs on each campus. Additionally, MCC provides continuing education classes for post-professional individuals.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    An annual fundraising plan that will outline focus/strategy along with the metrics and outcomes to chart success will be drafted and reviewed by the board of directors for implementation mid-summer.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    An annual fundraising plan will be drafted and reviewed by the board of directors for mid-summer implementation.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The annual draft fundraising plan will demonstrate the roles, community stakeholders and key leadership needed to successfully execute the goals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The annual fundraising plan will be a tool for tracking progress and shared with key leadership and board of directors.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The annual fundraising plan will be a guide for accomplishments as well as areas that need to be addressed and communicated.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

MO - Jackson County

Funding Needs

The needs of the MCC Foundation are all related to the following focus areas of the major gifts fundraising campaign: Scholarships. Investing in student success means investing in opportunities for students to access college and then to obtain college degrees or program certificates. To accomplish this, the MCC Foundation is seeking ongoing support for general student scholarships. Student Success Centers. Each of the five campuses will identify a campus area to streamline student services (counseling, tutoring, advising, mentoring and group study space, etc.) for accessibility to impact student academic success as well as encourage campus connection to resources that will result in greater academic achievement. Workforce Transformation. Investing in transforming the workforce means investing in improving the Kansas City region's future business climate and fostering economic prosperity. To accomplish this, the MCC Foundation is seeking support to establish a center that works with employers in the region to align MCC's curriculum, programs & training with emerging business and industry needs. Teaching & Learning Success. Investing in teaching and learning success means investing in high quality professional development, technology, equipment and facilities to ensure students are a ready to meet the needs of business and industry. To accomplish this, the MCC Foundation is seeking support for improving facilities and technology at each of our five campuses.

Accreditations

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology - Accreditation

Affiliations + Memberships

American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundations (NATEF)

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City

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Financials

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THE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The Metropolitan Community College Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Jessica Ramirez

BIO

Senior professional with over 17 years of non-profit experience in fundraising, capital campaigns, special event planning marketing/communications and grant writing. Success in executing individual and major gift solicitations with strong skill sets in donor cultivation and stewardship. Exceptional board development and support.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Metropolitan Community College Foundation celebrates accessible, affordable and convenient postsecondary education for constituents of the greater Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area. The foundation board recognizes the economic impact of a community college education as life-changing for the individual student and as an investment in the economy of the region. Kansas Citians who attended MCC, the Kansas City Junior College and its predecessor, the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute honor their memories of their educational experiences through gifts to the Foundation. A current challenge is the announcement of the Missouri state higher education cuts for this year and next year by the Governor. With lagging state tax revenues, MCC is facing a $2.3 million decrease in funding this year. The focused priority will be to ensure that the community college remains accessible and a viable option to our students but additionally, moving the fundraising direction to growing the general scholarship fund to assist students. As conversations develop, the annual fundraising plan will capture the initiatives needed over the next fiscal year (July 1-June 30) that will assist the institution with the budget and the students in scholarship growth through philanthropic giving. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Jason Stuart Dalen

UBS Financial Services Inc.

Term: July 2015 - June 2017

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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