Ways to Give

Every Bright Future Needs a Strong Foundation

The MCC Foundation’s Every Bright Future Needs a Strong Foundation campaign was launched in 2010 with a goal of raising $50 million over ten years. That goal was achieved thanks to the generosity of community philanthropists and remarkable leaders, including the Wegman Family Foundation and the ESL Charitable Foundation. In total, the campaign closed at an historic $52.5 million, ensuring support for MCC students for generations to come!

Thanks to the collective investments of the MCC Foundation Board of Directors, community leaders and thousands of MCC Foundation donors, this campaign transformed the scholarship program at MCC and is one of the largest campaigns ever achieved by a community college. Together we have truly built a strong foundation for a bright future.

The Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is a vital source of unrestricted funds that support student scholarships, faculty enrichment programs, funding for educational equipment and seed money for innovative programs.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute Gifts demonstrate how much that special person meant to you and believed in public education by giving a gift in their honor or memory.

Annual Events

Annual Events — Celebrate MCC students and generosity by sponsoring one of our annual events.

Establish a Scholarship

Annual Scholarship

With a minimum contribution of $10,000, an annual scholarship can be established. Pledge commitments may be paid over as many as five years.


With a minimum contribution of $25,000, an endowed scholarship can be established. Endowments are donated funds that are invested in perpetuity. If you are eager to have your gift impact lives now and in the future, establishing an endowment is a wise choice.

Create a Legacy

Incorporate philanthropy into your personal estate plan. Gift planning offers a variety of ways to structure contributions to provide maximum benefits to the donor, their families, and the College. Bequests, charitable trusts and various life-income gifts are part of our legacy offerings.

Ready to support MCC students?

To make your gift, call (585) 685-6020, send your gift (check or money order made payable to the MCC Foundation) to our mailing address: MCC Foundation, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623, or give online.

To discuss details on scholarship gifts or gift planning please call us at (585) 685-6020 or email MCC Foundation.