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STAR Power Women's Giving Initiative

STAR Power is the MCC Foundation’s women’s giving initiative. Inspired by a generous challenge, the women of the MCC Board of Directors launched STAR Power in 2013 to raise money in support of single parents pursuing their education at MCC. More than 1,700 students who attend MCC are parents. As many as 27 percent of Downtown Campus students are single parents (2016 data). Scholarship support is often vital to the success of student-parents pursuing a degree or certificate at MCC. By helping single parents overcome financial barriers and complete their studies, we are helping children and strengthening our community. Thank you for your support of this important initiative.

Flor Colón, Co-Chair
Lori Van Dusen, Co-Chair

Kathleen Bromley
Essie Calhoun-McDavid
Julie Camardo
Jill Cicero
Penny Crudup
Lauren Dixon
Bernice Hatch
Nellie Hedegard
Cecelia Horwitz
Anne Kress
Dolores Kruchten
Cynthia Langston
Diana Lauria
Karen Martin
Elaine Michael
Vivian Palladoro
Sandy Parker
Lisa Paulis
Kathleen Pavelka
Abby Reinhard
Diane Shoger
Naomi Silver
Elizabeth Sydor
Maureen Wolfe
Gretchen Wood

Thank you for your generous support. Please provide the requested information so we can process your donation. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the MCC Foundation at (585) 292-3680.


Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees - some companies may also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, check with your company's Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching. Your Human Resources department will provide you with a matching gift form to complete and send to:

MCC Foundation
1057 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623