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Five Star Gala honors Hunt family, raises money for scholarships

The MCC Foundation raised tens of thousands of dollars for student scholarships and campus projects on Sunday at the 2013 Five Star Gala, which honored the Lamar Hunt family for their significant contributions to shaping Kansas City. Net figures are still being calculated but the event grossed over $170,000. The fourth annual gala, held Sunday night at the …

Chairperson announced for 2013 Five Star Gala

CiCi Rojas, vice president of community engagement for Truman Medical Centers, has just been announced as the chairperson for MCC’s 2013 Five Star Gala. Rojas serves on the board of the MCC Foundation, the college’s nonprofit arm that raises money for student scholarships and other student-support initiatives. In her role as chairperson of the Five Star …

Video – A Spirit of Giving: The Dunn Family

Dunn is truly a household name around Kansas City, and not just because of the family’s very successful construction business. The family is also known for being immersed in civic and cultural causes, consistently giving back to the community that they have called home for generations. When the Dunn family was honored at last week’s …

Five Star Gala exceeds fundraising, attendance goals

Nearly 600 guests attended MCC’s third annual Five Star Gala on Thursday, helping raise more than $230,000 for student scholarships, emergency book funds and special campus projects. The event, held at the Sheraton Crown Center, honored the Dunn family, whose patriarch, John Ernest Dunn, founded J.E. Dunn Construction Company in 1924 and whose extended family …

Standout student finds her calling at MCC, thanks to MCC Foundation support

Ashley Smith didn’t always want to be a nurse. When she left Kansas City to head to Springfield for her freshman year at Missouri State University, she had her heart set on becoming a behavioral profiler for the FBI. She was studying psychology and criminology at MSU when a personal tragedy landed her in the …

One month until third annual Five Star Gala

One month from today, MCC supporters from across the region will come together to celebrate MCC students at the third annual Five Star Gala in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The gala, which raises money for student scholarships and campus projects, has surpassed its annual fundraising goal thanks to a large, committed planning and fundraising committee. The current total has …

Five Star Gala on track for record year

With the addition of three sizable sponsorship gifts this week, the MCC Foundation is on track to raise more money for the 2012 Five Star Gala than in years past, according to Foundation Director Vincent Anch. H&R Block Foundation, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and H&R Block Bank all signed on Wednesday as sponsors of the third annual …

Dunn family to be honored at 2012 Five Star Gala

If there is one local family whose name is as synonymous with philanthropic giving as the Blochs and the Halls (the honorary chairs of MCC’s 2012 Five Star Gala), it’s the Dunns, who have just been announced as the gala honorees. A household name in Kansas City because of the nearly century-old JE Dunn Construction …

Tom Brusnahan: Aspirations for the MCC Foundation

  As the recently elected chair of the MCC Foundation board of directors, Tom Brusnahan has a results-focused vision for the organization.  His overarching goal is, “to continue making MCC a place where excitement is building and board members are engaged,” Brusnahan said.  He also wants to work in close concert with MCC leaders to bolster the missions of …