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Barbecue dinner for employees is part of MCC Night at the K

We hope you’ll join us for MCC Night at the K on Tuesday, Sept. 13, when the Kansas City Royals take on the Oakland A’s. Details: Discounted tickets are available to MCC employees, students, family and friends. Tickets are $13 each, but there are service fees as well. Here’s the link to purchase tickets: royals.com/mccnight …

MCC Family Campaign off to a great start!

Robin McClain was surprised this morning when she won two tickets to the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s showing of “A Little More Alive.” Robin’s 2014 MCC Works Family Campaign Commitment Form was the first to be turned in to the Foundation’s office after packets were distributed districtwide. Robin, once an MCC Foundation employee, said that …

Five civic leaders to co-chair MCC Works campaign

Five local civic leaders — Terry Dunn, Frank Ellis, Terry Bassham, Mary Bloch and Cliff Illig — have signed on to serve as co-chairs for a campaign that will help fundamentally transform Kansas City’s largest institution of higher education, Metropolitan Community College. Funding from the campaign, called MCC Works, will support a re-tooling of the college …

MCC Foundation receives large gift, thanks to retired MCC-Maple Woods leader

The Metropolitan Community College Foundation has received a $1.5 million gift, thanks to a relationship former MCC-Maple Woods President Merna Saliman developed with MCC alumnus and instructor John Neeland and his wife, Anna.  The generous gift, from the estate of John Robert and Anna Jeanne Neeland, is the largest gift from an individual or family in the MCC Foundation’s …

Foundation Board meeting highlights

Carolyn Watley led last night’s Foundation Board meeting as the newly elected Chair. She announced changes to look forward to in the coming year, which includes involving reports from campus presidents, proposed changes to the bylaws, and the need to recruit additional members to the Foundation Board. Watley’s goal as Chair is to “be sure …

MCC Foundation update – July

During last week’s  MCC Foundation Board meeting, Carl DiCapo and Bill Dunn Jr. were appointed Directors Emeritus effective July 1, 2013. “This is a prestigious honor,” said Foundation Director Kent Huyser. “Director Emeritus is an appointment for life. It’s given to those who are good, loyal, and have had a consistent presence in serving MCC.” …

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 …

2013 Five Star Gala, employee ticket purchase

MCC’s Annual Five Star Gala will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in the Grand Ball Room of the Kansas City Convention Center. This year MCC will honor the Lamar Hunt Family for the significant impact they have had on the Greater Kansas City area, their continued commitment to the community, charitable giving, and their …

MCC Foundation names executive director

MCC has named Kent Huyser executive director of the MCC Foundation and Alumni Association. Huyser replaces Vincent Anch, who had served as director of the MCC Foundation since 2007 until he left in October to become executive director of the Catholic Charities Foundation. Huyser was previously director of development at the UMKC Foundation where he …

MCC Foundation bids farewell to two

At last night’s MCC Foundation meeting, MCC Foundation Board Chair Tom Brusnahan recognized Treasurer Kathy Barney for her long time support of the Foundation. Barney has accepted a position as CFO of Wells Fargo and will be moving soon to St. Louis. Barney also served as Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of the …