MCC Foundation Sets Fundraising Record at Annual Community Event

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The Montgomery Community College Foundation extends sincere thanks to the hundreds of community members who attended or donated to the college’s annual auction fundraiser, held on September 22, 2023. The event, called Boots, Bling and Blue Jeans, featured country-western music and a beef brisket/smoked chicken buffet. Around 300 people attended the event, raising a record $33,000 for MCC’s scholarship fund.

In addition to ten $100 winners drawn throughout the evening, the Foundation draws a $5,000 grand prize winner. This year’s grand prize went to Kenneth and Phyllis Cagle, who operate Aire Serv of Central North Carolina, a Biscoe-based HVAC repair and maintenance company.

In 2022 the MCC Foundation awarded $152,061.71 to 182 students. The nonprofit stewards 105 endowed scholarships with three new endowments established in 2022.

The College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation, manages most of the College’s donations and fundraising efforts. At the beginning of each year, the Foundation launches both a public and MCC employee fund drive. In the spring, Denson’s Creek Golf Course is the host of the Foundation Golf Tournament, with an upcoming date of March 31, 2023. In late summer, the James Garner Center in Troy is the site for the College’s Annual Raffle/Silent Auction, and in the fall the College sponsors a shooting tournament at DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports in Ellerbe. Funds from these activities support Foundation operations, student scholarships, student ambassadors, summer camps, book fees as well as some continuing education scholarships.

“When people call to ask how they can get involved, they assume they will sponsor student tuition,” says Tucker, “But there are other meaningful ways to improve the student experience at the program level.” Some of MCC’s programs, like Forest Technology Management, Pottery and Gunsmithing have significant equipment and facility needs. “We are starting to hear from companies who want to help ensure the long-term efficacy of our programs, and we are grateful for their generosity as their funded improvements have an immediate impact on student experience.”

There are many ways to become involved with the MCC Foundation, from attending an event, bringing a friend to an event, becoming a scholarship or program donor, or even becoming a Foundation board member. All inquiries are welcome, contact Emily Tucker at