The MCC Foundation Welcomes New Director

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The Foundation at Montgomery Community College is pleased to welcome Susanna Kornegay as its new Director of Resource Development. Kornegay is a graduate of Appalachian State University, where she studied Electronic Media and Broadcasting and Dance. A lifelong resident of Troy, Kornegay comes to MCC from Montgomery County Schools where she served as its Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications and a teacher to English Language Learners.

“I am so proud to be working here at MCC, truly a cornerstone of our community. I am from here originally, and I returned after college because I intend to build a life here and be a part of Montgomery County’s future success.” Kornegay begins work on a slate of new and continuing initiatives of value and interest to the people and organizations who provide financial support to the College.

“We are so pleased to welcome Susanna to the Foundation as MCC’s Director of Resource Development,” said MCC College President Chad Bledsoe. “She brings tremendous energy, enthusiasm and local know-how to our team, and we look forward to the new ideas and initiatives she will bring to the people who support the College and the students who rely on their generosity.”

In 2023 the MCC Foundation awarded $146,393 to 167 students. The nonprofit stewards 107 endowed scholarships with three new endowments established in 2023.

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. 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 Kornegay, “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 Susanna Kornegay at