2007-2008 Special Events

 

What a fantastic year!

The year began with a flurry of activity … our Annual Donor & Student Scholarship Recipient Reception was held in August and is a great way for our supporters to meet the students who benefit from their philanthropy!

We then quickly segued into September and our September Soirée at the exquisite Lake Fenton home of Ghassan and Manal Saab. This premiere event is the Foundation’s major fundraiser and is held every other year, benefiting the Endowment Growth Initiative.

Lake Fenton home of Ghassan and Manal Saab

September was also a time for…

The Annual MCC-Lapeer Golf Outing, with proceeds to the Lapeer Learner Scholarship!

The 2nd Annual Motown, Mott & More - filled with fun and exciting acts comprised of many of Flint’s leaders. This event benefits the MCC Alumni Student Assistance Scholarship.
  MCC President Dr. Dick Shaink and Founation Chair Dr. Dick Shick in their rendition of the Blues Brothers.

MCC President Dr. Dick Shaink and Foundation Chair Dr. Dick Shick
in their rendition of the Blues Brothers.
October featured …
The 6th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards & Outstanding Retiree Ceremony.
Alumni honored with this prestigious award were:
 
Outstanding Retiree:
Dan Cady Edna Green-Perry Art Reyes II Dr. Dick Shick Woodrow Stanley Jack Carlsen
Dan Cady   Edna Green-Perry   Art Reyes II   Dr. Dick Shick   Woodrow Stanley   Jack Carlsen

Proceeds from the Alum Awards Ceremony benefit the MCC Alumni Student Assistance Scholarship.



Christine Clifford Beckwith, Humorist, Author, and President of the Cancer Club presented “From Road Warrior to Glorious Survivor.” Event proceeds went to Women In Education.

 

[L-R: Lennetta Coney, Foundation for MCC President, Christine Clifford Beckwith, Lenore Croudy - Chair of MCC Board of Trustees and cancer survivor, Diane Miller - Chair of Women In Education]



The Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series hosted Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a Montgomery, Alabama based non-profit organization that is internationally renowned for its dedication to combating racism and injustice, as well as promoting tolerance and equality through research, education and litigation.

Morris Dees at MCC



In late October, the Foundation hosted local artists Pauline Angle and Indy Bacon in a month-long exhibit

After having worked in many media ~ watercolor, oil and acrylic, etc. ~ I am now using paper collage on canvas to express my response to the inner and outer world I feel and see … I try to match these to the subject I am pursuing ~ whether it be semi-realism or completely abstract. – Pauline Angle

My "Salvagettes" are all about giving new life to old things. Personalities evolve out of mounds of treasure… Treasures for me are old things with character. This could be anything from a lonely chair spindle with layers of paint to a tarnished brass drawer-pull with an amazing floral design. A part of a part is great if it sparks my imagination. I am interested in these things for their potential to become something other than what they were intended to be. A newel post becomes a body; antique curtain rods are elegant wings and most hardware is fine jewelry of sorts for the women I create. – Indy Bacon

The New Year brought even more!

January’s Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. with one of the most respected anti-racist writers and educators in the U.S., Tim Wise, author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son featured here with attendee Mary Coleman Johnson.

April was host to three events!

Ladies First

Ladies First Conference featuring the Flint Journal’s Brenda Brisette Mata and educational sessions for women. Co-sponsored by the Flint Journal.

Later in April, the Foundation held a recognition ceremony honoring MCC Graduating Cosmetology Students and featuring the unveiling of the Arlene Martin Kocsis Cosmetology Scholarship!



The Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series hosted Dr. Jared Diamond, universally regarded as one of the great minds of our time. His Pulitzer-Prize winning book, Guns, Germs and Steel, has been a runaway best-seller, and the top selling science book on Amazon.com for five years running. Now, Collapse, his follow-up book has landed on the major best-sellers lists as well and is drawing critical reviews. Currently a professor of Geography at UCLA, he is also the author of two other best-selling books, The Third Chimpanzee and Why Is Sex Fun?   Jared Diamond


Sally Shaheen-Joseph   The Foundation, in cooperation with MCC Student Group Girls Night Out, held a luncheon for women at MCC’s Applewood Café. The event featured the melodious sounds of MCC Board Trustee Sally Shaheen Joseph.

 

May brought dedication to people and programs!

Frances Cleaves

The Foundation hosted a tree dedication honoring Frances Cleaves, a labor and community warrior.



The MCC’s Nursing Program held it’s 50th Anniversary.   Mott Community College 50 Years 1958 -2008 Nursing Program


Citizens Bank Wealth Management, N.A. and the Foundation for MCC held Empower Yourselves! Planned Giving Seminar.



Dr. Joyce Toet Mott Community College and the community celebrated the legacy of Dr. Joyce Toet, commemorating 27 years of service. The event, held at the Southern Lakes Branch Center, included a tree-planting ceremony and plaque unveiling in Dr. Toet’s memory.

 

In June …

 

Citizens Bank Wealth Management, N.A. and the Foundation for MCC's Ladies Educational Tea and Vendor Fair on June 19, 2008. Hat's Off to You, Ladies!

Featured L to R: Dawn Crichton of Citizens, Lenore Croudy, Chair, MCC Board of Trustees, Sally Shaink, First Lady of MCC   Featured L to R: Attendees Anita Smylor, Kendall Reaves, Ernelle Taylor, and Diane Miller, Chair of Women In Education Advisory Committee


The Foundation held it's annual Heritage Society Dinner honoring planned and major gift donors on June 19, 2008, at Fandangles' of Flushing! Thank you donors!



The Foundation for Mott Community College
thanks you for your continued support!

The Foundation for Mott Community College