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McFarlan Charitable Corporation awards $100K to MCC’s Family Life Center


The renovated Woodside Church will become the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center.
The renovated Woodside Church will become the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center.

Mott Community College has received a $100,000 gift from McFarlan Charitable Corporation to support development of the Family Life Center at the College. The gift is $50,000 per year over two years and will supplement the College’s core project funding from the sale of voter-approved bonds, and gifts from the C.S. Mott Foundation, Spina Family Foundation, and MCC’s Lenore Croudy Lifetime Friends Campaign.

“We appreciate this generous gift from the McFarlan Charitable Corporation toward our efforts to eliminate the challenges facing many of our students including access to high quality child care and support services,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “By developing a Family Life Center, we can reduces barriers that prevent our students from completing their education and strengthen our role as a safe haven in the community.”

The McFarlan Charitable Corporation gift will support the Mott Eats Food Pantry, which will be a key service of the Family Life Center (FLC), being created through renovation of the former Woodside Church. The FLC will serve as a resource hub to help MCC students and their families address such basic needs as food, housing, childcare and transportation. Development of the FLC will also enable the College to expand its Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) and increase enrollment from 75 children to 125, and expand the age range to serve children from six months to five years of age.

Non-student parents of children in the ECLC program will also have the ability to access family support services on site. The renovation project is scheduled to be completed by January 2020.

McFarlan Charitable Corporation is the private foundation of McFarlan Residential, offering quality, affordable housing solutions for senior citizens, including housing for senior women in an assisted living facility and apartments for those who desire a more active lifestyle.

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July 23, 2019
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