Monroe Community College is one of six two-year educational institutions across the country to receive the 2016 Council for Advancement and Support of Education Fundraising Award.
The award for overall performance is bestowed on the MCC Foundation, which manages all private, non-governmental gifts and support received on behalf of the college.
CASE award recipients are determined based on analysis of fundraising data from over a three-year period.
Judges consider patterns of growth in total support, breadth of programs and other indicators of a well-maintained fundraising program, officials said.
“Institutions do not apply for this award. It’s data driven,” said Jeremy Wolk, chair of the MCC Foundation board, in announcing the award Tuesday. “This is a special honor that we will celebrate throughout the year with our donors and volunteers, without whom this level of recognition could not have been achieved.”
Wolk is a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP and trustee of the Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation.
In 2014-15, the MCC Foundation awarded nearly $1.17 million in scholarships to MCC students and grew its endowment to $12.6 million.
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