MCC Works is a comprehensive fundraising and investment campaign that will generate revenue to support MCC’s three-part plan to transform the way the college serves our students and our communities. MCC Works is our mantra – our very essence. It serves as the theme of our campaign to re-align MCC for even greater effectiveness. An MCC education works for students as an affordable and effective way of helping them reach their career goals. MCC works for employers by providing a highly-skilled workforce. And at MCC, we work hard every day to fulfill our mission to prepare students, serve communities and create opportunities.
The MCC Works campaign is being led by five committed, community-minded local civic leaders: Terry Dunn, president and CEO, JE Dunn Construction Group; Terry Bassham, president & CEO, Kansas City Power & Light; Mary Bloch, community advocate; E. Frank Ellis, founder and retired chairman & CEO, Swope Community Enterprises; and Cliff Illig, co-founder and vice chairman, Cerner Corporation. These five campaign co-chairs will advise MCC and MCC Foundation leaders as we finalize the last few details of the campaign and will help us make connections with prospective investors. They will also act as ambassadors for MCC and MCC Works throughout Greater Kansas City for the duration of the campaign. We are very fortunate to have these capable, supportive leaders in our corner!
With funding from MCC Works, the five-campus college district will be better equipped to:
Specifically, here are the three campaign priorities that align with these goals, including the subcategories for which we are seeking funding:
Priority 1: MCC Works for Transforming the Workforce: $6 million
Investing in transforming the workforce means investing in customized training and enhanced career and technical education resources with the goal of providing an even more relevant education that meets the needs of regional employers and our community. Specific components of this campaign priority include:
Priority 2: MCC Works for Student Success: $8 million
Investing in student success means making an MCC education even more accessible to a greater number of students and providing an improved level of service and support to help more students graduate. Specific components of this campaign priority include:
Priority 3: MCC Works for Teaching and Learning Excellence: $6 million
Investing in teaching and learning excellence means investing in the latest technology and high quality equipment and facilities to ensure that students are well prepared to meet the needs of business and industry. Specific components of this campaign priority include:
As you can see, the MCC Works investment campaign represents considerable potential for Metropolitan Community College to transform the way students are taught and prepared for the workforce and the way faculty, staff and administrators are equipped to simultaneously educate students and support local employers’ needs. We are counting on the support of our MCC family and our external constituents and prospective funders to bring these important priorities to fruition. MCC, the MCC Foundation and, most importantly, MCC students thank you in advance for your contribution to MCC Works.