Last year, the Miami Dade College Foundation distributed $13,865,109 to benefit the students and programs of Miami Dade College. This was only possible because of the generosity of our donors. If you have made a gift in the past, we thank you.
The Foundation takes our role as steward of your contributions very seriously. Our Investment Committee comprises investment professionals to ensure that the underlying assets of the Foundation are managed wisely. And, each year, Kaufman Rossin audits our funds.
Whether your passion is for student scholarships, arts and culture, entrepreneurship, workforce training, health care or anything else that would elevate our Miami community, we invite you to contribute to MDC Foundation. Miami Dade College has a long history of responding to the needs of our business community with certificate and degree programs designed to create the workforce of tomorrow. Beyond our educational offerings, the College provides the Miami community access to world-class cultural programming.
While we are proud of our progress, there is more work to do. More than 79 percent of full-time, first-time students at the College require financial assistance to pursue their studies, and state funding has been declining over the last ten years. Given this environment, private contributions are essential to the College. Your support can make access to quality educational opportunities at Miami Dade College available to all, forever influencing the career trajectory of our students and improving the economic outlook for their families. Together, we will change lives in Miami and beyond, via the opportunity of education.
SUPPORTING THE NURSES OF TODAY AND TOMORROW
Dr. Juli Daniels is the RN-BSN Department Chair at the MDC Benjamín León School of Nursing. She thanks mentor and philanthropist Joan Kennedy Stout for supporting her start in nursing as a 1999 recipient of the Joan K. Stout Scholarship. Today, Dr. Daniels has the privilege of mentoring students who also benefited from Joan’s generous support.
INVEST IN ARTS AND CULTURE EDUCATION AND EVENTS
One of Miami Dade College’s greatest gifts to the community is a diverse and internationally acclaimed portfolio of arts, literary and cultural programming. Our students learn to see each other and the world through the prism of the arts, and in doing so, are enriched.
Our abundant arts and culture offerings include the Miami Film Festival, Miami Book Fair, MDC Live Arts, Museum of Art + Design, New World School of the Arts, and more. MDC Foundation raises essential dollars to fund education and programming that inspires learning, creativity and innovation in our students and our community.