At Miami Dade College Foundation, we are inspired by the belief that success is not determined by our background but by who we can become through the opportunity of education. Since 1960, Miami Dade College has led the way in providing educational opportunity to more than 2 million people. MDC turns away no student willing to work hard at the chance to pursue the American Dream.
MDC educates some of the most vulnerable and hard-working students in Florida. More than half are the first in their families to go to college. Two-thirds are low income or live in poverty. An even greater number juggle classes and work to support themselves and, often, parents and siblings.
We take pride in helping to keep high-quality college education within reach through scholarships and support services that help students overcome obstacles to achieving their goals. As a direct support organization of the College, MDC Foundation provides critical support to students and academic programs, providing the resources necessary to innovate and respond nimbly to evolutions in teaching and subject matter, as well as industry workforce needs.
Last year, Miami Dade College Foundation distributed $10,357,023 to benefit the students and programs of MDC. This was only possible because of the generosity of our supporters. If you made a gift in the past, we thank you.
Now more than ever, private contributions are essential. While 76 percent of full-time, firsttime MDC students receive financial assistance, state funding continues to decline. Your support can ensure that a quality college education remains accessible to all who seek it.
Whether your passion lies in student scholarships, workforce development, innovation, the arts, or any other area that would elevate our community, we invite you to join us in supporting the students and programs of Miami Dade College. Together we can change more lives through the opportunity of education.
Innovation is in the DNA of Miami Dade College. We continually embrace new technologies and teaching methods as we prepare the next generation of innovators and creators to be fully equipped for the careers of tomorrow, such as those that will use virtual and augmented reality technology.
WE’RE TEACHING A GENERATION OF STUDENTS WHO GREW UP WITH TECHNOLOGY. IT’S OUR JOB TO FIND NEW WAYS TO ENGAGE THEM.
Associate Professor Senior Davia Hudson-Holness
Department of Natural Sciences, Health & Wellness
With grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Professor Hudson-Holness implemented a pilot program in her class that uses text messaging, one-on-one tutors and a tailored improvement plan for under-performing students.
MDC alumnus César Alvarez is the Senior Chairman and past CEO and Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Alvarez is credited with transforming the firm into an international powerhouse and the largest firm in the United States.
1960 is the year that changed my life and perhaps yours, too... The year symbolizes freedom and opportunity for myself, my family and for two million of us throughout South Florida. I was only 13 years old at the time. It was the year that my family and I emigrated to the United States from our home in Cuba to escape communism. 1960 was also the founding year of Miami Dade College. To put it plainly, 1960 was the year that the American Dream opened up for so many of us. I am very grateful for the open doors I found at MDC, affording me the opportunity to go to college, paving the way for my future when no other college would take me. MDC is the only institution of higher learning in our community that gives everyone -- and I mean everyone -- a chance to achieve and succeed. It did that for me.
MDC Alumnus, Class of 1967
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Now more than ever, private contributions are essential. In the face of decreasing public state funding, we need your support to help close the funding gap between student need and the opportunity to succeed.
Let us connect you with your passion at Miami Dade College.
There are many ways to make a meaningful impact at Miami Dade College now and in the future. To learn more about giving opportunities and funding priorities, please visit mdcfoundation.com or contact 305.237.3240.