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 benefitted 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.
We are grateful for donors like Tim Johnson who help to pay it forward for students in our community. Tim values his start at a Michigan-based community college years ago because it provided him with the
“building blocks for a solid education and successful career.”
Now as an executive and franchisee for Subway, Tim supports MDC through the Timothy E. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship in honor of his son’s memory.
Miami Dade College Foundation raises essential private funds to support Miami Dade College, ensuring quality education and cultural programming are accessible to all.
In recognition of the vital role that contributors play in making this work possible, the Foundation welcomes contributors to our giving societies, based on their level of support.
Miami Dade College Foundation Giving Societies
- MDC Society / Under $1,000
- 1960 Society / $1,000 - $24,999
- Champions Society / $25,000 - $49,999
- Visionary Society / $50,000 - $99,999
- Founder Society / $100,000 - $999,999
- President’s Circle / $1 million and above
The Foundation is delighted to receive your gift by phone at 305.237.3240 or online at mdcfoundation.com
WAYS TO GIVE
Bequests: Foundation staff will work with you to ensure that your bequest language allows the College to accomplish your philanthropic intentions.
Gifts of stocks/securities: The Foundation accepts gifts of appreciated securities and will facilitate the transaction to honor your philanthropic intentions.
Planned giving: There are numerous ways to structure a legacy gift to provide income to you and/or your heirs, while at the same time benefitting the College. Ask our Foundation staff about gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and lead trusts.
If you have included the College or the Foundation in your estate plan, please tell us. We want to celebrate your generosity.
Contact Mark Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PRIDE. CONNECT. GIVE.
MIAMI DADE COLLEGE ALUMNI
Miami Dade College has touched the lives of more than two million students, creating one of the largest alumni groups in the nation. Miami Dade College alumni are the heart and soul of our community. Covering every profession, they are leaders, creators, and change makers united by three core values – pride, connect and give. Our alumni programs provide opportunities to not only engage with Miami Dade College, but also to help contribute to its future.