Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Mississippi Delta Community College Development Foundation Inc

aka MDCC Alumni & Foundation

Moorhead, MS

Mission

THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, (AKA THE MDCC ALUMNI & FOUNDATION) PROVIDES FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO STUDENTS WHO ARE PURSUING AN ACADEMIC UNIVERSITY-TRANSFER DEGREE AND THOSE PURSUING DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES IN CAREER, TECHNICAL, HEALTH SCIENCE, WORKFORCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING.

THE COLLEGE IS A PUBLIC TWO-YEAR INSTITUTION AND OUR GOAL IS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AND THE COLLEGE . IN ADDITION, OUR GOAL IS TO FOSTER, MAINTAIN AND SUPPORT MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ALUMNI AND THE COLLEGE.

Ruling Year

1991

Executive Director

Dannie Reed Abraham

Main Address

PO Box 710

Moorhead, MS 38761 USA

Formerly Known As

MISSISSIPPI DELTA JUNIOR COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION INC

Keywords

scholarships; student support;

EIN

64-0776389

 Number

5380590742

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public Foundations (T30)

Alumni Associations (B84)

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Our programs

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Scholarship aid is required for an overwhelming majority of individuals enrolling as students at Mississippi Delta Community College and persist toward graduation. More than two-thirds of our students have a documented financial need. MDCC continues to face significant challenges related to local, state, and federal funding. Now more than ever, we must persist in our efforts to provide a better future for our citizens. Our graduates have increased skills and enhanced earning power, so investing in MDCC pays dividends to the Delta region and the economic well being of all of our citizens. Funding priorities, currently unmet, are as follows: Need-Based Scholarships $750,000 (endowed funds needed) Merit-Based Scholarships $500,000 (endowed funds needed) Emergency Student Support $40,000/year (funds needed) Book Loan Program $20,000/year (funds needed) School & Faculty Support Funding $250,000/year (funds needed)

Our success is based upon the generosity of our faithful donors.

We have a 100% volunteer board comprised of individuals with a shared goal. Our board members are passionate supporters of the College and understand the needs of students.

A few indicators: -Number of scholarships awarded annually -Number of students assisted through other means such as the book loan program or the emergency fund -Total funds raised for all areas of support

The MDCC Development Foundation, Inc., began a book loan program to further assist students. Textbook costs area substantial burden for students. On average, students can expect to pay $600 each semester for books and program-specific supplies. Students enrolled in career-technical or health-science programs may require as much as $1,200 per semester to purchase books and supplies. A majority of students state that the cost of textbooks and materials cause an extremely difficult financial burden for them. MDCC’s book loan program hopes to ease that burden. MDCC’s Emergency Student Support Scholarship, provides financial assistance to students experiencing emergency situations or unforeseen circumstances. Students who might otherwise not be able to continue their education because of such crisis are considered for support. The number of students that can be served by the emergency fund is subject to the availability of funds, and the need is great.

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Mississippi Delta Community College Development Foundation Inc

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

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