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McDowell Technical Community College Foundation, Inc.

In 1977, the McDowell Technical Community College Foundation, Inc. was created to enrich resource development and enhance the quality of college life by procurement of gifts from the private sector. The Foundation operates under the auspices of a Board of Directors who plan and conduct fundraising projects, pledge campaigns and related programs.


1. To promote, develop, and encourage public support of the programs, faculty, and facilities of McDowell Technical Community College.
2. To seek and raise funds and gifts to provide to the college in order to advance the mission and goals of the college.
3 To counsel with the administration and with the McDowell Technical Community College Board of Trustees on the further development of McDowell Technical Community College consistent with the laws of the state and with those of the Internal Revenue Code.

Members of the MTCC Foundation are:

Terms expire June, 2014

William Hollifield
Nancy Hunter
Lee Lattimore
Steve McMahan, Vice Chair
Pam Forshey
Dennis Whitson

Terms expire June, 2015

Sim Butler, Chair
Linda Cloherty
Rachel Dowdle
Norman Guthrie

Terms expire June, 2016

Robert Ayers
Marion Baker
Bob Boyette
Marsh Dark
Laura Dover Doran
Rob Noyes
Chet Effler

MTCC Staff

Dr. Bryan W. Wilson (President), Secretary
Ryan Garrison (VP for Finance & Administration), Treasurer
Dr. John Gossett (VP for Learning)
Michael Lavender (Director of External Relations)
Susan Berley (Resource Development Officer)

The MTCC Foundation sponsors special events, conducts campaigns and manages the following scholarship funds:

   Sandra Ayers Scholarship
   Cox Family Scholarship Fund
   Crook Endowed Honor Scholarship
   Dr. George G. Ellis Endowed Honor Scholarship
   William Max Hemphill Foundation Scholarship
   Hogan Endowed Scholarship
   Nell McMahan Nursing Scholarship

Individuals who wish to contribute to McDowell Technical Community College may contact Dr. Bryan W. Wilson, MTCC President, at 828-652-0630, or Susan Berley, Resource Development Officer, at 828-652-0636. Donations can be either cash or stock. Donations may be for specific projects for the college or they can be given unrestricted – allowing the Foundation Board to decide how to spend the donated funds.

Donations may be mailed directly to the MTCC Foundation, 54 College Drive, Marion, NC 28752.



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