MGCC Educational Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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Our Mission. Established in 1980 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the Mountain Gateway Community College Educational Foundation, Inc., exists solely to support and promote Mountain Gateway Community College.

The Educational Foundation’s primary focus is to keep education affordable through the awarding of student scholarships and to provide students the support they need to achieve their goals. The Educational Foundation also supports the college through the purchase of enhanced technology and classroom equipment and innovative programming.

Who We Are. Although fiscally and organizationally separate from MGCC, the Educational Foundation partners with the college to change the lives of area citizens by enabling them to successfully pursue post-secondary education, achieve positive life outcomes, and to build brighter futures. The Educational Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of community leaders. Education Foundation activities are centered on adding funds for student aid, increasing the endowment, and promoting goodwill in the community.

What We Do. The Foundation is supported by private contributions from individuals, businesses, organizations, and foundations, which then are managed and invested. These generous investments allow MGCC and Educational Foundation to meet the educational challenges of the 21st century as they encourage a regional vitality powered by an educated citizenry and workforce. The interest and dividends generated by the funds are used to benefit MGCC through support for the following: 

  • Merit and need-based scholarships for deserving MGCC students;
  • Focused support systems and essential tools for student success;
  • Enhanced classroom technology, specialized equipment and training models for students;
  • Innovative programming to meet evolving needs of area industries; and
  • Faculty grants for international and domestic travel to provide depth and richness to the learning environment at MGCC

How to make a gift. Gifts and contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. Tax-deductible contributions may be made clicking on the blue "Donate" button or mailing a check to us at MGCC Educational Foundation, 1000 College Dr., Clifton Forge, VA 24422

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Organization name

MGCC Educational Foundation

other names

(1) Mountain Gateway Community College Educational Foundation; (2) formerly Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation; (3) formerly DSLCC Educational Foundation

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