2020 YEAR-END CHARITABLE GIVING
Giving to Gulf Coast is more crucial now than ever. This year has resulted in many additional challenges for our students, and your gift means the difference in a student having the opportunity to pursue higher education. Please consider charitable giving to Gulf Coast- it’s more than a gift, it’s an investment in our students’ future!
Gulf Coast offers lots of options for giving- whether you prefer a more traditional manner or a modern approach, we have a variety of ways to give the gift of education.
Please note that if mailing a check, your envelope must be post-marked on or before December 31 to receipt your gift in 2020.
Who Are We?
The MGCCC Foundation was founded in 1974. It is a 501(c)(3) organization established for the sole purpose of supporting the college’s mission through strategically developing donated resources, building community relationships, and ensuring fiscal responsibility.
You have the opportunity to invest in the lives of Gulf Coast students and positively impact the communities within the MGCCC district (Jackson, Harrison, George, and Stone counties). Investing in Gulf Coast means providing students with greater access to an education and empowering students and employees to achieve greatness.
Ways to Give
Direct Scholarship Donations
Provide a direct donation to the MGCCC Student Success Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Gala Sponsorship Opportunities
Support the students of MGCCC by becoming a sponsor of the Annual Scholarship Gala Fundraiser
Become a Foundation Member
A minimum investment of $250, with an option to pay over a five-year period, entitles you to become a member of the Foundation.
Make a contribution to the MGCCC Foundation in memory of a friend or relative in lieu of floral tributes.
Walk of Honor
Purchase bricks that may be inscribed with the name of veterans, loved ones or friends. This will become a permanent part of the Perkinston Campus and the Gregory War Memorial Chapel.
Bequests, Trust Agreements and Investment Securities
Bequests allow you to memorialize a loved one by establishing, through your will, a scholarship in his or her name. A part of your estate or a particular piece of property may be invested in this way.
Trusts of many types may be worked out. Your attorney is the best person to advise you on the kind of trust to establish and the tax advantages.
Stocks and bonds held for more than six months may be the easiest and most advantageous way to invest. If the securities have gained in value, you can avoid the capital gains tax and also claim a deduction for the fair market value. If the securities have depreciated, you may sell them and invest the proceeds, since you can take a tax loss on the drop in value and also deduct the proceeds as a charitable contribution.
The Foundation Board of Directors is appointed by the college Alumni Association, the college Board of Trustees, representatives of the college administration and the general membership of the Foundation. These directors serve voluntarily and receive no compensation of any kind.
Business is managed by officers elected from the Foundation board. The college president, a member of the board, ex officio, serves as the executive secretary.
- Earline Sawyer
- Sean Courtney
- Josh Wells
College Board of Trustees Members
- Sam LaRosa, Chair Person
- Millie Page
- Nell Murray
Foundation Donor Members
- Jim Patton, Vice Chair Person
- Clayton Legear
- Joseph Canizaro
- Liz Corso Joachim
- Amy Brandenstein
- Angie Juzang, Secretary/Treasurer
College Administration Members
- Dr. Mary Graham – Executive Secretary
- Dr. Jason Pugh
- Dr. Phil Bonfanti
Alumni Association District President
- Rick Randall
Board Member Emeritus
- Dolores Mauldin *
- Hermes Hague
- Frank Gruich *
- Eula Switzer *
- Louise Roberts
- Dr. Ottis Ball