Welcome Friends of Gulf Coast
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Foundation is currently preparing for its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser. Each year, the foundation raises money to fund scholarships that allow MGCCC students to be successful and have the best possible college experience. Your support is needed to make the 2021 fundraiser the best one yet!
Due to COVID-19 and the continued uncertainty surrounding in-person events, we have the opportunity to once again reimagine our fundraising efforts to ensure our students do not lose the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. We are so grateful for your continued support of our students and our community.
With great optimism, we are planning an exclusive foundation-sponsored scholarship celebration to be held this fall at our new immersive media performing arts center (iMPAC), located on the Harrison County Campus. Sponsorship opportunities for this event will be available this summer. As always, your contributions help create educational opportunities for future generations of MGCCC students.
Watch the 2020 Virtual Gala
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Other Ways to Give
Direct Scholarship Donations
Provide a direct donation to the MGCCC Student Success Scholarship Fund
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.
Past Galas in Review
The Annual Scholarship Gala is the Foundation’s primary fundraiser. Gala donations go directly toward scholarships that help provide a quality education to many deserving students. We were disappointed that we had to cancel our in-person Gala, previously scheduled for May 1, 2020. We are, however, thrilled to announce our first ever Virtual Gala, which will stream on August 4th! With so many people affected by the pandemic, scholarships are more important now than ever before. We want to ensure that students are able to enroll this fall and pursue their educational goals.
On behalf of the MGCCC Board of Trustees, Dr. Mary Graham and the Executive Council, the Foundation board of directors, our incredible students, alumni, all Gulf Coast faculty, staff, and friends… THANK YOU for your continued support. We simply couldn’t do it without you.
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Thank you to our generous sponsors
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Foundation held its annual Scholarship Gala on May 20 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi. The annual event raised over $1,000,000 for MGCCC student scholarships.
At the gala, Joseph C. Canizaro was named recipient of the 2019 Hornsby Award. The Hornsby Award, named after MGCCC alumnae Claire Sekul Hornsby, is given annually to a leader, trailblazer and outstanding supporter of the college.
Funds raised during the gala provide scholarships through the MGCCC Foundation for students who need financial assistance. MGCCC provides many scholarships annually to ensure students are able to reach their educational goals.
Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors