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

Online event originally broadcast August 4, 2020.
Support student success with
your Donation to the Annual Scholarship GalaDonate
All donations are tax deductible.

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.

Contact Us

Dr. Kady Beaoui Pietz
Associate Vice President
MGCCC Foundation and Alumni Relations
(601) 528-8446

Tharessa Williams
Administrative Assistant
MGCCC Foundation
(601) 928-6344

Past Galas in Review