Meridian, Miss. The MCC Foundation celebrated tonight at Meridian's Northwood Country Club. The Foundation raised $1.5 million this year. Members have increased fundraising over the years. This year's success is quite a contrast from 2001 when $650,000 was raised. The Foundation helps 350 students every year by providing tuition guarantees.
The Foundation is excited about how much it can help provide students with a quality education.
When asked about the event, Kathy Brookshire, VP of Development for the Foundation, said, "We are celebrating membership of the Meridian Community College Foundation. Everybody that's a member we are here to celebrate and to thank them for supporting our mission." She continued, "Our mission is to supply tuition guarantee, scholarships. We are in existance to accept gifts to the college and help students get an education."