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MTC Gives Day: A Chance for Alumni to Make a Real Impact on the Midlands

MTC Gives ButtonMidlands Technical College alumni and others throughout the Midlands have the chance to make an impact on March 27 during MTC Gives Day, a one-day, online fundraising initiative. This is the first MTC Gives fundraising campaign, and the college is counting on everyone to help make it successful by making a positive impact in the lives of students.

“This is a special opportunity to create a day of giving,” said Jack Hoekstra, MTC’s Associate Vice President for Philanthropy. “MTC Gives is a time for the MTC community of alumni, business partners, faculty, students, and friends to feel a strengthened sense of pride and connection.”

Funds raised from the event will go to the MTC Excellence Fund, which helps cover expenses for new computers and other technology needed by MTC programs to keep students at the cutting edge of learning. The fund also helps supply the student emergency fund, which helps students when life’s unexpected expenses keep them from staying in college.

“I had one of life’s emergencies and didn’t have the financial means to overcome it,” said Rochelle Goodwin after she needed car repairs to continue attending classes. “The MTC Foundation helped provide financial support so I could pay for my emergency and finish my education.”

In addition to making a gift, alumni can help MTC Gives be a success by sharing this one-day opportunity to create a winning environment for students.

“When alumni give and share on social media, they inspire, and might convince other people to give,” said Hoekstra. “We are counting on alumni to help build excitement by sharing the campaign over social media and email, which encourages their network to join in giving.”

Mark your calendar for March 27, and help spread the word to friends and family about MTC Gives, the college’s first one-day giving campaign. Share the link to this video to see how your gift could be put to work helping students.

“The best thing about MTC Gives is that it is so open,” Hoekstra said. “It emboldens everyone to feel like they are a part of MTC’s philanthropic community.”