Who We Are
The Montgomery College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization governed by business, alumni, and community leaders to support the mission and vision of Montgomery College. Through advocacy, influence, and financial support, these volunteer leaders work to ensure understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy of opportunity, inclusion, and educational achievement for all.
Private donations from local businesses, foundations, community leaders, alumni, and college faculty and staff are instrumental in providing scholarships and programs that make Montgomery College relevant to the students and communities it serves. Donations for academic and other special programs enhance areas such as the arts, humanities, business, athletics, biotechnology, engineering, workforce development, and health sciences.
Martin P. Colburn, Chair
Kenneth H. Becker, Vice Chair
Rakusin and Becker Management
Michael S. Paukstitus, Treasurer
Global Realty Investors, LLC
Alexander R. M. Boyle, General Representative
Retired Chairman and CEO
Chevy Chase Bank
Joseph L. Herson, General Representative
Manhattan Imported Cars
Carol D. Rognrud, Executive Director & Secretary
Director of Development
Donna M. Pina
Director of Foundation Finance
Board of Directors
Kenneth C. Cook
Douglas M. Firstenberg
Anne L. Gunsteens
The J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
R. William Hard
Executive Vice President and Principal
President, Montgomery College Alumni Association
President Emerita, Adventure Theatre
J. Stephen McAuliffe, III, Esq.
Miles and Stockbridge PC
Susanna Nemes, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Social Solutions International, Inc.
Sally E. Rudney
Catherine F. Scott
Professor Emerita, Business Education
Montgomery College-Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Roberta F. Shulman
The Honorable Jeffrey Z. Slavin
Mayor, Town of Somerset
Vice President and Treasurer, Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation
Erica L. Webber
Senior Vice President & Trust Officer
US Trust/Bank of America Wealth
Vice President of Acquisitions
W. Gregory Wims
Victims Rights Foundation
Michael Yuen, CPA
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.
David M. Sears
Senior Vice President of Advancement and Community Engagement
Giving by Source
Where Does the Money Go?