Requests for financial aid from needy students now exceed $5 million a year. To respond even modestly to current student economic need would require an endowment of more than $80 million. With financial support of alumni, friends, parents, and businessmen and women, the College can substantially narrow that gap, helping to ensure than no student will ever be denied college because of inability to pay.
A Place to Learn
The shortage of classrooms and laboratories is severe and worsening. The state and county are working to address a portion of the $500 million need for renovation and new construction money. But today’s students can’t wait.
Open admission at Montgomery College has never meant open standards. Private support and innovative corporate-college partnerships can create programs which bring exceptional value to students, take advantage of the distinctive advantages of this entrepreneurial economic community, and build on our diverse cultural environment. Gifts to Innovation Funds support additional faculty positions, reward outstanding teaching, and allow industry experts and professionals to bring their talents directly to students. An Academic Innovation Endowment will ensure that faculty can remain current, develop new curricula in response to industry and social change, and engage in collaborative ideas with industry and university partners to better serve students, the community, and area business.
Keeping the Promise, Imagining the Possibilities...
Montgomery College has given hundreds of thousands of talented, ambitious, and hopeful young people the chance to begin their college journey and go on to rewarding careers. Help keep the promise and be part of what’s possible.