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About the NCMC Foundation     

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Donations to the NCMC Foundation are used to change the lives of students. Scholarships help qualifying students begin and continue their college education. Foundation support helps the College maintain state-of-the-art learning environments and provides funding for community enrichment programs.

  • $380,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2017-2018.

  • Financial assistance was provided through student emergency funds

  • $15,000 in grants were awarded for equipment needs and new program development

  • The 2nd Annual Garden Party raised $58,000 for full scholarships for 76 students enrolled in the College's CNC program in Fall 2017 and Winter 2018.



The mission of the North Central Michigan College Foundation is to initiate philanthropy in partnership with North Central Michigan College and the community in order to provide financial support for the mission and goals of the College.


NCMC Foundation Board

The Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of 16 community volunteers who provide the leadership and initiative for advancing the Foundation. These community leaders, along with the North Central Michigan College Board of Trustees, provide the Foundation with excellent resources for growth and development. 


Financial Reports

The NCMC Foundation has achieved a tremendous level of strength thanks to generous contributions made by our donors. With assets in excess of $7 million, the Foundation is positioned to provide funding resources for scholarships and programs critical to the College mission.
Hill, Schroderus & Co., LLP completed the FY 2016-2017 Statement of Financial Position and indicate that the Foundation's financial statements present fairly, in all material effects, the financial position of the North Central Michigan College Foundation. The Foundation Board accepted this audit at its regular meeting in November, 2017.
The NCMC Foundation works diligently to preserve the gifts that have been entrusted to the Foundation, while maximizing returns for the benefit of North Central students.


Contact Us

NCMC Foundation

North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770












Lisa Watson -- Executive Director NCMC Foundation

Phone: 231-348-6621












Kathryn Bardins -- Communications & Events Specialist

Phone:  231-439-6399












Sandi Lehky -- Administrative Assistant

Phone:  231-439-6218












Elsie McKenney -- Foundation Annual Giving Officer

Phone: 231-439-6219





If you have any questions or would like more information about how you can support North Central Michigan College, please contact us. For contact information, please click on the CONTACT US heading.