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Giving Opportunities

“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”  Kathy Calvin

You can make a difference for North Central students in the following ways:

Giving to where the need is greatest helps North Central Michigan College address high-priority initiatives that touch students’ lives.

Opportunity knocks at unexpected times and in ways we can’t always anticipate. Whether it’s the chance to heighten a student’s trajectory through scholarships, respond to everchanging technology demands, or support faculty and staff professional development, the opportunities to make an impact-right now, through North Central Michigan College- are immediate and life changing.

By designating your gift to the area of greatest need, you allow us to put your donation to work right away and where it’s needed most.

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We can’t predict the future, but we can – and must – keep pace with the present. That means continuously adapting to ensure that today’s students enter the workforce with the creative problem-solving and technical skills they’ll need to meet the challenges that await them.

To meet this need, North Central is planning a $9.9 million investment in our facilities, technology and student resources. Visit the Building Tomorrow Together campign website to learn the details of the college’s 3-part plan to meet these needs and how you can be a part of it.

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Your gift to the North Central Michigan College Campus Cupboard helps make possible a year-round food pantry established to support the students of North Central who may be dealing with food insecurity.

Recent estimates based on a 2017 study indicate that at least 20% of two-year college students have very low levels of food security. Not getting enough to eat can have a dramatic effect on academics. Students who don’t get enough to eat might make lower grades, have lower test scores, and have a lower chance of graduating.

Together, we can reduce food insecurity and give our students the best chance of success.

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Making a gift to the Student Scholarship Fund is one of the most rewarding ways to make a difference in the lives of North Central Michigan College students. Your gift to the Scholarship Fund enables North Central Michigan College to offer a first-class educational experience to our students and provides them the opportunity to achieve their academic and career goals.

The economic and cultural future of our region will be shaped by the students of today. Your gift to the Student Scholarship Fund will not only change the lives of individual students, it will enhance the economic and cultural future for our regions health care systems, manufacturing & skilled trades industries, and entrepreneurial small businesses.

Our students are the greatest possible return on investment. Your contributions to the Student Scholarship Fund pave the way to a brighter future for us all.

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A beloved campus icon, Professor Larry Cummings taught history and geography at North Central for a remarkable 51 years. Sadly, Professor Cummings passed away on March 31, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. We honor Larry’s dedication and commitment to students at North Central and invite you to join many others in helping to establish the Larry ‘Grouse’ Cummings Scholarship. This scholarship will be an enduring celebration of the impact Larry made on our campus community, helping students expand their horizons through travel opportunities. To make a gift to the Larry ‘Grouse’ Cummings Scholarship, use our online giving form and select the scholarship name from the list of gift designation options.

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A gift to the Student Emergency Fund will help students who are facing immediate financial hardships. Whether it’s supporting students most impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic or future unforeseen hardships, the Student Emergency Fund provides a lifeline for struggling students.

Below are a few examples of how the Student Emergency Fund could be used:

  • Technology and connectivity needs related to remote learning
  • Housing/Rent/Utilities assistance
  • Personal Automobile/Transportation
  • Medical/Dental Bills
  • Other emergency or unforeseen circumstances

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A STEM-educated workforce will attract, retain, and grow businesses in our region, creating a diverse and resilient local economy. While our communities can – and do – attract the best and brightest from around the world, we must commit to growing and developing our own local STEM talent to prepare students for the high-skill, high-paying jobs of today and tomorrow in areas like health care, IT and manufacturing. 

The foundation is establishing a fund for professional development, equipment, and technology upgrades that will drive innovative teaching and learning methods, better serve our students, and respond to occasional disruptions and continuous technological change

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