28TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE
In November 2017 at the Kodak Center, MCC Foundation supporters and community members honored Sandy Parker and John “Dutch” Summers’ leadership and philanthropy with the awarding of the prestigious Salute to Excellence award.
Honorary Chair Michael S. Weed, president of Graywood Companies, along with Committee Chair Sergio Esteban, chief executive officer of LaBella Associates, D.P.C., led the extraordinary celebration, raising more than $50,000 (net) to support student success and program excellence at MCC.
Sandy and Dutch’s philanthropy through the Summers Foundation includes inspiring students at the University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men to study Precision Machining or Construction Technology at MCC. UPrep students and faculty were among the nearly 400 guests who attended the event.
The evening also recognized outstanding alumni Christopher Collins ʼ79, Gladys Pedraza-Burgos ʼ91, Barbara Deane-Williams ʼ75 and Joseph L. Wesley ʼ83 (pictured below), who were inducted into the MCC Alumni Hall of Fame. Representatives of Gold and Silver Benefactors—Eastman Business Park, Avangrid Foundation, Corning Incorporated, Dixon Schwabl, BME Associates, Cannon Industries, CMI Communications, the DiMarco Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Konar Properties, M&T Bank, Rochester Institute of Technology and Woods Oviatt Gilman—helped introduce the inductees and present the awards.
Meet the newest members of the MCC Alumni Hall of Fame:
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Olivia & David A. ʼ73 Cornell
Ken & Pamela Hines
Monroe Community College Association
Professor Karen L. Morris
Diane L. Shoger & Timothy M. Coughlin
Jeffrey & Lyn Springut
Charis & Richard S. ʼ68 Warshof
Dr. Alice Holloway Young
Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Briggs
Century Liquor & Wines
Philip Kellogg ʼ81
Mr. Joseph P. Marron
Mr. John J. Murphy IV
Ashwin & Rashmi Shah
Stella & Clayton Wiley
Avangrid Foundation and RG&E
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Eastman Business Park
Cannon Industries, Inc.
The DiMarco Group, LLC
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
LaBella Associates, D.P.C.
M/E Engineering, PC
Dr. Michael & Eloise Myers
Wegmans Food Markets
Davie Kaplan, CPA, PC
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
ESL Charitable Foundation
LiDestri Foods Inc.
Rochester City School District