Avangrid Foundation’s investment of $250,000 supports Single Stop at MCC, a new program that removes financial and personal barriers to a college education for disadvantaged students.
— Nicole Licata Grant, Director, Avangrid Foundation, New Haven, Connecticut

From establishing vital scholarship funds to helping transform learning spaces into simulations of actual workplaces, major donors help keep MCC responsive to student and employer needs. The MCC Foundation, along with MCC faculty and students, is grateful to the following major donors for their investment in public higher education at MCC. 



Monroe Community College Association


$500,000 TO $749,999

Greater Rochester Health Foundation


$100,000 TO $499,999

Avangrid Foundation, Inc.

The Estate of Stasia J. Callan

Corning Incorporated Foundation

First Niagara Foundation

Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation

The Estate of Donna J. Miller RN

Diane L. Shoger & 

Timothy M. Coughlin

United Way

Chip & Stuart Weismiller


$50,000 TO $99,999

Tom & Kate Flynn

Monro, Inc.

M&T Bank

Xerox Foundation  


$20,000 TO $49,999

Avani Technology Solutions, Inc.

A. Beckwith ’84

Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation

John L. DiMarco, Sr. Family Foundation

High Falls Operating Co., LLC

Joseph Mazzeo

James McGrath

Helen Pluta

Ron & Mary Pluta

Ralph P. & Elizabeth B. Gennarino Complex Trust I

Barbara Randall

Rochester Automobile Dealers Association

Rochester General Hospital Foundation, Inc.

Unity Health System

University of Rochester Medical Center

Wilson Foundation


$5,000 TO $19,999

American Precision Optics Manufacturers

Mary & George Bauer

Mr. R. Carlos Carballada

The DiMarco Group

Lauren Dixon/Dixon Schwabl

Duda Family Foundation

Sergio Esteban

David F. Gantt/LMG Management

Glover-Crask Charitable Trust

Patricia L. Glover

Gray Metal Products, Inc.

Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association, Inc.

Horizons National Student Enrichment Program, Inc.

Howard Konar

Michael Krupnicki ’85, President, Mahany Welding Supply

LaBella Associates, D.P.C.

Bob & Chris Latella

LeChase Construction Services, LLC

The M&T Charitable Foundation

North American Breweries

On Course Foundation U.S.A.

The Family of Mary Porcari Brady

Liz & Eric Rennert

Ms. Kathy Strong

James M. Sydor ’71

Stefan Sydor Optics, Inc.

Mary & John ’64 Thompson

United Lens Company, Inc.

Universal Photonics, Inc.

William & Sheila Konar Foundation

J. Christine Wilson & Mary K. Collins


We love investing in students, especially by sharing ideas and best practices with everyday entrepreneurs. For us, this is a calling. Partnering with MCC has led to the Launch Your Business! initiative that will not only reward students for presenting innovative business ideas, but also provide the kind of mentoring and seed monies that are essential to starting a successful business and, ultimately, leading wonderfully fulfilled lives.
— Chip & Stuart Weismiller, Entrepreneurs & Educators, Norwalk, Connecticut

The opening of MCC’s new auto lab is an economic success story for our region. With RADA Foundation support, MCC was able to tap into additional state funding to expand MCC’s automotive technology program to renovate the lab and educate more technicians for our dealer members.
— Brad McAreavy, President, Rochester Automobile Dealers Association, Rochester, New York