Through the fine arts, students see the world in a whole new way.
— Marilyn M. & G. Christopher ʼ68 Belle-Isle New Chapter: Endowed scholarship for MCC fine arts students

Local artist Marilyn M. Belle-Isle (at right) knows from experience that, “It takes a special person to go into the arts.” In support of a career field where higher education is important and salary potential is far from guaranteed, Marilyn and her husband, Chris, want to give students the opportunity to focus and not be distracted while studying Fine Arts at MCC. By endowing a scholarship with a gift of $25,000 to the MCC Foundation in December 2017, the couple used philanthropy to promote studies in the humanities to current students. They look forward to learning about students’ dreams and interests, and selecting scholarship recipients. An MCC retiree and a member of the MCC Alumni Hall of Fame, Chris says the couple gives back because “we know the student need is there and it is huge.” The Belle-Isles also appreciate how MCC’s Fine Arts associate degree program dovetails into bachelor’s degree programs. Through their scholarship, the Belle-Isle’s hope students will be inspired to “see their world in shadows, colors and lines” and know that artists can be college-bound, too. 

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ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

292-Baby Endowed Scholarship Fund

Athletic Excellence Endowment

The Babitz Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Bausch & Lomb Endowment Fund

Alicia Beckwith Endowed Scholarship Fund

Marilyn and Chris Belle-Isle Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship

Sarah Bentivegna Endowed Scholarship

Beyond the Formula Statistics Endowed Scholarship

Mark Bogdonoff Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Donald B. and Kathleen R. Borbee Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Boylan Brown Endowed Scholarship for Paralegal Studies

Robert S. Brown Memorial T-TEN Endowed Scholarship

Janet Buchanan Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund

Elbert “Al” Butler Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Carballada Endowed Scholarship for Rochester City Students

R. Carlos Carballada Daycare Endowed Scholarship Fund

Anthony Cavanna Student Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund

Carol Cloos Memorial Scholarship Endowment

CloudCheckr Endowed STEM Scholarship

The Fannie and Sam Constantino First Generation Endowed Scholarship Program

Linda Curran ’79 Memorial Student Aide Endowed Scholarship

DiMarco Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Lauren Dixon Endowed Scholarship for Women in Business & Marketing

John L. Dougherty Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Ebersman Family Endowed Scholarship

Educational Technology Services Endowed Scholarship Fund

Fisher Associates Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Excellence

R. Thomas and Kate Flynn Endowed Scholarship

Robert A. Fratangelo Memorial Endowment Scholarship

The Mary and Ted Freeman Endowed Scholarship

Beverly and Dr. Henry Pierson “Pete” French, Jr. Endowed Award for Excellence in History

Henry Pierson “Peter” French III Endowed Scholarship

Frontier Communications Endowed Scholarship Fund

Emerson U. and Vernita Fullwood Endowed Scholarship

Jane L. Garr Endowed Nursing Scholarship

General Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Genesee Brewers’ Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Irwyn Glazer Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Benarta “Bonnie” Glickman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Dr. LeRoy V. and Lillian E. Good Presidential Endowed Scholarship Fund

Carl S. Hallauer Endowed Scholarship Fund for Criminal Justice

The Hattie H. Harris, Jennefer & Perry T. Noun, Sr. Endowed Scholarship

Harris Corporation Endowed Scholarship for Women in Technology

Gilbert J. Hatch Endowed Scholarship Fund

Phyllis M. Hazen Endowed Scholarship Fund

Donald W. Holleder Scholarship Endowment

Arnold L. Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Gilbert and Joyce Jordan Endowed Scholarship for English

Doris H. Kevin Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Thomas R. Kissel Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Mary P. and John H. Koch Endowed Scholarship Fund

Howard Konar Presidential Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Sydney Koret Endowed Scholarship Fund

Judith Gale Kowba Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The William H. Lagerway and Faith Prather Endowed Scholarship for Students in Photography

Ann Laughren Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Ann and Helen Laughren Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Clara Levison ’77 Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Lewis Tree Service Endowed Scholarship

Dawn and Jacques Lipson Endowed Award for Nursing Excellence

Jack G. Lubelle Endowed Scholarship

Max Lubelle Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Rebecca Glick Lubelle Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Daniel E. Lyons Memorial Endowment

The Martha Maher-Garcia Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Joe Mancarella Memorial Endowed Soccer Scholarship

Juliane Marino Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund for Student Nurses

Irene Kelly Mason Dental Hygiene Endowed Scholarship Fund

MCC Bookstore Student Leaders Endowed Scholarship

MCC Nursing Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund

Ronald McDonald House Charities Memorial Endowed Scholarship in memory of Ronald L. Bittner

Marcia W. McDowell Hospitality Endowed Scholarship

Marcia W. McDowell Presidential Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence

MG Car Club of Western New York Centre, Inc Endowed Scholarship

Joan and George C. Monagan Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dominic P. Montulli Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Thomas T. Mooney Scholarship Endowment

Lucien A. and Elizabeth S. Morin Endowed Scholarship

M&T Bank Endowed Scholarship Fund

Jyoti and Mahendra Nanavati Endowed Scholarship

Natapow Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund

M. L. Navrat Endowed Scholarship Fund

Richard A. Neubauer Endowed Scholarship

D. Robert Nicholson Scholarship Endowment

Mary P. Nolan Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship

O’Hanlon Family First Responders Endowment Scholarship

Kathleen E. Pavelka Student Leader Endowed Scholarship

Pete Pavia – MCC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship

Dennis A. Pelletier Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Robert E. Pledger Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Andrew Pluta Endowed Scholarship

Stuart R. Porter and Joyce R. Porter Endowed Scholarship Fund

Leonard E. Redon Endowed Scholarship Fund for Student Leaders

Riedman Student Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund

Richard Riley Endowed Scholarship Fund

Battalion Chief William J. Robertson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Robinson Family Student Leaders Endowed Scholarship

Rochester McDonald’s Hospitality Endowed Scholarship in memory of Richard M. Guon

Milton J.  and Fred J. Ruterbusch Endowed Scholarship

Deborah Sak Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Salute to Excellence Endowed Scholarship Fund

Teresa C. Schottler Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Alan B. Shaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship for English

Barbara M. and Robert H. Shaw Music Endowed Scholarship

Sgt. Robert M. Skelton, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Betty P. Smith Endowed Scholarship for Returning Adult Students

Christine Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Joanne D. and John T. Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund

Patricia Flynn Soltys Endowed Scholarship

Charles H. Speirs Endowed Scholarship Fund

Andrew “AJ” Sperr Endowed Scholarship Fund

Paula & Samuel J. Stabins Student Leadership Endowed Scholarship

Samuel J. Stabins/Gannett Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund

STAR Power Endowed Scholarship

Ronald J. Starkweather Endowed Memorial Award

David W. Stewart Presidential Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence

The Thompson Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Time Warner Communications Endowed Scholarship Fund

Diedrea D. Tisdale Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Tooling and Machining Endowed Scholarship

The Michael VanValkenburgh Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Dr. Viswanathan Dental Hygiene Endowed Scholarship

Wentworth Family Endowed Scholarship

Richard Westerberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Marie C. & Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Jan Z. Wiranowski Endowed Scholarship

Jan Z. Wiranowski Renaissance Endowed Scholarship

Wiranowski Universal Humanism of Hope Endowed Scholarship

Richard Zwitzer Memorial Endowed Scholarship