This past fall, we brought together our friends to encourage them to take their first steps in support of single parents who study at MCC. After hearing one mother’s story, our friends were eager to join us in supporting students who seek better lives for themselves and their children.
— LISA PAULIS & NELLIE HEDEGARD, STAR POWER DONORS, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

STAR POWER Shines on Single Parents

The women of the MCC Foundation Board, who are business and community leaders, launched the STAR Power Women’s Giving Initiative in 2013 to strengthen families throughout our community. To date, nearly 80 Rochester women and families have invested $375,000 in the initiative and have helped ease financial burdens on students who are single parents. In 2015, nearly 1,900 students were single parents. STAR Power scholarships help students cover expenses like childcare, work fewer hours while going to school, pursue more meaningful careers, and make a better life for themselves and their families.

GOLD STAR ($25,000)

Elizabeth A. Sydor ’79

 

SUPER STAR ($12,500)

Cynthia & Wayne Gilman

Cecelia Horwitz & Floyd Tucker

 

ROCK STAR ($5,000 AND ABOVE)

Essie Calhoun-McDavid & Bernard McDavid

Julie Camardo-Steron/Zweigle’s Inc.

Jill M. Cicero Esq.

Flor & Bobby Colón

Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation in memory of Regina Cornell

Susan & John L. DiMarco, II

Lauren Dixon/Dixon Schwabl

Vernita & Emerson Fullwood

Dr. John W. & Heather Goodbody

Bernice E. Hatch

Nellie & Wade Hedegard

Ken & Pamela Hines

Anne M. Kress & Edward B. Davis, III

Dolores & Brad Kruchten

Cindy Langston

Dr. Barbara & John Lovenheim

Elaine S. Michael

Sandra Parker & Dutch Summers

Lisa & Richard Paulis

Kathleen E. Pavelka ’79

Jessica & Tyler Savage

Sharon Kelly Sayers ’72

Lori Van Dusen & Ronald Boillat

J. Christine Wilson / Wilson Foundation

Melanie & Jeremy Wolk

Anonymous (2) 

DAZZLING STAR ($2,500 AND ABOVE)

Dirk Bernold & Karen Hatch

Cheryl Brunelle 

Donna M. Dedee Doyle

Bev French Taylor

Susan Holliday

James & Daria Shaw

Diane L. Shoger & Timothy M. Coughlin

Pam Viggiani & Robert Cole

Donna Wenk

  

LUCKY STAR ($1,250 AND ABOVE)

Dawn V. Borgeest ’76

Mary Ellen Burris

Penny Crudup ’12

Susan & Dave Gurak

Diana M. Lauria

Jennifer Leonard

Kathy & Rich Parrinello

Abby & Josh Reinhard

Ms. Susan R. van der Stricht

Jennie Viggiani & Kevin McGuire

Gretchen & Mick Wood

 

RISING STAR ($500 AND ABOVE)

Tom ’76 and Holly ’90 Anderson

Ms. Laurie A. Baker

Theresa Bowick ’01

Kathleen K. Bromley

Ann L. Burr

Diane Cecero & Mark Whelan

Lisa & Walter Critchley 

Melissa Fingar

Emily Marullo

Jodi Oriel ’93

Barbara Osterman

Dr. Vivian A. Palladoro

Erica Bliss Pattni 

Kathleen Roth

Susan D. Spencer ’07

Peggy Weston Byrd & Ralph Byrd 

Linda Weinstein

James W. Winston ’75

Maureen Wolfe

Dr. Alice Holloway Young 

David ’14 & Alicia ’92 Zona

 

LUMINARIES

Vasant N. Asgaonkar

Theresa M. Carter

Corning Incorporated Foundation

Lisa M. Dahl

Felicia L. Davis

Kathleen Grinnell

Mia Hodgins

William Kingston

Ms. Mary Kress

Allana M. Lazeroff

Karen C. Martin

Laura Norris

Elaine & Christopher Pipa

Kate & Stephen Polozie

Amanda & Joseph Proia

Parul & Robert Rahbari

Teressa & Jason Rosenberg

Sheila Strong ’98

Rochelle Watson