MCC Foundation

Mission Statement

Manchester Community College Foundation advances the academic, economic, and personal growth of diverse populations by securing funding to assist the college in achieving its mission and goals through support of programs, scholarships and equipment.


The MCC Foundation plays an instrumental role in ensuring the college’s doors are open to the community. Board members are ambassadors for the college and seek to share our understanding of the pivotal role MCC plays in our region. Because MCC is a vital community asset, we seek to attract resources for the college and its students in support of scholarships, programs and equipment.

I welcome you to learn more about MCC, what makes it unique and how you can be involved. There are so many ways MCC can benefit you and so many ways you can make a difference through the power of education.

Richard J. Trachimowicz
MCC Foundation President

What We Do

Since 1968, MCC Foundation has supported the college’s strategic initiatives via funding for student scholarships, college programs and equipment. Financial needs cannot be met by state dollars alone; MCC needs private partners like you to ensure access, excellence and relevance to our community is sustained.

Through its fundraising and outreach, MCC Foundation is focused on building a network of community support and promoting increased public understanding of the college as a regional resource and economic contributor.

Call for Innovation Grant Proposals

MCC Foundation offers grants to the MCC community to stimulate innovation and fund projects that will enhance the student experience inside and outside the classroom and improve our community. For more information, go to Call for Proposals.

A Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for your continued investment in MCC.

In these tough economic times, the college continues to experience growth in enrollment, despite trends to the contrary. This growth is due in part to our statewide draw – a testament to the quality and appeal of our programs and our reputation of delivering excellence, access and relevance.

For the state community colleges, funding continues to be a challenge and as resources become increasingly scarce, our tuition dollars help to close the gap. Our donors help to ease the pressure placed on our students and advance Connecticut’s future through the promise of education.

The Manchester Community College Foundation raises funds for the college’s strategic initiatives, scholarships, programs and equipment. Scholarships celebrate academic excellence while assisting those students for whom financial support is a necessity. This past year, we helped over 200 students with scholarships totaling over $200,000. In addition, this past year we have been able to support academic and student programs with over $50,000 in funding.

MCC is one of the region’s greatest assets, and I am confident that all of us – working together – will help Manchester Community College continue to provide a quality education to all who desire it. Thank you for taking an active role in contributing to this exceptional community resource.

Foundation funds, which are held in cash, money market funds, stocks and bonds, are invested and dispersed according to Foundation policies and are audited annually.

For additional information, please download our full Annual Report.


Leia Bell
Executive Director, MCC Foundation

Contact Information

Leia Bell
Executive Director, MCC Foundation
Phone: 860-512-2904

Kyle Sprague
Educational Assistant
Phone: 860-512-2903

Mailing Address
Manchester Community College Foundation
Great Path, M.S. #6
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046