The Metropolitan Community College Foundation
3200 Broadway
Kansas City MO 64111

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 604-1195
Fax 816- 759-1408
Mission Statement

Mission Statement: The Metropolitan Community College Foundation is dedicated to providing access to quality education and career opportunities.

 Vision Statement:  The MCC Foundation will be recognized as the premier educational foundation in the region, cultivating people's desire to learn and giving them the opportunity to be successful.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jessica Ramirez
Board Chair Mr. Matt Stuart McFadden
Board Chair Company Affiliation Newmark Grubb Zimmer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1975
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
The MCC Foundation gratefully accepts gifts and contributions that can be allocated across a wide variety of interests: personal endowments, memorial gifts, commemorative gifts, matching gifts, event sponsorships, planned giving, and gift-in-kind. Monetary gifts can be made on-line using a credit card or mailed to the Foundation office. Volunteer roles range from campus advisory boards, board of directors and special events/committees.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

Mission Statement: The Metropolitan Community College Foundation is dedicated to providing access to quality education and career opportunities.

 Vision Statement:  The MCC Foundation will be recognized as the premier educational foundation in the region, cultivating people's desire to learn and giving them the opportunity to be successful.

Background Statement
The Metropolitan Community Colleges Foundation was founded in 1975 and has a mission of reducing the barriers to education for the students who attend one of the five Metropolitan Community College campuses. The MCC Foundation supports the mission of the Metropolitan Community Colleges and the 36,000 people it annually serves by addressing their financial and educational needs through scholarships, educational enhancement programs and the improvement of learning facilities. The MCC Foundation board members help create the ongoing relationships between the college and the communities they serve. The MCC Foundation's vision is to create partnerships in our community that make the Metropolitan Community College the first choice for higher education. The MCC Foundation serves as the 501(c)(3) entity for the Metropolitan Community College. Although the Metropolitan Community College (MCC) District was established in 1964, its roots originate with the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, which was founded in 1915. Just four years later, Kansas City Polytechnic Institute became the Junior College of Kansas City. By 1921, the Junior College added evening classes. Following World War II, the college expanded its academic offerings to include various kinds of occupational training. It also began attracting more and more students from outlying communities beyond Kansas City, Missouri. From its inception and until 1964, the college was part of the Kansas City School District. Just five years after formation of the MCC District, Longview, Maple Woods and Penn Valley opened to replace the single institution known as the Metropolitan Junior College. There are now five campuses comprising the MCC District:  MCC-Blue River (Independence), MCC- Longview (Lee's Summit), MCC-Maple Woods (North of the River), MCC-Penn Valley (Urban Core) and the Business and Technology College (North Kansas City).
Impact Statement

Top 2018 Accomplishments:

  • Burns & McDonnell Innovation Design Lab;
  • Largest awarding of scholarship dollars in MCC Foundation's history: over $550,000.   
  • Foundation 4-year Strategic Plan that complements the College Strategic Plan;
  • New Student Success Center at the MCC-Penn Valley Campus made possible with philanthropic support; and the
  • Resurrection of the Gratitude Reception where scholarship donors meet their scholarship recipients.

2019 Top Goals

  1. Kick-off a Capital Campaign in Fall 2019.
  2. Launch Alumni Strategic Plan. 
  3. Announce Alumni Council.
  4. Kick-off Alumni Events. 
  5. Raise $1.2M.

Needs Statement
In order to address the financial need of MCC students as well as delivering the highest quality and affordable option for students. The MCC Foundation will be focusing on four strategic themes to address and support the mission statements of the College and Foundation.
The strategic themes of the MCC Foundation are all related to the following focus areas:
  1. Resource Development/Advancement. The MCC Foundation will increase revenue that supports student success. Objectives: Increase scholarship support for students. Identify revenue through alternative resource opportunities (e.g. special events). Identify, research and disseminate information about funding prospects and grants management requirements, as well as through targeted communications in order to increase the number of current grants.
  2. Workforce Development/Industry Partnerships. The MCC Foundation will grow industry partnerships that foster real world opportunities for students to be 'work ready'. Objectives: Grow funding from corporate and business partners through the MCC Foundation. Grow the Foundation Board of Directors business support that leverages in-kind donations (equipment) and/or naming opportunities. Increase industry partnerships to generate internships and hiring for MCC students.
  3. Alumni Engagement. Increase MCC alumni giving by 100% annually. Objectives: Facilitate authentic and mutually beneficial relationships with current alumni through identifying their needs, celebrating their success, mentoring, etc. Develop intra-department relationships to connect MCC alumni with events and engagement opportunities at the College. Engage current students so they are familiar with philanthropic opportunities with MCC once they become an alumni.
  4. Infrastructure/Systems. The MCC Foundation will integrate data management, communications and donation systems that are user friendly, donor-centered, complete and accurate to ensure optimal data health of donor, prospect and alumni records. Increase advancement utilization of donor database.

Service Categories
Two-Year Colleges
Higher Education
Two-Year Colleges
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
Geographic Area Served Narrative Today, MCC is one of the largest public education providers in the area. With five campuses on the Missouri side of Greater Kansas City and a robust online program, MCC serves more than 36,000 students annually through credit and noncredit courses and business services. From the beginning, MCC has been a vibrant and ever-changing system that works to create a better community through education.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
I am honored and proud to provide leadership to one of the largest and oldest public colleges in the Greater Kansas City area. As a five campus institution spanning 12 school districts and touching approximately 36,000 students annually, Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has been faced with some diverse challenges. MCC is determined to keep tuition affordable for all as well as toprovide high academic and support services needed for workforce placement and/or transfer to four-year colleges and universities for degree completion. Additionally, the college has seen a growing diversified student population (e.g. gender, age, ethnicity, learning abilities, transfer students, new retirees, etc.) requesting more program and academic student services for academic success.
Celebrating over 100 years of service, MCC has been a vital source for healthcare career training in the Kansas City metropolitan area. MCC-Penn Valley campus is home to health care programs and has one of the largest enrollments of any school. On the Longview campus, you will find our nationally ranked post-secondary automotive program with state-of-the-art testing equipment in a spacious building and a highly regarded engineering program. The Blue River campus, home to the Western Missouri Public Safety Training Institute, trains police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians. At I-435 and Front Street, the Business and Technology campus provides a home for many of MCC’s technical training and business services and in addition offers apprenticeship opportunities. Maple Woods, in the Northland, is known for its Veterinary Technology program.
These are just a few of the examples of how MCC is on the MOVE, mobilizing our vision for excellence and engagement, to be a high-performing institution that is learning-centered, affordable, and aligned around student success. MCC is on the MOVE to provide workforce training and employability for the local region thereby boosting the economy. Each of MCC's five campuses provides affordable, high quality education college courses.
Description MCC Foundation raises much needed funds for full or part-time scholarships that allow access for financially deserving MCC students. Scholarships can be endowed for $10,000 or more. Donors can select the campus, area of study and student demographic.
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success MCC has ongoing support of donors to establish new endowed scholarships.
Long-Term Success Long-term succession of for scholarships is defined by the donors interested in establishing endowed scholarships. Currently, the endowed scholarships are at $3 million.
Program Success Monitored By The Foundation Board of Directors and the Finance, Scholarship and Fundraising Committees.
Examples of Program Success
In FY18, the Foundation had the largest awarding of scholarship dollars in 10 years.
MCC Foundation raises funds in support of the expansion and development of MCC - Penn Valley's Student Success Center in order to better prepare urban students, increase the student retention and graduation rate, and create a facility that simulates a learning and collaborative environment. 
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served General/Unspecified, Other Named Groups
Short-Term Success Enhanced educational support by creating a state-of-the-art facility that provides tutors, counselors and library book rental in one central location on campus. 
Long-Term Success
  1. A one-stop location for tutoring, counseling and library book rental for urban students. 
  2. Increase student retention and graduation rates.
  3. Serve low-income urban core residents with high quality educational opportunities.
Program Success Monitored By MCC Board of Trustees; MCC Foundation Board of Directors; MCC-Penn Valley advisory councils.
Examples of Program Success MCC-Penn Valley serves students from a variety of backgrounds, many who are first time college students. MCC Foundation raises funds in support of the expansion and development of Student Success Centers on all five campuses. MCC - Penn Valley's Student Success Center opened in Fall 2017 to better prepare students, increase the student retention and graduation rate, and create a facility that simulates a learning and collaborative environment.
Description MCC Foundation raises needed funds for full or part-time scholarships that allow access for financially deserving MCC students.  Annual scholarships are not endowed and are awarded upon receipt of gift and criteria from the donor. 
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, Other Named Groups
Short-Term Success Short term success is defined by yearly increases in funding available. In FY18, over $500,000 in scholarships were awarded.
Long-Term Success Long-term success is defined by the donors continued interest in supporting students through scholarships that are established in memorium or honor. To meet the financial needs and requests of all MCC students to generate funds.
Program Success Monitored By The Finance and Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee oversee the progress and success.
Examples of Program Success Program success has been evident through the increase funding for diverse populations and areas of study.
Description MCC Foundation raises in-kind (equipment & supplies) and direct support from private donors for ongoing campus programs and workforce development. All Campuses: Funds and equipment for Associate degree and certificate programs, non-credit training, workforce development and continuing education and emergency funds.
Category Education, General/Other Vocational Education
Population Served General/Unspecified, Homeless
Short-Term Success Short term success is defined by yearly increases in funding made available from donations and sponsorships.
Long-Term Success Long term success is defined by community involvement and support of campus related programs and projects.
Program Success Monitored By The campus presidents monitor progress and assure success.
Examples of Program Success Examples of program success include upgrades, renovations and expansion of programs for the students and community.
Description The MCC Foundation raises funds and develops community partners to support cultural, athletic, literacy, and career programs on each campus. Additionally, MCC provides continuing education classes for post-professional individuals.
Category Education, General/Other Partnerships in Education
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success Short term success is defined by the level of involvement of the community in the events.
Long-Term Success Long term success is defined by continuation of community related events.
Program Success Monitored By The campus committees monitor the progress and assure program success.
Examples of Program Success An example of program success is the increased community involvement in campus service areas.
CEO Comments By assisting the institution and the students, the Foundation staff sees their direct role in helping the community. The location of the Foundation offices at the MCC Administrative Center directly across from the Penn Valley campus gives staff the direct view of the results and efforts by seeing the students in action.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Jessica Ramirez
Term Start Sept 2016
Experience Senior professional with over 20 years of non-profit experience in fundraising, capital campaigns, special event planning marketing/communications and grant writing. Success in executing individual and major gift solicitations with strong skill sets in donor cultivation and stewardship. Exceptional board development and support.
Former CEOs
Mr. Vincent AnchJan 2007 - Jan 2012
Mr. Kent HuyserFeb 2013 - Dec 2014
Paid Full-Time Staff 4
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 25
Retention Rate 50%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 5
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
The MCC Foundation, MCC - Penn Valley and the H & R Block Foundation provide matching scholarships (50/50) to students.
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation2006
Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)1999
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundations (NATEF)1990
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)2013
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2013
External Assessment and Accreditations
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology - Accreditation1999
Recognition: 2002 Specialist TrainingCouncil for Resource Development2002
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments The campus presidents and chancellor work in cooperation with the Foundation and the board to support the mission of the institution. The Foundation board actively engages in the meetings by asking questions and being complimentary to staff. The board supports Foundation and district wide events by personal involvement through committee membership, participation and financial support.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Matt McFadden
Company Affiliation Newmark Grubb Zimmer
Term June 2013 to June 2022
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr. Jason Dalen
Company Affiliation UBS Financial
Term Oct 2011 to June 2020
Board Members
Ms. Elizabeth AlexKansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
Mr. Bret BongeKCP&L
Mr. Ramin CherafatMcGownGordon Construction
Mr. Jason Stuart DalenUBS Financial
Mr. Rafael GarciaGarcia Architecture, LLC
Mr. Matt JohnsonCommunity America Credit Union
Mr. Mark LarrabeeArvest Bank
Mr. Matt McFaddenZimmer Real Estate Services, L.C.
Ms. Marquita MillerFive Star Tax & Business Solutions
Mr. Oscar MonterrosoTico Productions LLC
Mr. Michael PospisilPospisil Swift LLC
Ms. Sandra Priceretired
Mr. Michael RoaneRetired JE Dunn
Mr Kevin SeabaughCerner Corporation
Mr. Darin ShankThe ASA Group
Ms. Ruth Stricklen PullinsTruman Medical Centers
Ms. Robin StubenhoferHoneywell
Ms. Carolyn WatleyCBIZ
Ms. Victoria WesterhausStinson Leonard Street
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 Iranian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 65%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 25%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Capital Campaign
CEO Comments The campus presidents and chancellor work in cooperation with the Foundation and the Board of Directors in support of the mission of the institution through fundraising initiatives, grant opportunities and philanthropic support. The Foundation staff facilitates meetings with campus presidents and the chancellor to discuss fundraising and prospect updates. The board supports Foundation and district wide events by personally getting involved through committee membership, participation and financial support.
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $2,000,000
Projected Expenses $415,000
Endowment Value $12,900,000
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes event revenue. 
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$10,000$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$378,597$100,765$664,297
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$18,175$19,660$178,777
Revenue In-Kind--$0$31,871
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$579,476$548,913$874,854
Administration Expense$70,005$70,658$74,641
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.401.622.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%89%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$1,106,131$12,087,886$12,080,664
Current Assets$13,192,517$1,701,454$1,074,590
Long-Term Liabilities$25,070$70,223$0
Current Liabilities$1,552$1,274$185,770
Total Net Assets$13,165,895$12,016,389$11,894,894
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8500.331335.525.78
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%1%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Sunderland Foundation $100,000David T. Beals III Charitable Trust $250,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountTruman Heartland Community Foundation $50,000Sunderland Foundation $100,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRichard Richardson Education Opportunities $44,000H & R Block Foundation $49,682 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose

MCC Foundation raises funds in support of general scholarship funds for the five campuses; student success centers and the arts at the Longview and Penn Valley Campuses. 

Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments MCC draws upon the expertise of a team of CPA's and finance managers for guidance and direction. The Foundation board brings together board members with expertise in the banking and financial industries. The Foundation also has a Finance Committee that meets regularly throughout each year. Jointly, MCC and the Foundation utilized their financial team of expertise and continues to operate below the expected trends of the surrounding educational institutions. Additionally, the Foundation participates in annual audits and reports to its constituents through annual reports.
Other Documents
Organization Name The Metropolitan Community College Foundation
Address 3200 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Primary Phone (816) 604-1195
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jessica Ramirez
Board Chair Mr. Matt Stuart McFadden
Board Chair Company Affiliation Newmark Grubb Zimmer
Year of Incorporation 1975