Your generosity creates opportunities for hard-working students.
FMCC graduates like Kathia Maracayo balanced work, school, and family to achieve their dreams of educational attainment. Your gifts – large and small – have created educational opportunities worthy of their efforts. Read more about how FM Foundation has used your generosity to open new paths for Kathia and other FMCC students.
When Kathia Maracayo decided to go back to school, she knew it was going to be a challenge. She had two children and a full-time job. Balancing all of her responsibilities and school was going to be difficult. Kathia credits the staff at Fulton-Montgomery Community College for supporting her throughout her studies, noting,
“I felt ready and prepared with the training that I got at FMCC, and now, I save people’s lives every day. I love my patients, I love my job, and our community college got me here.”
Many community college students face similar challenges when they decide to pursue higher education. They sacrifice and struggle to balance financial obligations, family commitments, work, and study. Why? It’s one of a small number of paths to upward mobility. Students like Kathia know that an education is worth the investment. If you’re reading this, it’s safe to say that you know it, too.
At FM Foundation, we invest in education through continued funding of student scholarships, academic and cultural programs, and important upgrades to facilities and equipment. Your contributions to the Foundation ensure hard-working students like Kathia have access to educational opportunities at FMCC that are worthy of their efforts.
FMCC began in 1963 as a small campus where students studied leather making and secretarial science. Today, FMCC is home to forty future-focused academic programs, including radiologic technology and entertainment technology. Our student population has grown from 350 in that first year to nearly 2,000 students today, including students from 24 different countries. Our graduates have gone on to become artists and administrators, medical techs and ministers. They save lives and brew beer. They work in labs and in offices.
And contributions from members like you made all that possible.
In recent years, your gifts have built the FAM Financial Technology Center, where students are learning how to navigate stocks in a disruptive economy through state-of-the-art technology. Your contributions have transformed the RAO Theater into a modern classroom for training students in live performance technology. Your funding created the Perrella Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Thanks to you ,we will be able to transform our athletic grounds into a multi-purpose turf field. You’ve created safer, more attractive spaces where students, staff, and visitors feel welcome.
As 2022 draws to a close, we are focusing on the opportunities that 2023 will present to our school, our students, and our community. We expect to fund more than $200,000 in scholarships and to continue our enhancements of the campus, but we can’t do it without your support. No gift is too large or too small. Every contribution creates another opportunity for students like Kathia to excel and achieve their academic and career goals.