A Message from our Chair, Rudy Parga
It is an honor and privilege to serve as the new Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Board Chair and I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the exciting work we are doing at the Foundation, as well as a few of our goals for the upcoming year.
First and foremost, I look forward to increased communication and collaboration between the Foundation, the Board, our donors, partners and the Maricopa Community Colleges District. This newsletter is the first step toward what I hope will be a continuous open dialogue as we impact the lives of our students obtaining a college education.
Additionally, a key focus of the Board will be to address the needs of our community, by continuing to align the Foundation with industry partners. This will allow us to enhance the innovative programs and resources available for student advancement and workforce development, while furthering our reach as a key economic driver throughout Maricopa County.
We will also be improving our processes and procedures as well as grant and scholarship strategies, extending our culture of philanthropy to better serve the needs of our students on their pathway toward success.
And finally, I look forward to an exciting 2020 Heroes of Education Recognition Dinner, celebrating its 15th Anniversary recognizing those who have a personal and professional commitment to supporting students and educational opportunities. Since its inception in 2006, Heroes of Education has raised $1.8 million in scholarship funds to support Maricopa Community College students.
As you can see, there are big things ahead for the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. On behalf of the entire Foundation Board, I thank you for your support and continued trust.