Your Support Changes Lives and Builds Futures
Education is the gateway to a better future, both for individual students and for all of us whom their work affects, whether they are our children's kindergarten teachers, the nurses caring for our loved ones, or the farmer using new technologies to keep us all fed.
Each year, hundreds of SMC students rely on the scholarships provided by generous donors to pursue their goals and reach their potential.
The mission of the Southwestern Michigan College Foundation is to inspire donors to bridge the financial gap through scholarships and educational investments, thereby opening doors to change lives through higher education and career training.
Please consider making a gift of any amount to support the next generation of impact-makers in our communities.
About the SMC Foundation
The SMC Foundation exists to ensure that all eligible students have financial access to Southwestern Michigan College. It also supports the college in areas not funded through taxes, tuition, and grants like campus beautification projects.
The foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that was established in 1970. It is governed by a board of directors made up of local community members who volunteer their time.
Invest in Students
Stewardship of Fiduciary Resources
Enhance Educational Opportunities
Enrich Our Communities through Access to Higher Education
Dr. Carole Schmidt, President
Tom Ellspermann, Vice President
Dr. Joe Odenwald, Secretary
Susan Coulston, Treasurer
Mike O'Brien, Executive Director
Hon. Susan Dobrich
Richard "Dick" Judd Jr.
Patricia "Patty" Patano
Dr. David Fleming
Wellington "Duke" Jones III
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