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Here’s how your gift can make a difference at Mitchell.

Program Development
Mitchell Community College is constantly exploring new programs and areas of study that will benefit the community and its key stakeholders. Funding for new program development requires support outside the annual state budget. Gifts to the College would support the development of these new programs once identified. Contributions to program development will support salaries and fringe benefits for instructors/faculty, the purchase of related instructional equipment, advanced technology, essential classroom supplies and materials, and professional development opportunities for faculty teaching in these programs.

Public Safety Training
Mitchell Community College has plans to construct a Public Safety Training Facility that will house training programs for all public safety programs including fire, first responder, rescue, EMT, paramedic, and law enforcement personnel. These essential workers are critical to ensure the health and safety of our communities. The facility and training grounds will be constructed in phases in accordance with best practices and will meet established training standards set by certifying bodies for these programs. Gifts to the College will support construction and the purchase and installation of equipment. This premier training facility will ensure a well-trained and competent public safety worker pipeline for our service area.

The Maverick Fund
The Mitchell Maverick Fund is our annual giving fund, designed to provide unrestricted, current-use dollars in support of college priorities. Gifts to the Maverick Fund are spent in full each year and target the areas of greatest need as determined by the college. Make a gift online to the Maverick Fund.

Scholarship Support
Our students regularly depend upon financial aid to help them achieve their potential in college. Scholarship gifts are critical to student success. Donors can support financial aid needs in a number of ways: through the OneMitchell Scholarship program, which provides unrestricted, current-use dollars; through creating a named, current-use scholarship; and through creating a named, endowed scholarship fund. To learn more about creating a named, current-use or endowed scholarship, please contact the Advancement Office.

Experiential Learning
We believe students learn best by doing, and there’s no better way to provide those opportunities than by supporting research, travel, and professional experiences. Gifts to Experiential Learning provide current-use support for programs like Project Yellowstone, undergraduate research, and student internships or apprenticeships. Support experiential learning here, or contact the Advancement Office for more information.

Friends of the Arts Fund
Mitchell Community College celebrates a long history of visual and performing arts–including being home to the first nationally accredited music program in North Carolina. Our music and visual art programs depend on donor support to provide exceptional opportunities for students, bring in top-rate instructors, and host thrilling concerts and exhibitions for our community. Honoring the legacies of Dan and Jane Pardue, the Friends of the Arts fund is the primary support mechanism for donors to give to the arts and provides current-use support. Support the Friends of the Arts fund here

Other ways to support Mitchell
We’d love to discuss your ideas of how you might be able to support the college through an existing or new program. Our best work is identifying your philanthropic passion and finding its best match here at Mitchell. Be sure to contact the Advancement Office to schedule a meeting to discuss how you can support Mitchell.