A Major Gifts Campaign is a planned and coordinated set of activities that shares specific messages, increases awareness, and shares successes for a particular cause or organization. The NCMC Foundation’s upcoming Transforming Lives, Empowering People Major Gifts Campaign is all of the above. It will also help North Central Missouri College celebrate its 100th Birthday in 2025.
North Central Missouri College Transforms Lives by providing access to high-quality education at an affordable price and Empowering People to know that a college degree or certificate is achievable.
NCMC has three main sources of revenue: (1) tuition and fees, (2) state appropriations, and (3) local tax revenue. It is important to note NCMC is tax-assisted, NOT tax-supported. Therefore, an additional purpose of the campaign is to attract a fourth revenue source: private investment from businesses, organizations, and individuals.
The NCMC Foundation and specific committees have been working for several months to plan and prepare for the Transforming Lives, Empowering People Major Gifts Campaign. This effort focuses on three main initiatives: (1) The completion of Phase II of the additional NCMC campus in Savannah, MO, (2) A new Student Center on the Main Campus in Trenton, and (3) Scholarships focusing on First Generation Students, Mid-Career Students and Allied Health and Nursing students.
Work is underway to plan and design a student-focused building that brings together a dining hall, bookstore, and student commons area. There will also be a meeting space for possible community gatherings in the new facility. The additional campus in Savannah is bringing together career tech education courses along with relocating nursing programs from Maryville (August 2023) and Bethany (January 2024). In addition, NCMC is expanding allied health programs, including radiologic technology, surgical technology, and diagnostic sonography.
NCMC students pay 42% less to attend than other public in-state institutions. However, 92% of NCMC students also receive some form of financial aid, including student loans, therefore, emphasizing the need for additional support through scholarships.
The Transforming Lives, Empowering People to campaign public kick-off celebration will take place in Trenton on May 10th and in Savannah on May 18th. More details will be shared soon, and the community is invited to attend.
Do you have questions or interest in involvement? Do you need a program speaker for an upcoming meeting? Would you like to visit campus to learn more about what NCMC has to offer? Have you considered establishing a scholarship to leave a legacy or honor a loved one? Are you an alumna or alumnus who might wish to reconnect with other alumni or the campus? If you answered yes or maybe to any of those questions, then please give me a call, reach out by email, or stop by campus.
Information on how to be involved in the Transforming Lives, Empower People Campaign can be found on the NCMC website at www.ncmissouri.edu/foundation/transforming-lives/.