2015-2016 Impact Report

Last year, Miami Dade College Foundation distributed $13,865,109 to benefit the students and programs of Miami Dade College. This was only possible because of the generosity of our donors. While we are proud of our progress, there is more work to do.

More than 79 percent of full-time, first-time students at the College require financial assistance to pursue their studies, and state funding has been declining over the last ten years.

Miami Dade College has a long history of responding to the needs of our business community with certificate and degree programs designed to create the workforce of tomorrow. Beyond our educational offerings, the College provides the Miami community access to world-class cultural programming.

Whether your passion is for student scholarships, arts and culture, entrepreneurship, workforce training, health care or anything else that would elevate our Miami community, we invite you to contribute to MDC Foundation.

Together, we are changing lives in Miami and beyond, via the opportunity of education.


Making an Impact

We work hard to ensure that the opportunity of education is available to all who seek it, and that those who study here are successful in their academic and life pursuits. Scholarships awarded to MDC students have an incomparable impact on the recipient and a multiplier effect on their families and communities. With greater funding, Miami Dade College Foundation can increase the availability of scholarships making more educational dreams possible.

Portrait photo of Liliam Guerrero
"IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE MENTORING AND SUPPORT OF MY MDC PROFESSORS, I WOULD NOT BE WHERE I AM TODAY. I WAS AT A FORK IN THE ROAD AND THEY STEERED ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION."
Liliam Guerrero
Student
Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College awards more associate degrees to Hispanics and African Americans than any other institution in the country.

Ivan Delgado at MAGIC

MDC student Ivan Delgado is the recipient of the Alienware Scholarship, which is helping him pursue a degree at MDC’s Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC). He says he’s confident MDC is preparing him for the competitive industry.

Arturo Gomez writing an equation on transparent board

The Idea Center is introducing MDC students like Arturo Gomez Real to the vast world of computer programming. Thanks to MDC, students are being prepared for 21st century careers. Arturo is now a Computer Science Fellow at Harvard University.