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We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Macomb Community College Foundation. Here are their stories.

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Scholarship Honors Pioneering Economics Instructor

Margaret Anderson found her calling in economics as a student at Macomb. Now an instructor at Macomb and a financial advisor by profession, she teaches—and empowers—women and students.

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Students Have a Special Place in More Than Retired Professor’s Heart

“My feelings are that one always needs to give back,” says Bill Metz. That is why he and his wife, Lesley, decided to do even more for tomorrow’s Macomb students through a gift in their estate plans.

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Retired Fire Chief Provides More Than an Example to Future Firefighters

Create a scholarship that will have a lasting impact on the lives of Macomb Community college students.

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Legacy Scholarship Honors Life of Student

Dr. Laura K. Osaer always wanted to help people. But this generous spirit was lost only months before completing her graduation and plans to be a family practice physician. Now, Laura’s family is helping others through a scholarship created in her honor.

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The Power of Scholarships

Meet Jennifer Lafon, Macomb Community College alum and recipient of private scholarships established at the Macomb Community College Foundation. Hear her story of perseverance and courage in her own words.

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Former Associate Dean's Legacy Lives on in Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Larry Zimmerman made such an impression on Donna Domanke-Nuytten during her time at Macomb that she created an endowed scholarship in his honor.

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Keeping the Family Legacy Alive

Sandra Studebaker knows something about perseverance, and much of it traces back to her career beginnings at Macomb Community College. The scholarships she established through legacy gifts help her give back.

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Donor Advances His and His Wife's Passions With Two Scholarships

Don Apfel credits his late wife, Patricia, with helping him find a love for performing arts. He's honoring this shared passion, as well as his passion for environmental studies with two gifts at Macomb.

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Endowed Fund Remembers Young Chef's Pride and Passion

Gary and Marlene Schafer established an endowed fund in memory of their son to assist Macomb Culinary Arts students and faculty with the costs of competing in culinary competitions around the world.

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Scholarship Honors a Family's Proud Tradition of Military Service

Sandi Jones created the Veterans of the United States Scholarship, or VOTUS Scholarship, to both support Macomb student's futures, and show her family pride.

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Leaving a Legacy for Years to Follow

In May 2017, the Macomb Community College Foundation announced that 29 graduating seniors representing each of the public high schools in Macomb County received the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation Scholarship—a scholarship that would allow them to attend Macomb Community College and pay for their tuition and other educational expenses at a value of $6,000/year for up to two years.

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A High-Growth Fund That Yields Lifelong Dividends

Carol McLaughlin has a green thumb and a grateful heart. That’s why this avid gardener is committed to growing a community as healthy as her hydrangeas and marigolds.

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A Lasting Legacy of Art, Culture and Cuisine

When restauranteur Delia Rendon Martin asked how she could make a lasting impact at Macomb, the answer was right in front of her. Through the gift of life insurance, Delia is providing culinary scholarships for future Macomb students.

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