Sept. 30, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public + Media Relations Manager
Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation awards MCC $70,000 gift
OMAHA, Neb. — The Metropolitan Community College Foundation has been awarded a $70,000 gift from the Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation. The generous donation will be used to help students in the MCC Automotive Technology, Auto Collision Technology and Diesel Technology programs via equipment upgrades, instructional support and scholarships.
“The automotive and diesel industries have high-demand jobs readily available for graduates of two-year degree programs,” said Scott Broady, associate dean at MCC. “The support from the Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation will not only help area business by supplying trained workers, but it will help give students an education that will see them go straight into a great job with minimal debt.”
The announcement of a $70,000 gift comes on the back of a momentous week for MCC, one in which the College ceremoniously broke ground on the Automotive Training Center, a $32 million dollar academic facility due to be completed in spring 2021.
About the Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation
The Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation is the charitable division of the Nebraska New Car and Truck Dealers Association. The foundation was formed in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, capable of receiving tax deductible contributions to provide the funding for charitable and educational activities to enhance the automotive industry in Nebraska.
Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.