We’d like to take the time to learn more about departments, campus initiatives, and why campaigns such as these matter so much to the Mountain View College (MVC) family. Please take a moment to learn about more them.
Posted on behalf of Kristine Massey.
Can you tell us a little bit about the current campaign and its overall goals?
The 2017 Employee Giving Campaign has been particularly exciting and we’re seeing individuals from across the college give back to MVC. This year, our top priorities are to support and strengthen the “culture of giving” at MVC and to ensure that all employees have up-to-date information regarding the Campaign and its impact.
What does being a part of this campaign mean to MVC?
Giving back to MVC is about a multitude of things: increasing student access, providing funds for scholarships, augmenting current programs, and improving student outcomes and students’ educational environment at MVC in innovative ways. Funds from the Campaign make these things possible, and we look forward to featuring the impact that employee giving has in the coming months – so stay tuned!
How can any employee at MVC help contribute to this effort or find out more about the 2017 Employee Giving Campaign?
For more information or to donate, employees can visit MVC’s Employee Giving webpage through the DCCCD Foundation’s website. If an employee has any additional questions or would like assistance with the donation process, they can contact Iva Bergeron or Kristine Massey.
What is the proposed timeline or important dates everyone should be aware of?
We’ve already kicked off our 2017 Campaign with an Ice Cream Social in the Treetop Terrace. The turnout was amazing and we’re happy we could show our employees our appreciation for their donations with some ice cream. We’ve also held a Coffee with the President event and a Baked Potato Bar (the 2017 Employee Giving Campaign’s closing event). Our Campaign ends on Tuesday, October 31st, but it’s never too late to donate to a worthy cause!
What is the reason you personally contribute?
I’ve worked in education for over 16 years, which has given me the opportunity to develop relationships with what amounts to thousands of students. I know what it’s like to teach, advise student groups, stay late to meet a deadline or attend an activity, or to spend evenings and weekends crafting lesson plans, updating syllabi, or grading papers. However, I am also aware that students are in need of much more than knowledge, time, or even mentorship alone. My contribution can fill in gaps that my other forms of service cannot. I believe in students, I believe in my colleagues, and I believe in MVC – so why wouldn’t I give back to the students, colleagues and campus that has already given so much to me in such a short amount of time?