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MTCC Foundation, Inc.


Chip Cross
Chip Cross, Foundation Director


In 1977, the McDowell Technical Community College Foundation, Inc. was created to enrich resource development and enhance the quality of college life by procurement of gifts from the private sector. The Foundation operates under the auspices of a Board of Directors who plan and conduct fundraising projects, pledge campaigns, special events and related projects. Foundation members also manage scholarship funds and manage or contract for management and investment of Foundation funds. The Foundation disperses funds and authorizes expenditures, when appropriate, in accordance with board policy and 501(c)3 regulations.

Individuals wishing to contribute to the Foundation may contact Chip Cross at 828-652-0672. The MTCC Foundation sponsors special events, conducts campaigns and manages the following scholarship funds: Additional information may be found by clicking on the link on the right side of this page: Giving Opportunities.


1. To promote, develop, and encourage public support of the programs, faculty and facilities of McDowell Technical Community College.

2. To seek and raise funds and gifts to provide to the college in order to advance the mission and goals of the college.

3. To counsel with the administration and with the McDowell Technical Community College Board of Trustees on the further development of McDowell Technical Community College consistent with the laws of the state and with those of the Internal Revenue Code.

Members of the Foundation are:

Robert Ayers (Retired)
Marion Baker (Retired)
Bob Boyette (City of Marion)
Steve Bush (McDowell Chamber of Commerce)
Sim Butler (Hospice)
Marsh Dark (Morrow Insurance)
Johnnie Davis (Crane Resistoflex)
Laura Dover Doran (Dover Insulation)
Danny Hampton (Freedom Life Ministries)
William Hollifield (CPA)
Ray McKesson (Retired-MTCC)
Steve McMahan (Rock Tenn)
Rob Noyes (Countryside BBQ)
Ellen Shelley (Attorney)
Helen Shimp (Retired)

MTCC Staff:

Dr. John D. Gossett (President), Secretary 
Ryan Garrison (VP for Finance & Administration), Treasurer 
Dr. Penny Cross (VP for Learning and Student Services)
Chip Cross, Foundation Director
Michael Lavender (Director of External Relations)