About Us Morton College Foundation
The Morton College Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt, not-for-profit 501(C)(3), corporation dedicated to educational advancement.
The MCF’s Board of Directors and Officers are all volunteers who donate their time. The Board is comprised of dedicated alumni, active community leaders and successful local business owners.
Since its inception, the Morton College Foundation (MCF) has disbursed more than $1,300,000 – by awarding scholarships to over 1,500 students, recognizing outstanding service through faculty and staff awards, and contributing to capital development projects at Morton College.
The Morton College Foundation (MCF), a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, was originally established as the Morton College Endowment Fund in 1976 by a group of forward-thinking business owners, local bankers and community leaders. During the past 45 years, MCF has disbursed $1,300,000 in scholarships to over 1,500 students, recognized phenomenal service through monetary awards to faculty and staff, and contributed to capital development projects at Morton College (such as purchasing the first computers on campus, acquiring the sound system in the theater and providing art work to improve aesthetics). In total MCF has serviced Morton College students, Morton College projects and faculty and staff. MCF currently manages 25 distinct scholarships, each with unique selection criterion. In 2017, the Foundation began offering the “Jump Start Grant”. The Jump Start Grant was established to help students with the cost of attending college and to motivate students to enroll in Morton College. For the first time in 2020, MCF offered two separate rounds of scholarships. Doing so allowed more students to receive scholarships.
Our dedication to educational advancement continues through the awarding of scholarships to incoming, continuing and graduating Morton College students.. A description of each scholarship and its requirements are listed on the MCF website. An Annual Convocation Ceremony ensures that the MCF award winners receive the acknowledgement that they rightly deserve for their stellar performance. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the Convocation was conducted in a drive through format.
Governance and Philosophy
MCF is governed by a Board of Directors. Each year, the Board elects a President,Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer.