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Thank YOU for making the 2019 Culinary Extravaganza a huge success!

Sponsors, restaurants, local high school and Schoolcraft College students, donors, volunteers & guests came together to raise over $92,000 for our Culinary Arts program and funding to help students overcome obstacles to an education. Thank YOU – our supporters for making this a success!

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Manufacturing Day – 2019

Over 700 middle school students from Livonia, Westland, Garden City and Northville participated in Manufacturing Day.

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At Schoolcraft, students attended various hands-on learning experiences presented by faculty and participating experts who shared highlights including Robotics Welding, Plastic Technology, Manufacturing, CAD/3D Printing and Metallurgy. Each school had the opportunity to visit host companies and experience manufacturing careers “up close and personal.”

Schoolcraft College Foundation Manufacturing Day 2019 1Schoolcraft College Foundation Manufacturing Day 2019 2Between the morning and afternoon programs, students came together for a 2019 Group Photo and brief remarks by U.S. Representative Haley Stevens, who spoke on the opportunities and importance of careers in manufacturing.

This incredible annual event would not take place without the support of the sponsors and participating companies: ECCO Tool, Fausone Bohn, LLP, Gene M. Keyes, Lincoln Park Boring Co., Star Cutter Company, Alpha USA, Applied Process Inc., Burke Architectural Millwork, CW Bearing, Deschler Group, Linear AMS, McLaren Engineering, Roush Performance, Roush Clean Technologies and the Schoolcraft College Foundation.


Foundation Donors Make A Difference

Scholars Taking Off Academically & Rising to SuccessThrough the generosity of donors, the Schoolcraft Foundation makes grants for innovative programs focused on student success. This year, a $15,000 grant was made available to pilot Scholars Taking Off Academically & Rising to Success (STARS), a mentoring program for students who are selected through an application and interview process. There were 40 applications and 15 students were selected to participate in STARS.


2018-19 Schoolcraft College Annual Report

Schoolcraft College Annual Report 2018 2019 smallTap anywhere on the image to the left and check out Schoolcraft College’s 2018-2019 Annual Report

The report includes:

  • Mission / Vision
  • Letter from the President
  • A Tradition of Success
  • Alumni Success
  • Faculty Success
  • Community Success
  • Philanthropy Success
  • Thank You for Giving


Introducing Carole Booms

Carole BoomsPlease join us in welcoming Carole Booms, the Foundation’s new Manager of Annual Giving and Scholarship Administratioh. In this role, Carole will be responsible for overseeing various annual giving campaigns including “Mission Possible” our employee giving campaign and the Culinary Extravaganza. Additionally, Carole will be managing the awarding of the more than 250 scholarship funds to our students on an annual basis.

Previously to joining the Schoolcraft team, Carole has served in annual giving and alumni relations positions at Eastern Michigan University and Madonna University. Prior to her roles in higher education, Carole held roles as VP of Operations and VP of Marketing at The Jackson County Community Foundation. Carole holds an M.A. in Arts Administration and a B.S. in Arts Management, both from Eastern Michigan University. Carole is no stranger to Schoolcraft having grown up in the area, a resident of Canton and experiencing Schoolcraft as a student!

Welcome to the Schoolcraft family Carole!

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You and Your IRA…

Schoolcraft College Foundation You and Your IRAAs the end of 2019 draws near, it is the perfect time to review your wealth planning tools, such as your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Did you know you can use a charitable donation to meet all or part of your IRA’s required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year and it may be tax-free?

If you are building your all-important retirement planning nest egg, there is still time insure that you have made your allowable contribution amount ($6,000 if you are under age 50 – $7,000 for those above age 50, which includes the $1,000 “catch-up”). It is never too late to start saving for your future.

If you are taking your distribution from your IRA, congratulations! You achieved an important goal and you should enjoy your planning. Yet sometimes the required minimum distribution (RMD), can be more of a hindrance than help – did you ever think extra income could be a problem? If your RMD is causing you to pay more for Social Security benefits, such as higher Medicare Premiums, or keeping you in a higher income tax bracket, the qualified charitable distribution (QCD) could be your solution.

Setting up a QCD enables the IRA owner to donate all or a portion of their RMD to charity, before they take possession of the distribution and it becomes taxable income! The QCD technically lowers your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). The AGI is the figure that Social Security uses to determine the amount of your premium payment for benefits such as Medicare. By lowering your AGI, (to an amount you are still comfortable with) you also lower income your tax liability. Planning this out can result in a Win-Win!

IRA owners who are age 70 ½ or older are eligible to take advantage of the QCD. The IRA owner will simply select an amount of their RMD that they want to contribute to charity. The amount can be the entire distribution, or just a portion that accomplishes the goal. If you have yet to take your RMD this year, now is the time to review your financials and determine if a QCD will offer you the benefits described above; and consider making your QCD to the Schoolcraft College Foundation. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this further, give Christopher Kelly, Director of Major and Planned Gifts a call at (734) 462-4455 or email ckelly@schoolcraft.edu. For information on additional Charitable Giving options please visit our planned giving website.


The Math and Physics Club Needs Your Social Media Support

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This year, Schoolcraft College’s Math and Physics Club is trying to go to the Alka-Rocket challenge in Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Sponsored by Bayer, the most number of likes and shares posted on the Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge page gets to be part of the competition and a possibility of winning the $30,000 prize.

If you could help our math and Physics Club students, like and share this link.
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Class Notes: Update Your Info

I am OceletHave you moved, changed your email address, had a name change, started a new job, received an award, or have other interesting news to share? If so, let us know! E-mail alumni@schoolcraft.edu.

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The Season of Giving is Here. Make a Gift Today

Season of GivingThe holidays are fast approaching, so don’t miss your opportunity to make a difference with a year-end gift of support to Schoolcraft students or programs. Making a gift in memory of or in honor of a loved one during this time of year is a meaningful way of giving while helping students and the College.

You can easily make a gift today online or send a check to the SC Foundation, 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, MI 48152-2696. For information on giving, please call Dawn Magretta, Executive Director of the Schoolcraft Foundation at 734.462.4455 or email dmagrett@schoolcraft.edu.

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