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About the NMC Foundation

The Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Foundation assists Northwestern Michigan College in realizing its mission and vision by:

  • Securing new resources
  • Maximizing return on existing resources
  • Acting as ambassadors to the community
  • Complementing and resourcing the work of the College's Trustees in shaping NMC's future

The Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Foundation was founded in 1981 as a 501 (c)(3) non profit corporation.



Innovation Grant Projects
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NMC Foundation Board

Innovation Grants

Student Engagement



NMC Foundation Staff


NMC Foundation Staff

We are honored to partner with you to make education possible. Please contact us at any time with your questions about how to make an impact at NMC.

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NMC Foundation Board


NMC Foundation Board 2016

Like you, members of the NMC Foundation Board are passionate about education and NMC. They help us make the greatest impact for students by assisting with strategic planning, fundraising, and financial management. Our Board members represent a cross section of the Grand Traverse region; including community leaders, business owners, professionals, retirees, donors, and NMC faculty and staff.

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View THE Board Meeting Schedule »



Financial Reports


Annual Report and Financials
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2018 Annual Report Highlights:

  • Thanks to you, we awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 731 deserving students!
  • You stepped up and helped us raise more than $733,000 for the Annual Fund. This is an unprecedented level of support for the Annual Fund, which supports the college’s greatest needs—helping every student, every day.
  • Because of your support, NMC celebrated two important 50th anniversaries—those of the college's radio station, WNMC, and the aviation program. The Dennos Museum Center re-opened after a 14,993 square foot expansion.

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Innovation Grants


Innovation Grant Projects
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The Northwestern Michigan College Foundation is proud to support innovation at NMC! We established the innovation grant fund for faculty, staff, and students to support your ideas and initiatives that emerge during the year.

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Student Engagement


Student Engagement Opportunities
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Be a Hawk Owl Hero: Help us say thank you AND raise money for your student group!

Students—did you know that individual people donate money to support scholarships, programs, and buildings at NMC? You can help us thank these generous donors AND raise money for your student group!

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Contact Us


Founders Hall

Contact the NMC Foundation »

We love hearing from you!

(231) 995-1021
1701 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are located in Founders Hall on NMC’s Main Campus (#8 on the NMC Campus map).

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