The McLennan Community College Foundation's All-Steinway Campaign

Imagine the difference a commitment to quality makes in education! Over the last several years, we have all witnessed the tremendous growth at McLennan Community College that is tied directly to its ongoing commitment to quality. Along these lines, we are delighted to announce that the Board of the MCC Foundation has recently initiated a fundraising campaign to replace most of the college's pianos (all between 26 and 40 years old) with new, long-lasting, highest quality Steinway pianos! This initiative will make McLennan Community College one of only three community colleges in the entire country and one of only three colleges (2- or 4-year) in Texas to be honored as an All-Steinway School. With this designation, MCC joins such prestigious institutions as Julliard, the Yale School of Music and Carnegie Mellon, and demonstrates, yet again, MCC's continuing commitment to quality.

The lifelong value of a quality arts education has been well documented. The All-Steinway initiative is not, however, just about outstanding musical instruments for MCC students. It is also about developing the region that MCC serves and advancing the many visual and performing arts students who come to MCC for an excellent arts education. This initiative is also about the quality of instruction at MCC and its ability to attract top-level students and highly intellectual and effective professors. It also enhances the ability of MCC to continue to host many statewide music competitions that bring potential students and their parents and instructors to the Waco area.

Please visit the pledge card link on the left to learn some of the many ways that MCC supporters and music lovers can be involved in the All-Steinway initiative. Naming opportunities for many levels of giving are available. Securities may be transferred to this campaign, as well as cash, and a three- to five-year pledge payout period is available. An All-Steinway Fund also exists at the Waco Foundation for those wishing to designate gifts there.

The All-Steinway School initiative is one of the boldest fundraising efforts ever undertaken at your community college. Putting excellent higher education opportunities within reach of area students has always been the mission of MCC, and the All-Steinway School initiative is now taking that commitment to the next level. We hope you will join us in this exciting effort to support the quality of programs at McLennan Community College.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Harry I. Harelik, MPA, CPA, CFRE

Executive Director, The McLennan Community College Foundation

Jim and Judy Haller

All-Steinway Campaign Co-Chairs

The Honorable Lyndon and Kay Olson

All-Steinway Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs