MCC Foundation earns highest charity rating

Dec. 6, 2022

The McLennan Community College Foundation has once again earned the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

The Platinum Seal of Transparency recognizes that the MCC Foundation has chosen to share detailed qualitative, quantitative metrics highlighting not only the outputs of their efforts, but also the demographics of Foundation staff and board. This allows the MCC Foundation to easily share up-to-date metrics with donors and potential donors through the robust GuideStar online platform. GuideStar’s database includes financial information for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the Internal Revenue Service; of the more than 2 million charities listed on Guide Star, less than one percent earn the Platinum designation.

Activated in 1990, the MCC Foundation raises public and private support to fund student scholarships, faculty and staff professional development, and capital and program needs at the College. Since then, the board and staff of the Foundation have remained committed to providing donors and funders with meaningful, transparent, and accurate metrics by which to evaluate our performance. The commitment to clear communication has resulted in immeasurable trust and support from the public. This year, the MCC Foundation was able to award more than $663,000 in scholarships to outstanding students throughout the community. 

The MCC Foundation GuideStar profile is available at

To learn more, visit or contact Executive Director Kim Patterson at 254-299-8606 or