30 for 30 Campaign
We are kicking off our "30 for 30" fundraising campaign! We are asking the 588 alumni in the Mississippi Teacher Corps family to give $30 in support of our 30th cohort, the Class of 2019. In keeping with the theme, our goal for this campaign is to raise $3,000.
There are two possible funds for those who choose to donate:
1. Mullins MS Teacher Corps Scholarship Endowment
This fund supports MTC Alumni wishing to continue their education at the University of Mississippi (Oxford campus) in any degree program. The first scholarships were awarded three years ago to Derek and Kelly King (Class of 2010). Derek went on to earn his Ed.D degree, while Kelly earned a specialist degree in Educational Leadership. The scholarship's most recent recipient is Jessica Muñoz (Class of 2016). She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Spanish. We are hoping to increase this fund so that more scholarship opportunities can be awarded in the future. Click here to donate to this fund. In the designation, be sure to place your amount in the "Mullins MS Teacher Corps Scholarship Endowment" section.
2. Mississippi Teacher Corps Endowment
This fund was started several years ago with a fundraiser similar to this one. Over the years, a number of MTC graduates have made gifts to this fund. The endowment is valuable to use as an addition to the MTC annual legislative line-item appropriation. Our appropriation has been cut slightly in the last two years and may take another cut this next year if the IHL system continues to face reductions. Although MTC has not been singled out for cuts, its funding would be decreased at the same percentage as any other program in the IHL system. It is important that this endowment continue to grow these proceeds to maintain the quality of the MTC program. Click here to donate to this fund. In the designation, be sure to place your amount in the "Mississippi Teacher Corps Endowment" section.
Dr. Sweeney, Dr. Mullins, and Dr. Taylor will kick off this campaign with personal donations of $130 each. Both endowments benefit MTC and the principal balances of each are sacrosanct. Only the interest generated can be spent. All donations are tax deductible.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
Joe Sweeney, Andy Mullins, & Hunter Taylor