Mainland Medical Center

Mainland Medical Center Auxiliary Donates $30,000 toward COM Scholarships

Mainland Medical Center Auxiliary (MMCA) has made numerous generous donations to College of the Mainland (COM) for more than 25 years. MMCA reached a new milestone when they presented a check for $30,000 to COM during the College’s April Board of Trustees meeting. This donation brought their monetary donation total to more than $328,000 toward phlebotomy, nursing and other allied health scholarships.

“We felt a great need there to help these students out,” stated Pat Christie, former board member of the MMCA. “We always wanted to donate within our community.”

The Mainland Medical Auxiliary has served the community since 1958. Operating solely by volunteers, the MMCA raises funds through the Mainland Medical Center Gift Shop, bake sales and other fundraisers.  

“I would encourage anyone who can, to give up their time and talent for others,” stated Christie. “It’s undeniable and very rewarding.”

The COM Foundation has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships to COM students this academic year. For more information, visit www.com.edu/scholarships.

Student Donor Luncheon 2024

On April 11th, COM Foundation hosted their annual Student Donor Luncheon. This event is a great opportunity for students and donors to meet, enjoy lunch, and hear from guest speakers. This year’s speakers included Chris DeVries (COM Foundation Board of Directors, Vice President) and Adrian Castaneda (Collegiate High School student and COM Foundation multi-scholarship recipient). Adrian has received 3 different scholarships throughout his time at COM. He will graduate on May 11, 2024, with an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration-Management.

COM Foundation News – April 2024

COM Foundation provides donors with opportunities to significantly impact students of all ages.

Overcoming financial struggles brought on by a lack of higher education is at the heart of our mission.

COM Foundation News – February 2024

COM Foundation provides donors with opportunities to significantly impact students of all ages.

Overcoming financial struggles brought on by a lack of higher education is at the heart of our mission.

Learn more about College of the Mainland and its offerings on the school’s main website.