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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mitchell Chuoke Jr. Plumbing Program

The family and friends of Mitchell Chuoke Jr. gathered with COM administration to unveil its new plumbing certificate training program during a special ceremony for the Mitchell Chuoke Jr. Plumbing Program on Wednesday, November 29.

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COM Foundation Featured in Newman & Newman LinkedIn Article​

“Client Spotlight: Congratulations to College of the Mainland Foundation for the impressive results it’s achieved since the appointment of Dr. Lisa Watson as Executive Director in 2019. The Newman & Newman team is honored to have the communication strategies we developed contribute to the Foundation’s success.”

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Consulado General de México en Houston

COM Foundation attended a signing ceremony, where María Elena Orantes from the Consulado General de México en Houston presented a gift of $9,000 towards IME Becas – Mexican Consulate Scholarship funds. 

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Mainland Medical Center

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.

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Giving Tuesday Update

On Tuesday November 29th, COM Foundation participated in Giving Tuesday-a Global Day of Giving campaign. Originating in 2012, the Tuesday after every Thanksgiving individuals are encouraged to take part in philanthropy that helps support organizations and individuals in need. Our goal was to raise funds for students in need.

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation

College of the Mainland’s proximity to the Gulf Coast’s petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing companies not only creates demand for its real-world trained technicians, but it also attracts industry leaders who contribute expertise on college advisory boards.

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Del Papa Distributing Company

College of the Mainland (COM) is pleased to announce a $125,000 donation for Hitchcock, La Marque and Santa Fe students to participate in the Opening Doors Promise Scholarship program. Generously funded by the Del Papa Distributing Company, the $125,000 matching grant will be donated over two years and sponsor students in those three cities.

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Mainland Medical Center Auxiliary

On Tuesday, April 27th, 2022, Dr. Lisa Watson met with representatives from HCA Mainland Auxiliary who presented a check of $15,000 to help fund scholarships for students among College of the Mainland’s Nursing and Allied Health programs.

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