Who we are

The Montgomery County Community College Foundation is an approved non-profit 501c3 organization that benefits Montgomery County Community College and its students through private philanthropy from individuals, groups, organizations, corporations, foundations, and more.

The Foundation functions through the efforts of the Foundation Staff and the Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation staff is comprised of College employees dedicated to the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, building relationships with philanthropic constituents, and aligning the resources of the Foundation with the needs of the College. The Foundation Board is comprised of volunteers nominated and voted to the Board to offer strategic development of the Foundation, facilitate and assist in fundraising efforts, and govern on issues related to the policies and procedures of the Foundation.

Please contact a team member or email foundation@mc3.edu, and we will be happy to assist you. The Foundation's EIN number is 23-2253031.

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Foundation Staff

Sarah Rudich
Temporary Senior Director of the Foundation 

Traci Connelly Goidas
Director of Development, Major and Planned Giving

Christie D’Adamo
Advancement Services Coordinator

Shelby Kirchner
Administrative Assistant

Jeannine Perry
Manager of Donor Relations

Donald Albertson
Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs

Abena Purnell
Foundation Accounting Manager

Foundation Board Members

Chair – Joseph W. Gallagher
Gallagher Fluid Seals, Inc.
King of Prussia, PA

Vice Chair – Richard D. Cottom, CPP
Sovereign Security LLC
Philadelphia, PA

Treasurer/Secretary – Andrew James
Morgan Stanley

Kenneth D. Baker
New Age Industries AdvantaPure
Southampton, PA

Tanya Bamford
Marketing Director
R/A Marketing
Linthicum, MD

Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez
Montgomery County Community College
Blue Bell, PA

Michele Brooker-Lee
Lowe Investment Group, LLC
President & General Manager of Mahoney Event Center & Partner
Ambler, PA

Richard Buttacavoli
Pride Partners, LLC
Lansdale, PA

Paul Buttacavoli
Vice President, Client Management & Collaborative Ventures
Philadelphia, PA

Jaisri Chety
Senior Director
Indegene, Inc.
Princeton, NJ

Jimmy Chong
Owner / Attorney
The Chong Law Firm, P.A.
Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA

Bill England
Campaign Director
Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN)
Elkins Park, PA

Varsovia Fernandez
Chair, MCCC Board of Trustees

Darrell W. Gunter
President & CEO
Gunter Media Group, Inc.
Ambler, PA

John Han
Founder / Trial Attorney
Han Law, LLC
Plymouth Meeting, PA

Frank J. Imperial, Jr., CPA/PFS, CFP
Clairmont, Paciello & Co., P.C.
King of Prussia, PA 

Manish Ingle
NovaProbe Inc.
Lansdale, PA 

John A. Koury, Jr., Esquire
O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattel, P.C.
Pottstown, PA

Giovan Lane
Senior Scientist
King of Prussia, PA

Linda Lavay
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Liaison
Univest Bank & Trust Co.
Souderton, PA

Donald Lyons
MCCC Board of Trustees

Christopher McDermott
Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending
Centric Bank
Doylestown, PA

Michael Moore
Vice President, Relationship Manager-Commercial Banking
TD Bank
King of Prussia, PA

Brian Nelson
Owner/Managing Partner
Nelson Business Enterprises, Inc.
Skippack, PA

Allison Risko
SVP/GM Global Commercial Publishing
Philadelphia, PA

James Sanders
Senior Vice President of Commercial & Industrial Lending
Univest Bank & Trust Co.
Hatboro, PA

Adam Schupack
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Washington, DC

Bill Vitiello
AVP, Business Development Officer
Victory Bank
Limerick, PA

Shannon Walko
Cairnwood Estate
Bryn Athyn, PA

The Hon. Joseph P. Walsh (Ret.)
Founding Member
Walsh Pancio, LLC
Lansdale, PA

Michael B. Yetter
Infosys Consulting
Associate Partner
Richardson, TX


Honorary Board Members

Alma R. Jacobs (deceased)
Joseph P. Mann (deceased)
William E. Strasburg (deceased)

The Board works alongside Foundation staff to ensure funds are invested and allocated wisely and in compliance with Foundation policies, the “Donor Bill of Rights” and State and Federal requirements. Each year the Foundation is subject to an annual audit by an independent public accountant to confirm that funds are spent properly and in accordance with donor instructions.