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Tea Leaf Aircraft Exchange, LLC., Rome, NY

MVCC AircraftWho are we and what do we do?

The Mohawk Valley Community College Foundation is soliciting donations of selected aircraft and aircraft parts on behalf of an innovative and well-respected program offered by the Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC). The Foundation was organized in 1966 to solicit and accept donations from the private sector, including regular donations of aircraft and aircraft parts. The Foundation does so in order to enhance the public funding available to MVCC and provide MVCC students with resources for unique training embedded in various certificate programs, including the FAA accredited Airframe and Powerplant Technology Certificate Program. 

Overview of the Program

MVCC has been one of the leading educational institutions for aviation maintenance technology needs since it began offering the Program in 2006. The Program is currently structured as a one-year/three semester full-time program. Up to 25 new students attend each semester. The completion rate for the Program is very high at 80 percent of enrolled students.

The Program provides students with significant hands-on experience with aircraft and equipment at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York. The Program offers students the unique experience of working on MVCC's operational fleet, which currently includes a Boeing 717-100, 2 Gulfstream GII business jets, a Bombardier Challenger 600, a twin engine Cessna 310, Piper PA-28-140, OH-58 Helicopter, and additional aircraft frames, engines, and other equipment.

Is MVCC Foundation tax-exempt?

Yes, MVCC Foundation is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation. The Foundation is a 501 c(3), non-profit corporation that solicits, accepts, manages, invests and distributes contributions and communicates with donors and prospects regularly. The Foundation follows New York State's adaptation of New York's Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (NYPMIFA) as adopted on September 17, 2010, and provides to donors & grantors any and all records required to show accountability for funding awarded. The Foundation is registered with the New York State Attorney General for the solicitation of charitable contributions, and its IRS annual information return Form 990 is available online, as well as its IRS Determination Letter.

Frank DuRoss
Vice President of Community Development and
Executive Director of MVCC Foundation

Payne Hall, Room 220

Phone: 315.792.5555
Email: fduross@mvcc.edu