Who are we and what do we do?
The MVCC Foundation is soliciting donations of selected aircraft and aircraft parts on behalf of an innovative and well-respected program the College offers. 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 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 (Certificate #VXYT570K) Airframe and Powerplant Technology Certificate 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 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, N.Y. It offers students the unique experience of working on MVCC's operational fleet, which includes a Boeing 717-100, two 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 the MVCC Foundation tax-exempt?
Yes, the 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 Sept. 17, 2010, and provides to donors and 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.