Oakland Community College Foundation Board member Jan Dolan was recognized as a Distinguished Volunteer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter’s at its National Philanthropy Day Dinner last night.
Dolan has been a member of the OCC Foundation Board of Directors since 1996 and is a consummate ambassador for the College. She established the Mark R. Dolan Memorial Endowed Scholarship through the Foundation in fall of 2011 and continues to encourage others to support educational opportunities for OCC students.
“Jan is a steadfast advocate for accessible, affordable education in Oakland County,” said OCC Chancellor Timothy Meyer. “From her 18 years on the OCC Foundation Board of Directors to her endowed scholarship, we are grateful for her service and generosity.”
Dolan was state representative from 1989 to 1996, Farmington Hills City Councilwoman from 1976 to 1988 and Mayor of Farmington Hills in 1978 and 1985. She also chairs or sits on a variety of boards including the Botsford Commons Seniors Community, Farmington Rotary, Michigan Campaign Finance Network, Area Agency on Aging 1-B, League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Every November, more than 200 Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters across the country observe National Philanthropy Day to recognize the contributions of philanthropy and volunteerism of those people active in local nonprofits.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter National Philanthropy Day Dinner was Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the COBO Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48226.
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is celebrating its 50th year. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. It offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.
About the OCC Foundation:
The mission of the Oakland Community College Foundation is to raise financial support to advance the mission and goals of the Oakland Community College. The Oakland Community College Foundation was established in 1979 to raise private contributions to provide opportunities for students and enhance the quality of education at the College. Gift dollars support students through scholarships, equipment purchases and program development. The OCC Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which is made up of volunteer community leaders, representatives of the OCC Board of Trustees, administration and faculty.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Detroit is a membership resource for fundraising and nonprofit professionals throughout southeastern Michigan seeking to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals, preserving and enhancing philanthropy and volunteerism and promoting the highest ethical standards in the fundraising profession worldwide.
By Margarita Wagerson