What’s Your

MJC Story?

Tell us about your experience at MJC. How did the college, faculty, staff or campus activities play a part in shaping your life?


Our Mission

The MJC Foundation increases community engagement and financial support to enhance the student experience, and strengthen the quality of education at Modesto Junior College.

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Our Impact

Every dollar you donate to the MJC Foundation is a commitment to the education of our students. With your continued support we are able to provide scholarships and emergency grants to exceptional students, support essential programs, and provide grants to faculty and staff to improve the learning experience at MJC. Thank you!



$100,000 in Program Development

Each year we award Foundation program development grants to faculty and staff to help pay for classroom equipment, guest speakers, research projects, and more.



$786,916 in student scholarships

With the help of our generous donors and employees, we award $786,916,000 in student scholarships last year.



Hundreds of students Impacted

Every school year, we award students with funds directly raised through the foundation to help cover the costs of their education.


Ways To Give

Through the Modesto Junior College Foundation you can make a difference in the lives of students and the quality of life we enjoy in the Central Valley. Your support helps the Foundation provide students with crucial, private financial resources. With the help of our investors, Modesto Junior College will continue to provide a high quality, accessible and affordable college education for decades to come. Thank you!


President’s Circle

President’s Circle Members share the desire to help the faculty and staff of Modesto Junior College serve the approximately 20,000 students who attend the college each year. Members commit to an annual donation of $1,000 – $5,000 + to support college programs and activities. Please call George Boodrookas for more information at (209) 575-6714.

Scholarships and Supplies

The Foundation provides scholarship resources to more than 700 students annually…helping them to reach for their dreams. You may donate directly to scholarships already in existence or create your own. Please call Melissa Clark for more information at (209) 575-7715.

Planned Giving

Leaving a legacy in support of a student’s education can be powerful and satisfying. The MJC Foundation has received dozens of planned gifts from donors throughout the past 50 years. If you’d like to discuss options related to your estate planning please call Executive Director, George Boodrookas at (209) 575-6714.

Endowments and Naming Opportunites

Many of our donors appreciate the chance to create an endowment that impacts students in perpetuity. Also, MJC has several naming opportunities for the beautiful buildings on East and West Campus. To discuss either of these options, feel free to call George Boodrookas at (209) 575-6714.

Copy of Our History

“I encourage others to attend MJC because this college gave me the best academic years of my life. 

Thank you MJC!”

- Crystal Garcia, Class of 2016.



Our Alumni

In 1921 Modesto Junior College opened its doors for the first time with 50 students. Just two years later MJC held its first commencement with 17 students graduating. MJC has served over 700,000 students…from a single course to multiple degrees. More than 100,000 have graduated from the college in our 98-year history and these alumni are the lifeblood of our community…in business, government, education and non-profit organizations. MJC has been the cornerstone of education in the Central Valley. Today the traditions of MJC are still alive and well.



No Alumni Fees Necessary. If you attended MJC you are considered an alum! Just tell us how we might contact you.

Tell Your MJC Story

Your story can inspire our current students and create enthusiasm for future generations. Tell your story today!

Show your support

There are many ways to support MJC and directly impact students, faculty and staff Your gift to MJC makes a difference!

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Our Stories

Since 2013 we have been collecting stories of our alumni and sharing them with current students and other alumni. Ready to be inspired? Just click on the stories and see how MJC has impacted the lives of students for generations.