Who We Are

Many members of our community recognize that education is the key to transforming their lives. You can provide the gift of education and positively impact the life of a Montgomery College student, while helping to ensure that Montgomery County remains a wonderful place to live for all our residents. Seventy one percent of our graduates remain in Montgomery County, joining our workforce and contributing to our local economy. Please consider making a gift to the Montgomery College Foundation.

The Montgomery College Foundation, whose Tax ID number is 52-126-7008, is an 501(c)(301) Institutionally Related Foundation IRF governed by a board of directors, who support the mission and vision of Montgomery College. Through advocacy, influence, and financial support, these volunteer leaders work to ensure understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy of opportunity, inclusion, and educational achievement for all.

Private donations from local businesses, foundations, community leaders, alumni, and college faculty and staff are instrumental in providing scholarships and programs that make Montgomery College relevant to the students and communities it serves. Donations for academic and other special programs enhance areas such as the arts, humanities, business, athletics, biotechnology, engineering, workforce development, and health sciences.

Foundation Officers


Kenneth H. Becker, Chair
Principal, Rakusin & Becker Management

J. Stephen McAuliffe III, Esq., Vice Chair
Principal, Miles & Stockbridge PC

Michael S. Paukstitus, Treasurer
Principal, Global Realty Investors, LLC

Alexander R. M. Boyle, General Representative
Retired Chairman and CEO, Chevy Chase Bank

Carol D. Rognrud, Executive Director and Secretary
Director of Development, Montgomery College

Donna M. Pina
Director of Foundation Finance, Montgomery College


Board of Directors


Mary Pat Alcus, CFA
Institutional Investment Consultant

Ashley Cheng
Production Director, Bethesda Game Studios

Martin P. Colburn
Managing Partner, Cloud Partners

Kenneth C. Cook
President, Revere Bank

Douglas M. Firstenberg
Principal, StonebridgeCarras

Anne L. Gunsteens
Executive Director, The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

R. William Hard
Executive Vice President and Principal, LCOR Incorporated

M. Jerome Leonard
President and CEO, Taylor-Leonard Corporation

Vira Safai, CHA
Managing Partner, Comfort Inn Shady Grove

Catherine F. Scott
Professor Emerita, Business Education, Montgomery College–Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Roberta F. Shulman
Consultant, Shulman Associates

The Honorable Jeffrey Z. Slavin
Mayor, Town of Somerset
Vice President and Treasurer, Sanford and Doris Slavin Foundation

Samuel M. Spiritos
Managing Shareholder, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Morgan Sullivan
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Erica L. Webber
Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Officer, US Trust/Bank of America Wealth

Cristopher J. White
Vice President of Acquisitions, MRP Realty

Susan L. Wilder
Independent General Counsel, Streetsense Consulting LLC

Linda Youngentob
Professor, Business and Economics, Montgomery College

Michael Yuen, CPA
Senior Manager, Aronson LLC


DeRionne P. Pollard, PhD
President, Montgomery College


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