The Rotary Club of Blue Bell is pleased to announce its commitment toward education here in the local community with its pledge of $25,000 toward Montgomery County Community College Foundation’s Futures Rising campaign with The Blue Bell Rotary 25th Anniversary Good Citizenship Endowed Scholarship.
The Rotary Club is marking its 25th anniversary year through this commitment that will provide financial aid to students who demonstrate good citizenship in their community.
“We’re so pleased to have expanded our relationship with Montgomery County Community College in recent years,” Blue Bell Rotary President Joanne Messerschmidt said. “Historically, we’ve provided an annual scholarship to a student returning to continue his/her education. It’s heartwarming to hear from those adults years later about how the scholarship made such a huge impact in their lives. As a result, we wanted to extend our reach and put something in place that could continue in perpetuity.”
Blue Bell Rotary also expects to continue its annual contribution toward the unrestricted fund for immediate scholarship needs, which targets returning students.
“We greatly appreciate Blue Bell Rotary’s generous commitment,” said Arline Stephan, vice president for Development and External Relations at MCCC. “The scholarships created through our Futures Rising campaign address crucial funding gaps for students and enable them to complete their educational goals.”
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit and
About Montgomery County Community College
With campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, Pa., Montgomery County Community College offers a nationally recognized, award-winning faculty committed to working closely with students in the learning process. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 degree and certificate programs, a virtual campus, Culinary Arts Institute and specialized workforce development and continuing education programs. The College is recognized nationally for its work in sustainability and student success; it is one of only 90 institutions in the country to be designated as an Achieving the Dream Leader College. In 2014, the College earned Achieving the Dream’s Leah Meyer Austin Award for its ongoing commitment to student access and success. Each year, more than 1,400 new graduates begin career paths or transfer to four-year institutions, prepared to advance their educational goals. For more information, visit
About Montgomery County Community College Foundation
Established in 1983, the Montgomery County Community College Foundation operates exclusively to provide support and assistance to the College in developing the programs, facilities and services to carry out the mission and functions of the College. The Foundation carries out this purpose by encoura­ging, soliciting, receiving, holding, investing and administer­ing gifts of funds and property, and making expenditures to, or for the benefit of, the College. For more information, visit