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MWCC Employees Raise $66,573 for Charitable Giving

Mount Wachusett Community College employees raised $66,573 in charitable contributions. Pictured from left, MWCC COMECC chair Connie Helstowski, President Daniel M. Asquino, Phil Grzewinski, President of the United Way of North Central Massachusetts, and campaign coordinator Nancy Thibodeau.

Mount Wachusett Community College employees set a new record through generous contributions to the 2014 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign (COMECC) and the United Way of North Central Massachusetts.

Through voluntary one-time donations and payroll deductions, and various on-campus fundraisers, faculty and staff pledged a total of $66,573 to aid those in need. This year’s goal was $60,000.

“I am extremely proud of the MWCC community and the generosity demonstrated during this campaign,” said President Daniel M. Asquino. “Collectively, the contributions made by MWCC employees will greatly benefit residents in our region and throughout the Commonwealth. There is great need in the community, and this represents a huge investment in making a difference in the lives of others,” he said.

The annual campaign at MWCC is coordinated by the college’s Human Resources office, with Director of Payroll and Benefits Connie Helstowski serving as campaign chair and Staff Assistant Nancy Thibodeau serving as campaign coordinator.

Established in 1984, COMECC gives state employees the opportunity to support private, nonprofit health and human services and environmental organizations. Each year, more than $2 million is raised statewide to assist children, families and communities in Massachusetts, as well as national and global charitable endeavors.