|Created in 2005, the Mary Porcari Brady Fund to date has distributed nearly $750,000 in direct grants to hundreds of nursing students at three Upstate New York community colleges, funding non-tuition expenses that could have forced them out of school. Expenses covered have included childcare, emergency auto repairs, utility expenses, LPN to-RN program and other mandated testing fees, and out-of-pocket costs for nursing student supply bags (stethoscope, BP cuffs, etc.), uniforms, scrubs and shoes.
At the outset of the COVID-19 epidemic, the MPB Fund provided emergency funds for PPE for use in both classroom and clinical settings.
Created and maintained in concert with faculty at Monroe Community College, Onondaga Community College and Finger Lakes Community College, the purpose of the MPB Fund – to provide students a temporary bridge in times of unexpected need, will continue to be its guiding light.
All donations go directly to nursing students. The surviving children of the late Mary Porcari Brady cover all administrative overhead and ancillary costs.
We welcome your 100% tax deductible donations – for New York State residents donations are directly deductible from your personal income tax bill – to help us grow our impact in providing this vital support tool for nursing students in their time of need.