Mary Porcari Brady Fund

Dedicated to Assisting Nursing Students At Upstate New York Community Colleges

The Mary Porcari Brady Fund

Dedicated to Assisting Nursing Students At Upstate New York Community Colleges

2/23/2022 Media
Daily MessengerNew nursing scholarship at FLCC aims to offer financial assistance to students in need
5/26/2020 Media
Rochester FirstMCC nursing students graduate, head straight to COVID-19 frontlines
5/6/2020 Media
Spectrum NewsMCC Nursing Seniors Receive Generous Gift Before Graduation

Fox RochesterNurse Appreciation Week: MCC Foundation’s emergency fund

4/27/2020 Media
Monroe County PostPorcari family helping MCC student-nurses graduate

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. 

Provides Micro-Grants For Both Unexpected Financial Challenges That Would Otherwise Deter Studies – As Well As Tuition Support For Specific Community College Classes That Transfer To Bachelor Of Nursing Programs At 4-Year Schools.
100 % Of All MPB Fund Donations Are Used To Support Upstate Student Nurses.  Overhead And Administrative Costs Are Donated By The Fund Managers.
The MPB Fund Was Designed In Collaboration With The Department Of Nursing At Monroe Community College In Rochester, N.Y., And Has Since Expanded To The Nursing Programs At Onondaga Community College In Syracuse, N.Y., and Finger Lakes Community College In Canandaigua, N.Y. 
As Of January 2023, The MPB Fund Has Thus Far Delivered Over $750,000 In Emergency And Scholarship Funds To Assist Hundreds of Nursing Students In Upstate New York.
MPB Fund now has a new relationship with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. ( The MPB Fund is using this relationship to expand it’s mission to other states, communities and individuals hoping to make nursing a career.
The MPB Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 charitable fund, all donations are fully tax dedcutible.

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