The KCC Foundation hosts several events each year supporting our scholarship students and thanking our generous donors and members of the KCC community. Check back often for upcoming event dates and times or contact us for more information.

Bruin Scholarship Open

When: Friday, September 8, 2017
Where: Binder Park Golf Course, Battle Creek
This annual signature event raises funds for the KCC Foundation General Scholarship Program. Since 1998, the Bruin Open has raised close to $900,000 from generous sponsors, donors and golfers. In 2016, over 240 golfers, 130 sponsors and contributors and over 100 staff and volunteers helped raise $100,000 for student scholarships. We will offer “start from your cart” service assisted by our dynamic athletic teams, super scramble golf, lunch, dinner, gift bags, raffles, game holes and putting contest and a few special surprises. Space is limited so Early Registration is encouraged! Download the Bruin Open Registration and Sponsorship Form, register online or contact the KCC Foundation at 269-965-4161.

Click on 2016-bruin-open-sponsors-and-supporters to see a listing of our 2016 sponsors and supporters.

Donor-Scholar Recognition Event

When: Fall 2017
Where: Watch for Update
Scholarship recipients, donors, KCC Board of Trustees, KCC Foundation Board Members and KCC staff come together to express gratitude, honor the generosity of donors, and to meet student awardees.

Bid a Brighter Future

This annual KCC employee auction and raffle began in 2004 and nearly $120,000 has been contributed by KCC staff, faculty and administrators for the benefit of KCC student scholarship awards. Special activities such as Jeans Day Fridays, wine pull, and games adds to the excitement of the event. The 2017 Bid a Brighter Future: Tropical Paradise was held on January 5 and over $10,600 was raised. Many thanks to the KCC employees and community who donated items or served on the committee. Click List of Donors and Volunteers BABF 2017 to see a list of donors and committee members.

Starfish Awards

The Starfish Award honors and recognizes faculty and staff of Kellogg Community College for excellence in education. Nominations for the award are submitted by graduating KCC students in the spring and recipients are announced at the college’s annual commencement breakfast.

In 2017, the KCC Foundation received 28 submissions and presented a Starfish Award to 5 individuals. To see the list of nominees, nominators and submission descriptions, go to 2017 Starfish Awards submissions.

Below are the five Starfish Award winners.

2017 Starfish Award Winners


  • Mathematics Professor Marcus Anderson, nominated by student Rebecca Swarthout.
  • English Professor Elyse Jozlin, nominated by student Thiang Kuk.
  • Financial Aid Technician Lola Long, nominated by student Diana Campbell.
  • Dental Hygiene Professor Stacey Schramm, nominated by student Heather Morse.
  • Student Success Strategies Manager Amy Shreve, nominated by student Micheal Bartok.