MANSFIELD, PA—The Mansfield Auxiliary Corporation (MAC) has contributed $285,000 to the Housing Incentive Fund it established at Mansfield University in 2012.David Cummings, MAC Board president, said this new contribution raise the amount donated to the fund to benefit current students and help attract new students to MU to more than $700,000.
“We are thrilled to be able to continue to provide assistance and support to Mansfield University students in need,” Cummings said. “Our goal from the beginning was to attract students to Mansfield with the new residences halls. This fund allows us to help retain those students as well. In turn, some of these future graduates may remain in the area or return to continue the tradition of volunteerism and leadership.”
Cummings pointed out that all contributions to the Housing Incentive Fund have no administrative costs, allowing more money to go directly to the students in need.
“MAC has been a tremendous partner in our efforts to move Mansfield University forward,” MU President Fran Hendricks said. “MAC members donated thousands of hours of their own time to make our new residence halls a reality. They continue to support our university through the MAC Housing Incentive Fund and in so many other ways. I sincerely thank them for their generous contributions to our university and our community.”
MAC Board members are Cummings, president; Al Quimby, vice president; Brian Barden, treasurer and Bruce Dart, secretary. Hendricks and Chuck Colby, associate vice president of Residence Life, serve as ex-officio members.
MAC was formed in 2009 as a Pennsylvania Nonprofit, IRS 501(c)(3) charitable corporation consisting of volunteers from the community to assist MU in the construction of replacement student housing on the MU Campus. Its mission is to “promote the interests of Mansfield University … by engaging in the construction, operation, management and maintenance of student housing facilities or other projects for the benefit of the students of the University.”
Under the MAC Board’s leadership and guidance, four new residence halls; Oak, Hickory Halls, Spruce and Sycamore Halls have opened at MU in the past three years.