FLINT — Jimmy King received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award Nov. 2 from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) at their annual awards ceremony at Apple Mountain Country Club in Freeland, Mich. King is a member of the Board of Directors for The Foundation for Mott Community College (FMCC), currently serving as Chairperson of the Fundraising Committee, and is a former Mott College Trustee.
“Jimmy King is the consummate volunteer,” said Lennetta Coney, Executive Director of FMCC. “His personal and professional service to the greater Flint community, combined with his enthusiasm and compassion for fundraising activities, are constant sources of inspiration to others,” she said.
Coney nominated King for the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award for his work on numerous boards for community organizations, especially those involved with economic development initiatives in the City of Flint. Because of his volunteer work, he has been affectionately dubbed “The King of Boards,” Coney said.
He has served the FMCC in many way, including serving as the official spokesman for the One Day of Giving Breakfast, as the lead for multiple FMCC donor cultivation programs; FMCC nominating committee and board development; and served as chair of the Red, White & Blue True: A Tribute to Congressman Dale E. Kildee fundraiser.
“Mr. King has had a profound impact on what we do at The Foundation for Mott Community College,” said Coney.
“He enjoys all of our fundraising projects and activities. In addition to finding the work we do as fulfilling and rewarding, he considers it fun. Whenever we’re embarking on a fundraising initiative, he always says, ‘Let’s go have some fun,’” she said.
King fully supports efforts to enhance educational opportunities as well as initiatives designed to make education accessible to all citizens. He has been a key factor in keeping a close connection between the college and the community it serves. He continues to work diligently at building community coalitions to secure much-needed funding for the college, said Coney.
Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. More than 100 academic and occupational degree programs prepare students for the new economy through university transfer agreements, and high-demand associate’s degree programs or one year certification programs. Mott. Your Path to Excellence. — G.G.