About MCF

MCF is Michigan Colleges Alliance

Same excellent colleges, a new collective name


Michigan Colleges Foundation has a new name Michigan Colleges AllianceIn recognition of our expanding collective work in recent years, the MCA Board of Trustees has made a historic decision to change the name of our 64-year old organization to better reflect and communicate these efforts.

What We Do

MCA as a Catalyst

In addition to raising funds from the private sector to support our institutions and students, our goal is to help improve the economic and community progress of Michigan, by recruiting, engaging and retaining the best and brightest talent in Michigan. Specifically, we:

Who We Are

Our Mission
Michigan Colleges Alliance strengthens the shared capacity of 15 leading independent colleges and universities grounded in a liberal arts tradition to recruit students, support them financially, and connect them to Michigan career opportunities.

Staff Listing

Kevin Avenius

Manager, Marketing & Development

Bob Bartlett


Cathy Giannotta

Campus Relations Manager

Marcie Levey

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Contact Us

Want to Learn More about MCA?

Whether you have a question about one of our institutions or a collective initiative, sponsoring a scholarship or attending an event, we’d love to talk with you!


Previous Events

November 13, 2014
“Smaller Colleges, Big Opportunities – Exploring Private Higher Education in Michigan”
– A collective college fair for high school guidance and community college transfer counselors

Crowne Plaza Lansing West

October 7, 2013

Board of Trustees

Michigan Colleges Alliance Board of Trustees

Jeff Abernathy, Executive Board
Alma College

Derick Adams
Health Alliance Plan

Lizabeth A. Ardisana, Immediate Past Chair
ASG Renaissance

Robert P. Bartlett, President
Michigan Colleges Alliance

Steven Benscoter
Stryker Corporation

David H. Casterline, Executive Board
Three Rivers Health Foundation

The Benefits of a Liberal Arts & Sciences Education

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Education T r a d i t i

About MCA

Founded in 1949, Michigan Colleges Alliance (formerly Michigan Colleges Foundation) is a collective of 14 excellent independent colleges and universities located throughout Michigan. Member campuses include: