When Alex Milshteyn addressed the Washtenaw Community College Class of 2022 at its Commencement Ceremony, he asked every graduate to look at the person sitting to their left and to their right. Odds are, he explained, one of those three individuals received financial assistance from the WCC Foundation on their way to receiving a degree or certificate.
“As a Foundation board member, I am proud to tell you that the Foundation gave out nearly 2,000 scholarships to help students attend WCC,” said Milshteyn, the organization’s incoming chairman. “Thousands of people, companies and organizations have given generous gifts over the years to ensure that the Foundation has the money to award so many scholarships. I’m sure they are all proud of you as well.”
Milshteyn asked the graduates and their friends and family to consider paying the favor forward by donating $20.22 to the WCC Foundation Scholarship Fund in honor of the Class of 2022. Donations can be made online.
"If you can’t contribute today, that’s OK. Do it later. Do it when you can. But, please, do it at some point so you can help the future students of WCC," Milshteyn said.
Milshteyn, a 2001 graduate of WCC and Washtenaw Technical Middle College, is a strong advocate of the college and a generous donor to the WCC Foundation himself. After taking a real estate licensing class during Spring Break of his final semester at WCC, he began selling real estate as soon as he turned 18 and is today is a successful associate for Coldwell Banker.