$228,543 raised on I AM MDC Day!

In the face of oncoming Hurricane Irma, we were moved by an outpouring of MDC pride, celebration and giving on I AM MDC Day! On a very busy day for the City of Miami, Commissioner Frank Carollo began our celebration by officially proclaiming September 6 as I AM MDC Day in Miami.

Students and Faculty sharing their personal testimony on the Makers Lab at MDC

Our eight campuses were a sea of MDC blue, social media was awash on the official hashtag #IAMMDC and gifts of every size were made to Miami Dade College totaling $228,543. These gifts will make a real difference in the lives of deserving MDC students. Thank you for making this possible!

It's not too late to make a gift (choose “I AM MDC Day” as designation). Read more and browse our photo album.

I AM MDC Day Sponsored by: Bank of America See full list of sponsors


1960 Photo of MDC, formerly known as Dade County Junior College


On Sept. 6, 1960, Miami Dade College opened the door to the American Dream. Today, more than two million South Floridians can say I AM MDC because MDC afforded them the opportunity to pursue a college education – the ticket to a better future – that for many was otherwise out of reach.

I AM MDC Day is a day of giving and pride held each year on Sept. 6 to celebrate the founding of the College and our tradition of providing the opportunity of education to generations of South Floridians.

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Rachel Diaz I AM MDC scholarship recipient

Without the I AM MDC Day Scholarship, I would have never been able to take full advantage of all the amazing opportunities MDC has to offer.


Fifty-seven years ago on Sept. 6, Miami gained a champion. Now Sept. 6 is a day well worthy of celebration.

To say “I AM MDC” is to say “I Am a Success.” From bus drivers to bankers, from nurses to teachers and business owners, our two million alumni are the face of South Florida. MDC IS Miami. Now through Sept. 6, show your pride for the indispensable role MDC plays in our community.

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Show your pride for MDC by wearing blue on Sept. 6

Ruth Marquez Scholarship recipient

As a student, you want to be part of an institution that does the most innovative things in the industry, and that’s why I call MDC home.

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Tell the world what Miami Dade College means to you and why you support MDC! Join the conversation on social media using the #IAMMDC hashtag.

You can help our students by becoming an I AM MDC digital ambassador. We’ve created a toolkit so it’s easy to share your MDC pride with your social networks. Also share your MDC story with us.

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    Photo of Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

    “It’s hard to find a household in Miami-Dade County that hasn’t been touched by this College.”

    Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College


    Change the life of a student by making a gift to the I AM MDC Fund on I AM MDC Day and throughout the year.

    Why your support matters

    Your I AM MDC Day gift supports MDC student scholarships, helping to maintain our open door to anyone willing to work hard to achieve their dreams.


    first-time, full-time students
    require financial assistance


    students from low-income families


    first in family to attend college

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    Francisco Giron Alumnus

    I am eternally grateful to MDC for opening its doors to me, and that's why I give. I want to ensure our future community leaders have the same opportunity I had to develop my career and pursue my dreams.

    Daniel Aguiar I AM MDC scholarship recipient

    At Miami Dade College, I found a place where I’m able to pursue the career I want and make incredible progress in my professional development.

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    Sponsorships support the students and programs of Miami Dade College through the I AM MDC Fund.

    Thanks to 2017 I AM MDC Day Sponsors!

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    GEICO Logo
    StarQuix Logo
    VIA Design Studio Logo
    South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union Logo
    Shutts Logo
    Lulu’s Ice Cream Logo
    The New Tropic Logo
    Off The Grill Logo

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    "MDC means opportunity for education that otherwise might not be possible. My scholarship is a blessing and is preparing me for a career in animation."