Video of the I AM MDC Day campaign. The video includes a messages from President Pumariega.


Miami Dade College opened the door to the American Dream on Sept. 6, 1960. Every year on Sept. 6 – officially proclaimed as “I AM MDC Day” in the city of Miami and across Miami-Dade County – thousands of alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty and staff come together to celebrate the many lives changed and MDC’s community-wide impact.

Photo of three students posing for a photo in a MDC picture frame with MDC's Finn mascot in the background
Finn playing baseball for I AM MDC Day
Photo of students wearing MDC uniforms

Support a Student Today

Our students’ dreams are on the line. Let’s make sure they reach the finish. We’re devoting every dollar to scholarships and emerging needs as they arise.

The mission of Miami Dade College Foundation is to raise essential private funds that enable Miami Dade College to change lives, families, communities, and the world through the opportunity of education.

The Need


depend on financial aid


First in family to go to college


From low-income households

The Impact


Alums move up 2 or more income quintiles


A.A. degree grads transfer to public, 4 year institutions in FL


A.S. degree grads employed within 1 year after graduation

For every $1 you invest at MDC, students nearly triple their lifetime earnings.