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ESL Charitable Foundation to Receive MCC Foundation’s Salute to Excellence Award

November 3, 2022

Event will recognize organization for creating opportunities for former students to achieve a credential, will honor Dr. Alice Holloway Young for 60 years of dedication

WHAT:           The Monroe Community College Foundation will present the Salute to Excellence award to the ESL Charitable Foundation for responding to and investing in the needs of individuals who left high school or college and seek to return to achieve a high school diploma and/or a college credential. The event will also honor ESL Charitable Foundation for its philanthropic support of hundreds of Rochester-area children and teens participating in the annual Be A Healthy Hero Summer Camp as well as its support of Monroe Community College Scholars’ Day student researchers and distinguished visiting scholars. Through a cumulative $5 million investment in students and their success over the years, ESL’s gifts provide scholarships and bolster innovative programs, including accelerated workforce development training opportunities.

Portrait of Dr. Alice Holloway Young

Dr. Alice Holloway Young

portrait of Faheem Masood

Faheem Masood

The Salute to Volunteerism award will be presented to Dr. Alice Holloway Young, founding trustee of MCC and board chair emerita, in recognition of her inspiring philanthropy and service to the college.

This year’s event coincides with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of MCC opening its doors.


WHERE:        Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main St., Rochester.


WHEN:           Thursday, Nov. 10. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner and award ceremony begin at 6:30 p.m. The Salute to Excellence award will be presented to Faheem Masood, president & CEO of ESL Federal Credit Union, on behalf of the ESL Charitable Foundation. Induction of four local business and community leaders into the MCC Alumni Hall of Fame will occur throughout the event.

  • Myra P. Henry, Ed.D. ’09, president and CEO, YWCA Rochester and Monroe County
  • Erin L. Waller ’98, product manager, Invesco, Ltd.
  • Douglas E. Parker ’92, senior vice president, Sage Rutty & Company, Inc.
  • Joseph L. Searles Jr.’89, vice president and chief community engagement officer, Trillium Health


DETAILS:       More than 300 business and community leaders are expected to attend.

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Hency Yuen-Eng