Foundation for Mott Community College (FMCC) President Lennetta Coney was recognized with the Women In Power Award at the 5th Annual Women in Power (WIP) Summit presented by Pick a Place and Start (P.A.P.A.S.), a Flint-based community development organization Aug. 17.
Coney has worked as a Mott Community College (MCC) administrator for 32 years in various positions. She is currently serving as President of the Foundation for Mott Community College and Executive Director of College and Community Advancement, responsible for private gift fundraising, alumni affairs, special events and multicultural affairs at MCC.
As the chief development officer for FMCC, Coney has grown the Foundation from $194,000 to roughly $9 million, established an Alumni Association, a Women in Education program, as well as developed and implemented programs to uniquely link the community to the college.
Coney’s professional involvement includes: the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), CASE, The Links, Inc., Mott Children’s Health Center Board of Directors, McFarlan Corporation Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Flint Program Chair, Board member for Flint Institute of Music, and New Paths, Inc., the American Association for Women in Community Colleges, co-chair of FIM’s Black Classical Origins Committee. Previously, she served as a member of PEO Women’s Club and the National Association of Career Women.
She is a recent recipient of the Don Riegle Award and past recipient of the Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Award, YWCA’s Nina Mills/Women of Achievement Award, and been denoted Community Leader of the Year and/or Woman of the Year for a host of community, professional and fraternal organizations.