Educational Institutions

Tennessee State University Foundation

  • Nashville, TN
  • http://www.tnstate.edu/foundation

Mission Statement

The Tennessee State University Foundation is a non-profit foundation, incorporated under the laws of the State of Tennessee, whose mission is to promote and support literacy, scientific, educational, scholarship, research, charitable and development purposes and goals at Tennessee State University.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Metro Nashville and Middle Tennessee.TSU has students from 45 U.S. states and 38 countries.

ruling year

1971

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Ms. Betsy Jackson

Keywords

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COUNTY TSU Foundation, land grant university,four year public institution, university higher education institution, HBCU

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EIN

23-7105693

 Number

7795654684

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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2010-2015 Strategic Plan Goals and Expectations:Access and Diversity - The University supports a concept of diversity that leverages the diverse characteristics of both our student body and our employees and results in continuous growth and development for the University.Academic Quality and Student Success - We have an ethical responsibility to provide the best learning environment for our students to graduate when we enroll them at TSU.Business-Friendly Practices - Our business-friendly practices goal focuses on improvements in the quality of performance regarding the University's core business and educational functions through ongoing assessment and documentation of performance outcomes.Revenue Generation/Research/Resourcefulness- We seek opportunities to grow resources, to reduce operational costs and to strengthen our revenue base to support our mission of fostering scholarly inquiry and research, life-long learning, and a commitment to service.Engagement - Our engagement goal highlights the University's commitment to its service mission through its engagement in community service, land-grant activities, and international education.

Programs

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Program 1

Scholarships

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the University. One of its main goals is to raise funds to support scholarships for deserving students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

$3,500,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Metro Nashville and Middle Tennessee.TSU has students from 45 U.S. states and 38 countries.

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

While the rigors of balancing academics and student life is a challenge for some students, the bigger challenge confronting most is the huge financial burden of funding their education. As a public institution, TSU costs are considerably less than comparable private institutions and remains one of the best buys for higher education; however, despite this, the number of students receiving financial aid - often in the form of loans - continues to grow. Declining federal and state education funding - which have contributed to tuition hikes - pose enormous obstacles to students. In an effort to alleviate the high debt students face upon graduation, TSU has embarked on a campaign to drive academic scholarships. Our goal is $3,000,000 in academic and need-based scholarships.

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Tennessee State University Foundation
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Tennessee State University Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Betsy Jackson

BIO

Ms. Betsy Jackson has been named executive director of the Tennessee State University Foundation. She comes to foundation with more than 15 years of experience in advancement operations. She established the advancement services departments for both Spelman College and Bethune-Cookman University. As the director of advancement services, Ms. Jackson was responsible for gift accounting, stewardship, database management, and prospect development. Ms. Jackson received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama and her MBA degree from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a presenter at the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement International Conference a and the Kresge Foundation HBCU Initiative Prospect Research Conference.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Dwayne H Tucker

Compass Executive

Term: Jan 2013 - Jan 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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