Educational Institutions

Columbia State Community College Foundation

  • Columbia, TN
  • www.columbiastate.edu

Mission Statement

The Columbia State Community College Foundation's mission is to support and partner with Columbia State Community College to positively impact our communities and student success through the maintenance and enhancement of resources. This is achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising and investment management. The foundation encourages friends, alumni, economic partners, and others to invest their time and resources toward the improvement of education at Columbia State Community College and making higher education accessible to students in our service area.

Main Programs

  1. CSCCF Scholarship Program
  2. Performance Series
  3. Cultural Enrichment
  4. Extended Campus Support
  5. Williamson County Campus Match Funding Campaign
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Serving 9 counties in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg & Clifton, Columbia State offers online and on campus courses for degrees & certificates, credit & noncredit courses, workforce development & training and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in selected disciplines through arrangements with 4-year institutions. CSCC is home to the Cherry Theatre and the Pryor Art Gallery, both of which are regional humanities venues, supported in part by the Foundation.

ruling year

1971

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mrs. Bethany J. Lay

Keywords

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CSCC, Columbia State, Columbia State Community College, Columbia State Foundation

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EIN

23-7106327

Also Known As

Columbia State Foundation

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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During FY12 the Foundation awarded 239 scholarships totaling approximately $250,000. For the 11th year, it brought a full season of professional musical and theatrical performances to the Foundation supported Cherry Theater. In addition it provided a curator for regional Pryor Art Gallery located on Columbia campus; acquired land for a new campus in Williamson County and retained architect; sought foundation grants to assist with college initiatives and projects; and implemented a new donor/fundraising database management system.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

CSCCF Scholarship Program

The CSCCF receives, manages and distributes scholarship funds, having awarded more than $10 million since the Foundation's creation in 1971. In the past three years, 537 scholarships were awarded, with an increase in the quantity and amount expected in the next three years.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$235,000.00

Program 2

Performance Series

Over the last 12 years, Columbia State Community College, First Farmers Bank and other sponsors and patrons have successfully brought local and world-renowned artists to perform on the Cherry Theater stage as part of the Performance Series. Past seasons have featured international performances from Russia, Ireland, and Canada, as well as acts from Nashville, Baltimore and other U.S. cities. The Series has featured an eclectic mix of shows ranging from the Nashville Symphony, to the Cumberland Playhouse, to the Platters.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

$63,000.00

Program 3

Cultural Enrichment

Pryor Art Gallery hosts exhibits and special visual arts events year round. These include artists ranging from local to internationally recognized. The Foundation provides a portion of the curator's salary, maintains the physical space and equipment through an endowment and takes a leadership role in promoting cultural opportunities associated with the Gallery.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$18,000.00

Program 4

Extended Campus Support

The CSCCF provides support where needed to Columbia State's extended campuses to assist with maintaining facilities and other needs. Columbia State Community College was established in 1966 as the first two-year institution in the state of Tennessee. The college currently offers more than 50 areas of study at its five locations (campuses at Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, and Clifton, Tennessee.) The college serves nine counties: Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Giles, Marshall, Maury, Perry, Wayne and Williamson. Of the approximate 5,500 students enrolled, more than half will transfer to four-year institutions for completion of academic work. The college also awards Associate degrees and technical certificates.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Adults

Budget

$16,000.00

Program 5

Williamson County Campus Match Funding Campaign

Raise $4 million in match funding for a state contribution of $32.8 million to construct new campus in Williamson County that will replace the old building the College has outgrown over the last 30 years.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Serving 9 counties in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg & Clifton, Columbia State offers online and on campus courses for degrees & certificates, credit & noncredit courses, workforce development & training and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in selected disciplines through arrangements with 4-year institutions. CSCC is home to the Cherry Theatre and the Pryor Art Gallery, both of which are regional humanities venues, supported in part by the Foundation.

Funding Needs

Increase number, variety & amount of scholarships; grow endowment fund; work with volunteers for capital campaign; strengthen board involvement and effectiveness; seek and apply for private and corporate foundation funds to expand partnership with Columbia State; implementation of comprehensive donor recognition program; raise match funding required for construction of a new campus in Williamson County.

Affiliations + Memberships

Maury Alliance

Williamson County Chamber of Commerce

Tennessee Arts Commission

Tennesseans for the Arts

Tennessee Association of Museums

Tennessee Council for Resource Development

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COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Columbia State Community College Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Bethany J. Lay

BIO

Bethany Lay came to Columbia State in 2010 from the Wayne County Board of Education where she served as Supervisor of Adult Education since 2001. In addition to her responsibilities as Executive Director of the CSCCF, she is responsible for leadership and management of the division of the college dedicated to resources and gifts development as Executive for Advancement. She also handles alumni development, community and government relations, grants management and special projects. Lay received an Education Specialist in Administration and Supervision degree from Tennessee State University in 2003, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction degree from Concordia University Chicago in 1994 and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Freed-Hardeman College in 1988. Prior to her time as Supervisor of Adult Education, she worked as an Adult Education Teacher for the Wayne County Board of Education and as a K-8 System Teacher. She was a member of the Columbia State Foundation Board and a member of the Wayne County Three-Star Advisory Committee. She has served on the Wayne County 21st Century Community Learning Center Advisory Board and on the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Board of Examiners. Lay has also been a part of the State Office of Adult Education Curriculum Framework and Management/Instruction Team, Chair of the Tennessee Adult Education Advisory Board, the Academy for Instructional Excellence, the Tennessee Education Association and the Tennessee Association for Adult and Community Education. She serves on the State Workforce Development Board and the First Friday Committee for the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce. A current participant in Leadership Franklin, she is a graduate of Leadership Wayne County and Leadership Maury. The Executive for Advancement serves as the Executive Director of the CSCCF through a partnership agreement with the college. As part of assuming duties in Fall 2010, a complete review of practices, policies and procedures has been underway in concert with the Board of Trustees. Advancement staff members are paid fully by the college, but a sizable portion of their work is dedicated to helping the Board of Trustees carry out the mission of the Foundation. Additionally, the CSCCF holds membership in or has professional affiliations with numerous organizations throughout the college's service area, and our staff actively represents the Foundation with these organizations.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The CSCCF operates as a separate entity from the College while acknowledging the need to work in concert to ensure the best outcomes for all stakeholders. A Reciprocal Agreement delineates this partnership. The Office of Advancement works with the Foundation to fulfill its mission and reach Foundation goals in the areas of fundraising, community enrichment, grant writing, scholarship stewardship and expanding and strengthening relationships."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Barry White

Corporate Legal Counsel, First Farmers Bank

Term: July 2013 - June 2015

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