Educational Institutions

DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT FOUNDATION INC

  • Dallas, TX
  • www.foundation.dcccd.edu

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation is to enhance the level of achievement and excellence of the DCCCD by providing scholarships, supporting the professional development of faculty and staff, and fostering innovation in the educational programs of the DCCCD.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarships
Service Areas

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Texas

Dallas County Community College District serves the residents of Dallas County through seven colleges across the community – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland – and an international provider of distance learning – the R. Jan LeCroy Center/Dallas College Online.

ruling year

1973

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Dr. Pyeper Wilkins

Keywords

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higher education, education, college, community college, learning

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Also Known As

DCCCD Foundation

EIN

23-7326612

 Number

4342064745

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

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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The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation benefits the seven colleges and five community campuses of the DCCCD, one of the largest higher education institutions in the country, and one of the most ethnically diverse student populations in Texas. Each year DCCCD enrolls more than 150,000 credit and non-credit students.The Foundation leverages its many partnerships to bring together community leaders, corporate donors, and educators with a mission to serve students. In 2010 alone, the DCCCD Foundation awarded approximately 4,000 scholarships totaling nearly $700,000. More than a third of the Foundation's 230+ scholarship opportunities are funded by permanent endowments, such as the internationally recognized Rising Star Program. This program was created in 1999 to assist local high school graduates who are unable to attend college for financial reasons. As of fall 2010, Rising Star has provided financial support for more than 11,600 students. Currently, the Rising Star Program enjoys an 88 percent success rate of students who have graduated with a degree or certificate, have transferred, or are still enrolled in the DCCCD.

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

Scholarships

The DCCCD Foundation remains committed to providing the vital financial resources necessary for students who cannot afford to attend college otherwise. Removing financial barriers to higher education enables recipients to focus on achieving success.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Dallas County Community College District serves the residents of Dallas County through seven colleges across the community – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland – and an international provider of distance learning – the R. Jan LeCroy Center/Dallas College Online.

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Financials

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Dallas County Community College District Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT FOUNDATION INC

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Pyeper Wilkins

BIO

Dr. Pyeper Wilkins joins the DCCCD Foundation with an extensive background in resource development, planning, facilitation, and building partnerships. With over 15 years of experience in community college, she is skilled at collaborating with business and industry, public agencies, and community and faith-based organizations to meet the needs of students and the community.

Pyeper has spent the last eight years with El Centro College in a variety of roles, including executive director of the Bill Priest Campus and associate vice president of planning, research, and institutional effectiveness. In those roles, she secured over $30 million in funding to support student success, workforce and economic development, the launch of new programs and curriculum, and facility renovation.

Pyeper received her Bachelor of Business Education degree from West Texas State University; her Master of Science degree in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University; and her doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Hunter L. Hunt

Hunt Consolidated Energy, Inc.

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