Educational Institutions

SLCC Foundation

  • Lafayette, LA
  • www.solacc.edu

Mission Statement

The mission of the SLCC Foundation is to engage in educational, scientific, literary, benevolent, and charitable works in support exclusively for the campuses of South Louisiana Community College, which is part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.

Main Programs

  1. Keeping Youth Trained & Educated (KYTE)
  2. Student Scholarships
  3. Endowed Professorships
Service Areas

Self-reported

Louisiana

The SLCC Foundation supports the activities of all 8 SLCC campuses in the following parishes: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Ms. Lana M. Fontenot

Keywords

Self-reported

KYTE, Adult ED, GED, SLCC, Technical Programs, Endowment, Scholarships, Welding, Nursing, Skills Education, Associate Degree

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Register now

Also Known As

Acadiana Technical College Lafayette Campus

EIN

35-2174671

 Number

2118298458

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Vocational Technical (B30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

Self-reported by organization

The SLCC Foundation seeks and provides funding for student scholarships, college innovations and technology, new and existing college programs, and faculty and staff professional development. In a time of decreasing state support, the SLCC Foundation serves as a critical arm to South Louisiana Community College to ensure quality is upheld and growth is maintained at the college, thus providing a margin of excellence.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Keeping Youth Trained & Educated (KYTE)

The Keeping Youth Trained and Educated (KYTE) program is a comprehensive adult education and workforce training initiative for out-of-school youth, who are deficient in basic literacy, numeracy, and/or employability skills. KYTE's training consists of 3 core components: Basic Adult Literacy/Numeracy Skills, Career Readiness Training/Exploration, and Life/Leadership Skills Training.The KYTE model exposes youth to a variety of educational and employment opportunities utilizing various methods of instruction and training. The program strives to unleash the positive energy of underemployed/unemployed out-of-school youth by assisting them to rebuild their lives through a commitment to personal development, work, education, responsibility, community and family.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$115,868.00

Program 2

Student Scholarships

The SLCC Foundation awards more than $100,000 annually in scholarships to new and continuing students.

Category

Student Financial Aid

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 3

Endowed Professorships

SLCC's Endowed Professorships Program allow the college to recruit and retain exemplary instructors to ensure high-quality instruction for our students.

Category

Fundraising, Grants & Financial Support

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$600,000.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The SLCC Foundation's overall goal is to achieve $5 million in total assets by the year 2020. This goal is part of an overall set of goals from the college, as well as the Louisiana Community and Technical College System's "Our Louisiana 2020" public agenda.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The SLCC Foundation will strive to create endowments (endowed scholarships, endowed professorships), initiate a Naming Opportunities Campaign for a new construction, tap into alumni for support, create an Annual Fund, continue building awareness of the Foundation internally and externally, and focus on creating a major gifts program.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The SLCC Foundation is poised with strong leadership within it's 16-member Board of Directors, and awareness efforts of the college have been strong. Our ties to business and industry should lead to strong support.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Indicators shall include:
    # of endowments
    % of Employees giving to Foundation
    # of Naming Opportunities within New Construction
    # of Alumni Giving and Engaged
    Dollars Raised in Annual Fund
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Four new endowments have been created (March 2015)
    100,000 in student scholarships (Academic Year 2015-2016)
    Naming Campaign Underway
    Increased Employee Giving from 1.8% to 56% (Fall 2014)
Service Areas

Self-reported

Louisiana

The SLCC Foundation supports the activities of all 8 SLCC campuses in the following parishes: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion.

Social Media

Funding Needs

The Louisiana Technical College District IV Foundation needs the following resources to assist with ensuring the continued operation and success of the KYTE Program:   1. Monetary assistance with supplementing the salary of our part-time GED instructor to enable us to employ a GED Instructor full time.  Approximate monetary amount needed is $20,000.00 annually to cover additional salary and benefits.   2) Monetary assistance to assist with covering the cost of Training and Educational supplies for participants annually.  Approximate monetary amount needed annually - $10,800.00   3) Volunteers are needed to assist with tutoring/mentoring the 50-60 high school aged youth participants served by the KYTE program annually. Volunteers are needed to help with tutoring participants in Language Arts-Writing/Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies.    4) KYTE is seeking to collaborate with a local mental health agency which can provide volunteers to assist with providing individual/group counseling, individual/group psychosocial skills training and mentoring to KYTE participants.

Accreditations

External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

SLCC FOUNDAT ION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair, Board Co-Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

SLCC Foundation

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Board Chair, Board Co-Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Principal Officer

Ms. Lana M. Fontenot

BIO

Lana Fontenot is the Director of Development for South Louisiana Community College and the Executive Director of the SLCC Foundation.

In these positions, she provides leadership, strategy and direction in all areas of development, including fundraising, campaigns and activities, business partnerships, and other programs for private and public financial support of the College.

In the past year, the Foundation has experienced extraordinary growth and momentum. Scholarship giving has reached unprecedented levels, the Foundation has raised more than $2 million for our planned Health & Sciences building, and Lana has led an internal effort within the College that increased employee giving from 1.8% to more than 56%.

She received her bachelor’s in communication at UL Lafayette, and she also received her Master’s in Business Administration from UL in May 2014.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Eric Robicheaux

Farm Bureau

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization

Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?