Educational Institutions

Nashville State Community College Foundation

  • Nashville, TN
  • http://nsccf.org

Mission Statement

The Nashville State Community College Foundation works to expand access to higher education and further regional workforce and economic development. The Foundation raises funds for scholarship support and academic program support at Nashville State Community College. Our ultimate goal is to help Nashville State provide an affordable education for anyone in Middle Tennessee who wants to gain knowledge and skills to increase their career potential, regardless of their ability to pay. By making the dream of attending and completing college a reality for Nashville State students, we provide those students a means of increasing their household income as we produce trained workers to meet Middle Tennessee's workforce needs.

Main Programs

  1. Student Support (Scholarships)
  2. Academic Program Support
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

TN - Cheatham

ruling year

1994

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Ms. Karin Fielder Weaver

Keywords

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CHEATHAM DAVIDSON DICKSON HICKMAN HOUSTON HUMPHREYS MAURY MONTGOMERY ROBERTSON RUTHERFORD STEWART SUMNER WILLIAMSON WILSON community economic development need based scholarships minorities and education community college workforce development

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EIN

62-1567873

 Number

0496850002

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

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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In 2015-16, we began measuring the impact of our new Adult Scholarship Assistance Program (ASAP). 238 low-income adults aged 25 and older in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), culinary arts / hospitality, and healthcare programs were awarded over $393,000 in a combination of scholarship assistance and tuition credits. 58% of our adult scholarship recipients were first-generation college students.The average GPA of our scholarship recipients was 24% higher than the average for non-scholarship students in the same fields of study. The average retention rate was 18% higher among scholarship recipients than among their non-scholarship peers.The percentage of attempted credit hours was 9% higher among scholarship recipients than among their non-scholarship peers. Our goals for 2016-17 are:To develop a sustainable funding stream for our scholarship programs so that more students can receive financial aid to enroll in and graduate from Nashville State ready to enter the workforce.To explore partnerships with other Middle Tennessee nonprofits, providing a clear path for their clients to enroll, receive financial aid, and graduate with readily hirable job skills. To increase our capacity to aid students by strengthening our presence in the community through our donor base and a heightened public awareness for our work.

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

Student Support (Scholarships)

The NSCC Foundation raises funds for student scholarship support; 57% of NSCC students receive financial aid and many could not attend without aid. The financial support we provide helps students complete their education by alleviating the burden of tuition and fees. Annual program success is measured by the amount of scholarship support awarded and number of students assisted. The Foundation oversees a number of endowed scholarships also also raises annual scholarship support from individuals, organizations, corporations, and private foundations whose philanthropic priorities align with the College's mission and purpose, as well as through special events such as Tennessee Flavors. The number of students who are able to attend our institution directly impacts the Middle Tennessee workforce; a workforce comprised of well-trained employees ultimately results in a strong Middle Tennessee economy.

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Population(s) Served

Budget

$108,099.00

Program 2

Academic Program Support

The NSCC Foundation solicits support from individuals, businesses, and organizations that benefit from strengthening the College's academic programs. Community colleges have the flexibility to create, re-structure, or refine academic programs to address current industry employment needs. Area organizations that partner with the College have the opportunity to influence curriculum so that our students are equipped with the most up-to-date skills necessary for being successful workforce contributors and that the partnering organization's future employment needs are met.

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Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goals for 2016-17 are:

    · To develop a sustainable funding stream for our scholarship programs so that more students can receive financial aid to enroll in and graduate from Nashville State ready to enter the workforce.

    · To explore partnerships with other Middle Tennessee nonprofits, providing a clear path for their clients to enroll, receive financial aid, and graduate with readily hirable job skills.

    · To increase our capacity to aid students by strengthening our presence in the community through our donor base and a heightened public awareness for our work.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

TN - Cheatham

Additional Documents

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Funding Needs

Financial support to fund need-based and program-specific scholarships for both adult students and traditional studentsAcademic program support for curriculum development and equipment purchases and upgradesFaculty professional develop support so that faculty can keep up-to-date with changes in technology, research, teaching methodology, and new programs Capital outlay and funding support to provide the College with additional operating dollars in lieu of reduced public funding

Affiliations + Memberships

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network

Alignment Nashville

Tennessee Council for Resource Development

Tennessee Advancement Resources Council

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

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Operations

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Nashville State Community College Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Karin Fielder Weaver

BIO

Karin Fielder Weaver joined Nashville State as the Foundation's Executive Director of Development and Public Affairs in 2016 with twenty-five years of nonprofit management experience. Prior to coming on board with Nashville State, she spent sixteen years at Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, where she designed and grew the Bright Spaces program to 300 locations nationwide serving 75,000 children each year. Her other past experience includes Habitat for Humanity South Central, mortgage lending for low-income and first-time homebuyers, and Affordable Housing of Nashville. She has a BA from Rhodes College and an Executive MBA from Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, where she won the Center for Nonprofit Management nonprofit scholarship.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Nashville State Community College Foundation's primary role is to provide scholarship assistance to students of Nashville State Community College and to raise funds that strengthen the programming of the College. Our goal is to develop financial resources that expand access to higher education in order to further Middle Tennessee's workforce and economic development. Nashville State Community College offers high demand academic degree and certificate programs and customized corporate training to more than 10,000 students each semester. Many of our students qualify as low-income; 57% receive financial aid in the form of grants or scholarships. More than 57% of our students attend part-time and many hold down full-time jobs while attending. Our students overcome tremendous obstacles to get their educations, but their time spent at the College provides them with the skills necessary for a successful future in the workforce or as they pursue additional education at four-year universities. Our graduates contribute to the economic sustainability of the region and provide area businesses with a steady stream of qualified employees; approximately 80% of Nashville State's graduates reside in Middle Tennessee after graduation. Additionally, Nashville State provides education and training for area businesses, further strengthening the regional workforce. Nashville State Community College is a sound investment not only in the lives of our students, but also in Nashville's future."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Joey Hatch

Co-Chief Operating Officer, Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Term: July 2016 - June 2018

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