Educational Institutions

College Trust Fund

  • Nashville, TN

Mission Statement

The mission of the fund is to provide scholarship support for students of historically Black colleges and universities in Nashville, Tennessee.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarship
  2. MLK Banquet
  3. Drum Major Award
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Middle Tennessee

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

Self-reported

No Executive Director

Keywords

Self-reported

DAVIDSON Scholarship Tuition Support Historically black colleges and universities of Nashville

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EIN

62-1715295

 Number

3332186673

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Significant Accomplishments: 1) Awarded scholarships to students at each of the four historical black colleges located in Nashville

2) Increased Fund assets by $10,000.

 

Goals for the current year include:

1) Increase net assets through fundraising activities. The goal of The College Trust Fund is to raise one million dollars to endow the scholarship program. The founders of The College Trust fund realized that scholarship assistance for historically black institutions was inadequate. The founders wanted to support these institutions as they recruit and train community leaders resulting in a stronger and more stable Nashville.

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

Scholarship

The College Trust Fund provides scholarship support to students attending each of the historically African American Colleges and Universities in Nashville, Tennessee. Students are recommended to the Trust Fund by the university.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Blacks

Budget

$4,000.00

Program 2

MLK Banquet

Held annually in January the week of the MLK celebration, the MLK banquet raises funds to support the scholarship mission of The College Trust Fund.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

Drum Major Award

Annual award recongnizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community. The award name is taken from Martin Luther King's Memphis speach which included a call to be a Drum Major for justice.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

Middle Tennessee

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The College Trust Fund for StudentS of H.B. Colleges
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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College Trust Fund

Leadership

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Principal Officer

No Executive Director

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Marcel Kellar

Retired, R.H. Boyd Publishing

Term: May 1983 - Dec 2012

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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