Educational Institutions

Pasco Hernando State College Foundation Inc

  • New Prt Rchy, FL
  • www.phsc.edu/foundation/

Mission Statement

The mission of the PHSC Foundation is to provide support to students and Pasco-Hernando State College with the goal of fostering a dynamic, learning-centered educational institution, with a faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success, teaching excellence, and community service.

Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of our community. As a comprehensive, multi-campus community college, PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching environment rich with opportunities for students to attain academic success and cultural growth. PHSC assists students in enhancing their knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes, and in developing individuals as citizens of a global society.

The PHSC Foundation is a direct-support organization which provides administrative support and funding for scholarships, salaries, library resources, faculty and staff development, construction and renovation, student recruitment and retention, academic programs, technology, and other College needs as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

Main Programs

  1. Student Scholarships
  2. Faculty and Staff Professional Development
  3. Take Stock in Children Hernando County
  4. Outreach Programs
  5. Library Development
  6. Named Buildings, Classrooms, Facilities
Service Areas

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Florida

At our campuses in Dade City, New Port Richey, and Wesley Chapel in Pasco County and Brooksville and Spring Hill in Hernando, Pasco-Hernando State College serves over 15,000 students annually. Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) is one of 28 state colleges in
the Florida College System. Enrollment is open to students nationwide, and low, in-state tuition ($105.18 per associates-level credit hour) is available to students who are residents of Florida. This makes PHSC an attractive option for students statewide, as we have been consistently ranked one of the most affordable and best value options in the state, and many programs are available 100% online. In addition to Pasco and Hernando, students from Tampa Bay area counties, including Citrus, Hillsborough, and Pinellas Counties make up the majority of our students.

ruling year

1977

Executive Director

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William Shustowski Jr.

Keywords

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Scholarships Workforce Students Education Degrees State College Community College Adult Education Lifelong learning Endowment Planned Giving Mentor Tutor Outreach

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Also Known As

PHSC Foundation

EIN

59-1731676

 Number

0923004816

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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 1967, the Florida Legislature founded Pasco-Hernando Community College as the 28th and final link in the state system of community colleges. In our 50 years, the College has conferred more than 35,000 degrees and certificates. Serving the community's need for higher education has fueled the College's growth and expansion, and in January 2014, the College transitioned to a state college, Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC).

With more than 15,000 students, PHSC is recognized as a premier higher education institution which continues to respond to the needs of the community. Fourteen new degree and certificate programs have been added, and a fifth campus was opened (Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, Wesley Chapel) since 2014. The new campus features full nursing simulation labs, as well as Surgical Technology Labs and Pharmacy Technology Labs, allowing for the expansion of those programs. The addition of the Baccalaureate degrees brought a 100% online, full- or part-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program (RN to BSN), which currently has over 130 students enrolled and over 33 graduates through fall of 2016.

The PHSC Foundation was established in 1975 to seek private support to provide scholarships and enhance the College's academic programs and is governed by a volunteer board of representatives from Pasco and Hernando Counties. More than two-thirds (70%) of our students require financial assistance to attend PHSC. Need-based financial aid is awarded by the College to students who qualify but often falls short when lab fees and books are considered. The PHSC Foundation makes scholarships available above traditional financial aid, to students based on criteria established by donors who fund scholarships.

The PHSC Foundation currently manages over 200 endowed scholarship funds and over 40 annual scholarship funds. In the 2015-16 academic year, Foundation scholarships were awarded to 891 PHSC students, totaling $991,039. An additional $432,184 was provided to the College in 2016 for faculty/staff professional development, technology and equipment, library resources, and more.

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 Scholarships

The PHSC Foundation Board has set standard amounts for Annual Named Scholarship awards at $650 per semester and $1,300 per academic year, based on the tuition rates and with the understanding that nearly two-thirds of students also qualify for some other type of financial aid. With our affordable tuition, Foundation scholarships of these amounts are typically sufficient to help the neediest students so that finances are not a barrier to achieving a quality edition.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

$1,000,000

Program 2

Faculty and Staff Professional Development

The Foundation provides opportunities for Faculty and Staff to pursue professional development, advancement, enrichment, and innovation

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$400,000.00

Program 3

Take Stock in Children Hernando County

PHSC is the local lead agency for Take Stock in Children in Hernando County. This public-private mentoring partnership provides motivated low-income children with 4-year pre-paid scholarships, volunteer opportunities, mentors, and student advocates beginning in the 8th grade.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 4

Outreach Programs

PHSC serves at-risk students in middle and high schools through college preparedness programs, including the College Reach Out Program, Take Stock in Children, and Concept College.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$80,000.00

Program 5

Library Development

Library Development funds are used to purchase books and other media, technology and other resources that meet the classroom and educational needs of the students and faculty at all five campuses.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 6

Named Buildings, Classrooms, Facilities

Investments in facilities and equipment enrich the learning environment and provide for state-of-the-art technology. A gift to name a classroom or other facility is a lasting testimony to your belief that education is a path to a better and more productive society.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Young Adults (20-25 years)

Budget

$1,000,000

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation seeks partners who will support student scholarships and strategic projects to advance the goals of the College and meet community needs.
    PHSC provides educational opportunities through degree and certificate programs in healthcare occupations including Nursing, Phlebotomy, EMS, Paramedic, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, Radiography, and Technical Health (Medical Coder/Biller, Pharmacy Tech, Surgical Tech, Medical Administrative Specialist, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Record Transcribing), among other high-demand careers in business, industry and technology, and public service. PHSC recently received funding to expand our STEM programming, including Engineering Technology, Aviation Technology, Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Drafting and Design, Welding, Network Systems Technology, Industrial Management Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology.


    We take pride in our emphasis on workforce programs and helping students obtain jobs in high-demand, living-wage careers right after graduating. In fact, 90% of our alumni work in their degree field, and 83% stay to work in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, contributing a direct and immediate impact on the local economy. Many of our graduates go on to more advanced degrees, but more than 4 in 5 return to work in the local area.

    Every scholarship award changes a life because of the opportunities it makes possible. Not only have scholarships launched the careers of thousands of PHSC graduates, they give hope to many who never thought they could succeed or fulfill their dreams. Scholarships make dreams come true!

    Our goal is to impact the quality of life and the economy in our communities by providing highly trained career professionals committed to serving our local community with the highest standards.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Enrollment at PHSC continues to grow, and the need for scholarships mirrors that growth. The Foundation employs an Executive Director, Director of Development, and Coordinator of Events and Marketing to continue to secure outside contributions for scholarships. We also have over 200 endowed scholarships which provide the majority of scholarships and operating funds.
    We exist for the direct benefit of students and the College, and our mission compels us to continue to break down financial barriers and help them to achieve their dreams through education. We do by developing partnerships and being involved and engaged in the communities we serve.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The PHSC Foundation currently manages over 200 endowed scholarship funds and over 40 annual scholarship funds. In the 2015-16 academic year, Foundation scholarships were awarded to 891 PHSC students, totaling $991,039. An additional $432,184 was provided to the College in 2016 for faculty/staff professional development, technology and equipment, library resources, and more.

    Our volunteer Board of Directors is committed to our mission and dedicated to achieving it with transparency and financial stewardship of donor funds.

    We have been around for over 40 years, and as long as there are students who need support to achieve their dreams of higher education, our sound management practices and strategic partnerships we will be here to continue changing lives.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We measure the number of students impacted by scholarships, the number of scholarships awarded, and the value of scholarships. We also track the degree programs, demographic information, and achievement level of students on scholarships.
    Evaluation of the students who have been awarded scholarships is tracked through the NextGen Scholarship Manager. Student performance data is synchronized automatically nightly from the College CSRS (student records database) directly into NextGen, and vice-versa so that criteria can be continuously monitored. CSRS and NextGen track demographic information for students, as well as enrollment data, and their performance in coursework. This data is used to ensure students meet minimum criteria for enrollment and scholarships.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The PHSC Foundation currently manages over 200 endowed scholarship funds and over 40 annual scholarship funds. In the 2015-16 academic year, Foundation scholarships were awarded to 891 PHSC students, totaling $991,039. An additional $432,184 was provided to the College in 2016 for faculty/staff professional development, technology and equipment, library resources, and more.
Service Areas

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Florida

At our campuses in Dade City, New Port Richey, and Wesley Chapel in Pasco County and Brooksville and Spring Hill in Hernando, Pasco-Hernando State College serves over 15,000 students annually. Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) is one of 28 state colleges in
the Florida College System. Enrollment is open to students nationwide, and low, in-state tuition ($105.18 per associates-level credit hour) is available to students who are residents of Florida. This makes PHSC an attractive option for students statewide, as we have been consistently ranked one of the most affordable and best value options in the state, and many programs are available 100% online. In addition to Pasco and Hernando, students from Tampa Bay area counties, including Citrus, Hillsborough, and Pinellas Counties make up the majority of our students.

Funding Needs

Student Scholarships are our most pressing need. Each year, more than 800 students are awarded scholarships through the PHSC Foundation. More than 2,000 students apply for scholarships every year, and over two-thirds of our students have a financial need. The PHSC Foundation Board has set standard amounts for Annual Named Scholarship awards at $650 per semester and $1,300 per academic year, based on our low tuition rates and with the understanding that nearly two-thirds of students also qualify for some other type of financial aid. With our affordable tuition, Foundation scholarships of these amounts are typically sufficient to help students so that finances are not a barrier to achieving a quality edition. Funding of an Endowed Scholarship fund ($15,000 can be funded over time) ensures that students will be supported with scholarships and that PHSC can respond to the changing needs of our community over time.

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PASCO-HERNANDO STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Executive Director

William Shustowski Jr.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Skip Miller

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