Educational Institutions

Galveston College Foundation

  • Galveston, TX
  • www.gc.edu/foundation

Mission Statement

The Galveston College Foundation exists to support and enhance the ability of Galveston College to accomplish its mission of improving people's lives through lifelong learning.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Galveston

ruling year

1996

Principal Officer

Source: IRS Form 990

Maria Tripovich

Keywords

Self-reported

Universal Access, Scholarships, Education Programs, Technology Training, Student Support Services

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Also Known As

Not Applicable

EIN

76-0512266

 Number

6520109643

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

Vocational Technical (B30)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

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?

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

The Galveston College Foundation provides scholarships for students, based on need, program of study or any other legal criteria designated by the donor. Our premier scholarship is Universal Access, designed to ensure that every student who graduates from a Galveston high school, home schooling or GED program receives up to two years of education at Galveston College with tuition and fees paid. These students must be residents of Galveston. For details, contact the Foundation.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Galveston

Funding Needs

Currently, the most pressing needs for Galveston College Foundation are related to supports needed for the students and the community that facilitate lifelong learning and enhanced economic opportunity. The most direct need is financial support for our students, current and future. Galveston College serves a diverse and economically disadvantaged population (poverty rate is 23.7%, US Census). Individuals come to Galveston College for training that will allow gainful employment in high demand occupations or an affordable first two years of a 4-year academic program. But, they face many hurdles to retention and completion when confronted with the actual cost of higher education. The second pressing need is program support. Direct financial support may get students in the door, but seeing them to completion of a degree or certificate requires support well beyond financial aid: quality teaching, engaged proactive faculty, solid institution infrastructure, integrated and automated reporting system, coordination with area social services, etc. These program supports strengthen the institution and the quality of the education provided to the students. Donor-directed funds allow the donor to choose the program or service they would like to support. And last, a most pressing need is financial support for capital expansion. Galveston College has identified two critical projects: a new academic building with specialized lab facilities, Health and Basic Sciences building, and a new student dormitory that will provide safe affordable student-focused housing options for students choosing to attend Galveston College from outside of the Galveston Island region. With the success and high reputation of several programs (e.g., Nursing and Radiography), Galveston College has the potential to increase enrollment given availability of student housing. Student financial support for tuition, fees, and non-tuition/fee costs (e.g., books, uniforms, technology, child-care, travel, etc.). This is accomplished through donations to the Universal Access Community Endowment, Named Scholarships, and Donor-Directed student support programs. Program support for expanding and strengthening successful education and training programs in Health Sciences, Science and Engineering, Applied Technology, and Associates degree in Culinary Arts. Capital expansion to build an academic building with dedicated lab facilities (e.g., high-fidelity simulation lab for the Nursing program) to house the expanding enrollments and equipment needs of the Health and Basic Sciences programs. Capital expansion to build a student dormitory to house students that do not live on Galveston Island. Many of our programs are attracting students from outside the immediate area, but affordable student-focused housing options are extremely limited.

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Financials

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Galveston College Foundation
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Galveston College Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Maria Tripovich

Governance

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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