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Grayson County College Foundation, Inc. Overview
The Grayson County College Foundation, Inc. exists to bridge the gap between the needs and resources of Grayson College. The Foundation, a Texas non-profit corporation was chartered with the Secretary of State in 1991 and obtained its IRS 501c3 exemption in 1992 to address the following goals: to generate funds and endowments for scholarships to GC students; encourage gifts for facilities and equipment; develop private funding sources for new programmatic ventures; and communicate the evolving needs of the College to business, educational, cultural, governmental, and other constituencies to facilitate collaborative and mutually supportive relationships. The Foundation continuously seeks new sources of financial support, beyond the scope of tax-based funding. New grants and revenue sources must be sought to replace gaps resulting from significant legislative reductions in order to provide the tools and resources for all students to achieve success. The Foundation is governed by a 25 member board of directors. Dr. Roy Renfro serves as the Executive Director of the Foundation, which maintains 3.5 FTE staff positions.
During the past 12 months, the Foundation successfully received over $1 million in donor gifts and $2.5 million in federal, state and private grant funding, which included funding for a new Career Training Center. More than $380,000 was distributed in scholarships to 300+ students raised from alumni, foundations, community donors, and college employees. An additional $160,000 was received to provide 62 merit scholarships to students who made 3.0 in high school math and science courses.
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Grayson College Foundation has a vital roll in meeting the needs of our community. Think about innovation and where it fits in with our goal in dramatically improving our students' success. Our goal is to be able and willing to provide scholarships for any student (young and older) so they can ...
GRAYSON COUNTY COLLEGE FOUNDATION IS AN THAT HELPS STUDENTS GET SCHOLARSHIPS THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO GO TO COLLEGE. THEY ARE CONSONANTLY LOOKING FOR WAYS TO HAVE FUNDRAISERS THAT HELP STUDENTS THAT HAVE FINANCIAL CHALLENGES TO COME TO GRAYSON. I HAVE HELPED ORGANIZE STUDENT AMBASSADORS WITH DINNERS...
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The Grayson County College Foundation offers a hand up - not a hand out - to the students it serves. Many students who benefit from the funds have overcome challenging life circumstances and roadblocks in their journey to success. For those students, the funds awarded by the Foundation are a ...
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