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Grayson County College Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   31 reviews 593

Address:

6101 Grayson Dr Denison TX 75020 USA

Mission:

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. Mr. Randy Truxal serves as the Executive Director of the Foundation, which maintains 3.5 FTE staff positions.

Results:

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.

Target demographics:

students attending Grayson College

Geographic areas served:

Grayson and Fannin counties in North Central Texas

Programs:

student scholarships; upgrading new equipment and technology to support student success; and obtaining grants to support new programs such as hospitality management and culinary arts, faculty training opportunities,support services to enhance student completion among unique populations such as first generation college students and Veterans, and facility expansion or new construction.

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903-465-6030
www.grayson.edu

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Reviews for Grayson County College Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I give to Grayson College Foundation because Grayson's very reasonable tuition is still out of reach for high school graduates from low-income families, single parents, mature workers who have been laid off, etc. If you help someone get an education, your donation is multiplied many times as that person spends money locally, pays taxes, and hopefully is then able to ensure their own children are educated.

The Foundation and College as a whole are good stewards of the donors' and taxpayers' dollars.

 
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The GC Foundation has not only helped my peers and I obtain our education, they have worked hard to recognize us for our hard work. They have also supported me in my transition from student to teacher and leader.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Grayson College is actively changing lives everyday. Grayson College Foundation is filled with compassionate folks contributing to opening up the life changing opportunity to students. They are visible in the community and their organization of fund raising is incredible. I am proud to have ties to this wonderful organization.

 
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Grayson College is in the business of changing lives by preparing people to be competitive in the world of work. The Foundation is very supportive of students who need financial support in order to improve their education. Grayson College Foundation is and will continue to make a difference by providing financial support to deserving students.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Grayson County College Foundation supports the mission of Grayson College and plays a major role to ensure that our students have access to a quality education and that they are successful once enrolled. It is amazing to watch our community join with the leadership of the Foundation and College to support students obtain their dreams. The generosity of donors and the commitment of everyone to strategically fund scholarships and innovative programs, many times, makes the difference for a student. When students succeed so do their families and communities.

 
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Earning a college degree is one of the most important steps towards entering the working world and one of the most important investments that students can make for their future. Yet the cost of this investment is higher today than ever before. As a retired Grayson College Dean, current Grayson College Trustee, and co-chairing the 2015 Grayson College Foundation Scholarship Drive with my wife, gives us the opportunity and joys of working in the Grayson College Foundation at virtually all levels. We see and feel the interest and understanding which manifest itself into financial assistance for many students that absolutely transform their lives into employable workers and productive members of our community. Obtaining scholarship funds for qualified students that could not attend college without the help and understanding of our Grayson College Foundation which is what we do so very well. Dr. Mack R. and Sandra Broiles.

 
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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 pursue their dream to obtain the needed skills to transfer to a senior college or obtain a new skill to keep their job or to achieve skills that will allow them to get a promotion. We feel honored to have invested in a foundation that will continue to help students achieve their dream of having skills learned in college that will pay high dividends in their career. With this fund, we can lift our students up by giving them the opportunity to respond to the new workforce needs of a real ecomony. It is critical the we give our students the skills required to dramatically improve our students' success in achieving the dream of economic opportunity. We must and will continue to finance this much needed foundation for our future Grayson College Students. Dr. and Mrs. Mack R. Broiles

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just continue to increase our Endowment so that more and more students will have the opportunity to obtain their degree.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Both our larger local high schools have a high rate of students in low income situations that need financial aid to attend college. Since 1995, our foundation has gone from giving 4 scholarships to more than 500 each year, a tremendous growth in giving! If not for the efforts of the foundation members, many of these students would not have the opportunity to continue their education. Great job to all associated with Grayson College Foundation!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The GCC Foundation reaches out to the community and makes a definite impact on the youth of Grayson County.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The Welding Rodeo that they sponsor is outstanding. I have had a great number of students that have participated and benefitted from this. Several of my students have received scholarships, but all of my students that have participated have benefitted from their participation in this GREAT event. As an Agricultural Science teacher I am always looking for things for students to participate in, that will have a positive impact on their future. The Grayson College Welding Rodeo has been an outstanding event that has benefitted my students.

 
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With the increase in expenses, I believe the community college is the only hope for many kids. Grayson does this in spades . The product is something in which to be proud, college prep, nursing or vocational.
There is financial help for anyone who needs it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None at this time

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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