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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Alumni Associations, Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

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.

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great people who helped to get my scholarships to me, so I could attend college.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Grayson College Foundation has helped me in so many ways! I applied for one and was awarded it then was able to receive another one about a week into school because I met all the qualifications for it! I can't thank them enough for helping so much! I am currently in the Dental Assisting program and it has helped tremendously with the expensive book bundle and other supplies!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The GC Foundation has helped me tremendously! I am currently a student in the MLT Program and hope to graduate very soon. I highly ecourage my classmates to cooperate with the college in whatever way possible. I believe it's a way of giving back for the assistance we receive.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

2 Debbie187

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

2 mackb

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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

2 Ronnie C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!