When you give to the Palm Beach State College Foundation, your gift extends far beyond the dollar amount you give; it builds momentum and grows exponentially. A single scholarship can change an entire family's future. Gifts can expand with matching funds from government and other grant organizations. An endowment can create a new classroom, support faculty, launch a new program or even break ground on a new educational building.
Why does Palm Beach State College need a foundation? The College is tax-assisted, not tax supported. Funding from the state has declined from 71 percent of the College's annual budget to about 46 percent.
We seek private support to both maintain and grow the depth and breadth of education the College provides its students. The role of the Foundation is to develop relationships with community partners--individuals and businesses--who understand the value and contributions a college of this scope and purpose provides. We then utilize those gifts by linking contributions with the College's most pressing needs. Your tax-deductible contribution can provide:
- Scholarships for students
- Funding for new academic programs
- Capital improvements for new and ongoing programs
- Enhancement for the quality of education and student life at Palm Beach State College
To continue our mission we need your support. The Palm Beach State College Foundation can help with your commitment to the College.
Case For Support
So Much to Learn--So much to Share
Palm Beach State College: A commitment to excellence
Florida's first public community college is now the largest institute of higher education in Palm Beach County, offering over 110 vocational programs, A.S./A.A. and Bachelor's degrees.
With four locations and more than 47,741 students annually, Palm Beach State College is the first step for more than 30 percent of the college-bound high school seniors in our county's public schools. We also build careers for many of the professionals in our community.
And that's just the beginning Palm Beach State is also a resource for continuing education, cultural arts, online learning programs and students who aspire to bachelor's degrees. Palm Beach State now offers the Bachelor of Applied Science degree (B.A.S.) in supervision and management, the first degree program of its kind in Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach State embodies the definition of a community-based college. It provides an affordable, quality education to local residents who, in turn, become vital members of the community, enhancing everyone's lives.
2016 - 2017 Foundation Board of Directors
CHAIR: George Gentile - Gentile, Glas, Holloway, O'Mahoney & Associates, Inc.
VICE CHAIR: Mr. Ricky Wade - B'ing the Best, Inc.
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: Noel Guillama - Guillama, Inc.
TREASURER/INVESTMENT: William C. Greenman, Jr. - BNY Mellon
SECRETARY: Trish Lowry
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Suellen K. Mann
COLLEGE PRESIDENT: Ava L. Parker
David R. Baldeo, III
Professor Debbie Beres
George T. Elmore
Ashley Tullos Tripp
Carolyn L. Williams
Note: These documents are in PDF format, unless stated otherwise.
Palm Beach State College Foundation is a subscriber to the Association of Fundraising
Professionals of Palm Beach County.
We follow and believe in the Donor Bill of Rights with respect to the treatment of donors.
All members of the Palm Beach State College Foundation Board of Directors are required to sign an acknowledgment form stating they have reviewed and understand the Sunshine Law and Conflict of Interest Policy of Palm Beach State College Foundation, Inc.
Foundation Board of Directors
Palm Beach State College
The Palm Beach State College Foundation Board of Directors Executive Committee meetings are open to the public and are held at Palm Beach State College, Eissey Campus, 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, in the Smith Conference Room. The purpose of these meetings is for the Executive Committee to conduct public business. A copy of the agenda is available at the Foundation Office, Lake Worth campus, Room CRA 200 at 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida. Any person with a disability requiring auxiliary aid services for this meeting may call the Foundation at (561) 868-3450 with their request.
Executive Committee Meetings
8:00 AM (unless otherwise noted); Smith Conference Room, Eissey campus
February 15, 2017
April 26, 2017
June 14, 2017
July 26, 2017 - Foundation Conference Room (Lake Worth)
Full Board Meetings
Noon – 2:00 PM; Wattenbarger, CBP 103, Lake Worth campus
January 17, 2017
March 21, 2017
May 23, 2017
Investment Committee Meeting
January 25, 2017 - 9:00 AM
April 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Nominating Committee Meeting
Gift Acceptance Committee Meeting
By-Laws Committee Meeting
|Suellen Mann, MBA, CFRE
|Ana Thomas, CFRE
Director of Gift Planning
|Cherie Hanna Bryant
Scholarship/Alumni Relations Manager
Administrative Assistant, Associate
To encourage, solicit, receive and administer philanthropic gifts for the advancement of Palm Beach State College and its objective of maintaining open access to higher education at affordable costs.
Provide sufficient funding so every student who wants to attend Palm Beach State College; can attend! Create a value for learning and self-worth to unite people of all ages and cultures and share the belief they are empowered to shape how they live and grow within their communities.
Palm Beach State College Foundation
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461
561-868-3450 - phone
561-868-3687 - fax
Established in 1973. A 501(c)3 organization.