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.

  • Pitbull

    Pitbull - A Conversation with Pitbull

  • Minor league pitcher

    Minor league pitcher - Gives back to PBSC

  • Foundation receives $7000

    Foundation receives $7000 - From Networking Hispanos

  • Ibis Friends supports student veterans

    Ibis Friends supports student veterans - Donates $35,000

  • Danica Patrick

    Danica Patrick - A Conversation with Danica Patrick

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Neil deGrasse Tyson - Master of the Universe

  • John Lithgow

    John Lithgow - Inside the Mind of John Lithgow

  • Steve Wozniak

    Steve Wozniak - A Conversation with Steve Wozniak

  • Loxahatchee Groves campus

    Loxahatchee Groves campus - Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Rotary Club of Boca Raton

    Rotary Club of Boca Raton - Support Student Scholarships!

Our Mission

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






David R. Baldeo, III
Student Representative

Professor Debbie Beres
(Faculty Representative)
Palm Beach State College

Yvonne Boice

Vicki Chouris
South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions


George T. Elmore
Hardrives, Inc.

Brent Fykes
Atlantic Trust

Elizabeth Hamma
Alpha Media Palm Beach

Mark Hansen

Dennis Kanai


Don Lanman

Cory Ramsel
Florida Power & Light

Geoff Sluggett
Geoffrey B. Sluggett & Assoc., Inc.

Antoinette Theodossakos
Haile, Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A.

Ashley Tullos Tripp
Tripp Electric Motors

Carolyn L. Williams
(DBOT Alternate Representative)

Note: These documents are in PDF format, unless stated otherwise.


Check Deposit Form

Data Request Form

Disclosure Form for Conflict of Interest

Gift-In-Kind Donation Form

Request for Check or Purchase Order (xls)



2015 Foundation Audit Report

2014 Foundation Audit Report

2013 Foundation Audit Report



2015 Foundation 990 Form

2014 Foundation 990 Form

2013 Foundation 990 Form


Conflict of Interest Policy

Disbursement Policy

Gift Acceptance Policy

AFP Code of Ethics

Donor Bill of Rights



2013 Community Report


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.

Legal Notice
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
Foundation Conference Room (Lake Worth campus)

April 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Smith Conference Room (PBG campus)


Nominating Committee Meeting



Gift Acceptance Committee Meeting



By-Laws Committee Meeting


Suellen Mann, MBA, CFRE

Executive Director

(561) 868-3450
Suellen Mann
Ana Thomas, CFRE

Development Director

(561) 868-3569
Ana Thomas
Rochelle Nolan

Director of Gift Planning

(561) 868-3570
Rochelle Nolan
Cherie Hanna Bryant

Scholarship/Alumni Relations Manager

(561) 868-3573
Cherie Hanna Bryant
Catherine Bochte

Research Specialist

(561) 868-3743
C Bochte
Brett Larsen

Administrative Assistant, Associate

(561) 868-3450
Brett Larsen

Mission Statement

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.


Vision Statement

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.


Contact Information

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.

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