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A Passion for Learning: Your legacy for Palm Beach County

 
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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.

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 institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, offering more than 130 bachelor’s and associate degrees and career certificate programs.

Serving 49,000 students annually at five campuses, Palm Beach State College is the first step for over 30 percent of the college-bound high school seniors in our county’s public schools, more than any other institution of higher learning. We also build careers for thousands of professionals in our community.

And that’s just the beginning. Palm Beach State is also a leader in continuing education, cultural arts and online learning.

Palm Beach State is vital to the community. We provide an affordable, high-quality education for local residents who, in turn, serve and support Palm Beach County’s economic vitality and quality of life -- a win-win for our students and our community.

2017 - 2018 Foundation Board of Directors

Officers

CHAIR:  Mr. Ricky Wade - B'ing the Best, Inc.

VICE CHAIR:   Mr. Don Lanman

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR:    George Gentile - Gentile, Glas, Holloway, O'Mahoney & Associates, Inc. *Alumnus*

TREASURER/INVESTMENT:   William C. Greenman, Jr. - BNY Mellon

SECRETARY:   Trish Lowry

 

Executive Committee

COLLEGE PRESIDENT:   Ava L. Parker

Board Members

Professor Debbie Beres
(Faculty Representative)
Palm Beach State College

Yvonne Boice

Vicki Chouris *Alumna*
South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions

David DeMay
Kast Construction

Michelle Diaz
Student Representative

George T. Elmore
Hardrives, Inc.

Lori Fischer *Alumna*
Wellington Physician Urgent Care

Brent Fykes
Atlantic Trust

Noel Guillama *Alumnus*
Guillama, Inc.

Elizabeth Hamma
Alpha Media Palm Beach

Mark Hansen *Alumnus*

Lance C. Ivey *Alumnus*
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath


Dennis Kanai *Alumnus*

Cory Ramsel
Florida Power & Light

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

Ashley Tullos Tripp *Alumna*
Tripp Electric Motors

Carolyn L. Williams
(DBOT Alternate Representative)

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


Forms

Check Deposit Form

Data Request Form

Disclosure Form for Conflict of Interest

Gift-In-Kind Donation Form

Request for Check or Purchase Order (xls)

 

Audit Reports

2015 Foundation Audit Report

2014 Foundation Audit Report

2013 Foundation Audit Report

 

990 Forms

2015 Foundation 990 Form

2014 Foundation 990 Form

2013 Foundation 990 Form


Policies

Conflict of Interest Policy

Disbursement Policy

Gift Acceptance Policy

AFP Code of Ethics

Donor Bill of Rights

 

Reports

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

TBA


Gift Acceptance Committee Meeting

TBA


By-Laws Committee Meeting

TBA

Ana Thomas

Ana Thomas, CFRE *Alumna*
Development Director
thomasa@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3569

 

Rochelle Nolan

Rochelle Nolan
Director of Gift Planning
nolanr@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3570

 

Cherie Hanna Bryant

Cherie Hanna Bryant *Alumna*
Scholarship/Alumni Relations Manager
hannac@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3573

 

C Bochte

Catherine Bochte *Alumna*
Research Specialist
bochtec@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3743

 

Brett Larsen

Brett Larsen
Administrative Assistant, Associate
larsenb@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3450

 

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 Info

Palm Beach State College Foundation
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33461
Phone: 561-868-3450  |  Fax: 561-868-3687


Established in 1973. A 501(c)3 organization.

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