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CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Mission

The mission of Cleveland State Community College Foundation (CSCC Foundation) is to build and provide the “margin of excellence” for students, faculty, donors and all persons served by the CSCC Foundation, and to meet the highest expectations and fulfillment of the public trust and best interests of the CSCC Foundation. The Foundation assists the entire Cleveland State Community College (CSCC) family in promoting excellence for the institution by securing financial support for strategic needs which are not part of the ongoing operational expenses of the college.

Ruling year info

1971

Executive Director of Advancement

John Squires

Director of Development

Lee McChesney

Main address

3535 Adkisson Dr Nw

Cleveland, TN 37312 USA

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EIN

23-7148122

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Alumni Associations (B84)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cleveland State Community College aims to be a top performing college in the Southeast, providing premier educational opportunities for students of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. This includes hiring highly qualified instructors, providing state-of-the-art equipment, offering scholarships to meet student needs and remove barriers and being actively engaged with current workforce needs in the area. State allocations and student fees alone do not provide enough funding to meet the current instructional, capital and student financial needs to accomplish this goal.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarships

CSCC Foundation holds approximately 250 named funds that provide students with annual scholarship support

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Funds can be given to the Foundation in order to support unmet budget needs of the college such as equipment, training and supplies for various academic programs and departments

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

The Foundation holds funds to support building maintenance and upgrades as well as major capital projects.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Donations can be made through the Foundation to support a student emergency loan program as well as the Cougar Den Food pantry.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Academic Program Support

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Grants received to support educational programs and academic departments Year refers to the start of the fall term for the academic year, i.e. 2019 = academic year 2019/2020

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Year refers to the start of the fall term for the academic year, i.e. 2019 = academic year 2019/2020 Years 2016, 207, and 2018 included contributions to a capital campaign

Number of endowments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total donor-restricted endowment funds based on audit numbers for fiscal year from July 1 through June 30 Year refers to the start of the fall term for the academic year, i.e. 2019 = academic year 201

Number of academic scholarships awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All students who receive scholarships from Foundation funds including Dual Enrollment, Early College, Athletics, Academics and Honors. Year refers to the start of the fall term for the academic year

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Cleveland State Community College Foundation exists to provide financial support to assist with meeting the strategic needs of Cleveland State Community College. The current strategic goals of CSCC that the Foundation is aiming to support are:
1. CSCC will be known as a “Best Place to Work” among community colleges in the Southeast.
2. CSCC will provide state-of-the-art learning environments that promote student success.
3. CSCC will be considered a top performing college for effective educational practices and a thriving campus community through student engagement.
4. CSCC will be a significant community partner throughout the service area.
5. CSCC will offer relevant programs that satisfy the needs of students and the workforce, and deliver them in modes that maximize student engagement and completion
6. CSCC will be a regional leader in workforce development.
7. CSCC will implement a comprehensive enrollment management plan that includes strategic and goal-driven approaches to recruitment and retention. Particular attention will be given to issues of diversity and accessibility.
8. CSCC will secure, successfully manage and prioritize funding derived from state allocations, student fees, private donations and reallocation of resources to support the goals of the 2020 Community First Plan and the TBR Strategic Plan.
9. CSCC will develop a culture that reflects a commitment to institutional planning, assessment, evaluation and data-informed decision making.

1. Build a Regional Brand- target marketing campaigns and deepen community outreach efforts locally, statewide and regionally
2. Create a Comprehensive Annual Giving Campaign- build annual giving through a goal-focused and donorcentric campaign
3. Engage Alumni- proactively reach out to existing alumni as well as develop relationships with current students while they are still on campus
4. ReBuild Grants Function- grow grant seeking, writing and reporting efforts
5. Support and Promote Workforce Development

1. Highly skilled and motivated communications and development team including specialists in fundraising, communications, marketing, public relations, grant management, data management and donor and alumni engagement
2. Engaged and motivated Board of Trustees
3. Support from CSCC Administration
4. Established funds to provide a base of financial support
5. Current donor and community support and desire for growth
6. Recent CSCC accomplishments that encourage community buy-in

Accomplished:
- Hire a Marketing & Communications Director
- Develop a comprehensive communications plan
- Build the college's case for support
- Develop an annual giving campaign with a unique theme and clear fundraising goals
- Engage CSCC Foundation Trustees


In Progress:
- Promote recent college accomplishments
- Curate and share CSCC stories
- Revamp the CSCC website
- Build a focused public relations and community outreach initiative
- Develop a major gifts program
- Improve the CSCC Foundation website
- Implement targeted fundraising events that serve as both fundraisers and "friendraisers"
- Partner with education and industry on joint project proposals
- Hire a proven Grants Manager
- Increase CSCC's understanding of industry needs
- Increase industry's understanding of CSCC's academic programs that support workforce needs
- Promote continuing education/training offerings
- Promote CSCC's service learning efforts

What's Next:
- Conduct a CSCC visual brand refresh
- Develop effective media-buy strategy based on data that is dynamic and highly segmented
- Demonstrate CSCC's community impact.
- Feature success stories of CSCC Alumni
- Use LiveAlumni to grow database and keep information up to date
- Build a student philanthropy club
- Establish an annual alumni outreach calendar

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 10/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Griffin

Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce

Mike Griffin

Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce

Ann McCoin

Ron Braam

Paul Willson

Matt Bentley

Bendabout Properties

Jonathan Cantrell

Caldwell Paving

Nancy Casson

The Red Ribbon

Dan Cooke

Cooke's Food Stores

Ron Hammontree

Summerfield Johnston

Bob McIntire

McIntire & Associates

Bill Moats

Ocoee Regional Health

Rick Platz

Mark Smith

McDonald's

Buster Stuart

Scott Taylor

Bank of Cleveland

Sherra Witt

Melissa Woody

Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce

Jim Workman

Bender Realty

Hobert Brabson II

City of Chattanooga

Barbara Eaves

Gary Fuller

Davis Morelock

Insurance Inc

Margaret Schenck

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/16/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/16/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.