THE PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC

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Mission

The Mission of Pensacola State College Foundation: is to support the long-range plan of Pensacola State College by raising financial support to enhance scholarships, programs, faculty, facilities, and improvements to further enhance student accessibility and the learning environment at Pensacola State College.

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director of Institutional Development

Andrea Krieger

Main address

1000 College Blvd, Bldg 17

Pensacola, FL 32504 USA

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Formerly known as

Pensacola Junior College Foundation Inc.

EIN

59-6173057

NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Alumni Associations (B84)

Single Organization Support (W11)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The former executive director of education and workforce at Gallup, Brandon Busteed, wrote an article for Forbes Magazine in September 2019. In the article, Busteed suggests there is no better return on investment than a college education. In his article, Busteed references research conducted by Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney. Their research concludes, "an investment in a college degree delivers an inflation-adjusted annual return of more than 15%, significantly larger than the historical return on stocks (7%) and bonds, gold and real estate (all below 3%)." In his Forbes article, Busteed also suggests that a college education helps erase income inequality. At Pensacola State College Foundation we work to eliminate the barriers to a higher education and with donors provide scholarships and other supports that make a college education more affordable and more accessible.

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?

Scholarship Support

In 2019, the Foundation was able to award 1,117 scholarships that supported 764 students. Additionally, 17 new scholarships were created to enhance opportunities and financial support provided to students. This support was provided to a diverse array of students; some are first generation college students, some are retirees, some are single parents, some are raising children and supporting grandparents.

Population(s) Served

Our six talented athletic teams are a source of
pride and camaraderie for both the college and the
community. We are happy to share, for the 2018/2019
academic year, the average GPA for all student
athletes exceeded a 3.0.

The Pirates athletic teams also participated in
more than 30 community service projects with
organizations such as Manna Food Pantries, the
Ronald McDonald House, Florida Heart Walk, Child
Guardians and Strides for Breast Cancer.

Private donors helped us support the following:
●• Athletic Film Room for game film and recruitment
• Women’s locker room upgrades
• Upgrades to the softball and baseball fields
• Recovery food that allows players to better
recover after practices in order to stay healthy
and game ready
• International travel for student-athletes signing
from other countries
• Warm-up uniforms and shoes for the newly
formed Women’s Cross Country Team

Population(s) Served

The Performing Arts Department plays an integral and vital part
of Pensacola State College’s rich history and promising future.
Since its beginnings in 1957, the department has served thousands
of students.
Pensacola State graduates have secured key roles in Broadway
plays, Hollywood productions, and recording studios. They direct
church choirs and teach college, high school and middle school
students the joy of music.
PSC Foundation donors funded 41 awards that supported 32
performing arts students by providing $11,166.05 in scholarships.

Friends Helped:
• Purchase microphones for the Ashmore Auditorium
• Six students by funding scholarships to help them afford their
PSC courses for fall and spring terms

Population(s) Served

The Center for Culinary and Hospitality Management has program offerings that prepare and equip
graduates for profitable and exciting careers in the hospitality and food service industries. Culinary
Management Program students prepare and serve lunch and dinner to guests during the Fall and
Spring terms.
PSC donors funded 35 awards that supported 20 culinary and hospitality students by providing
$18,291.42 in scholarships.

The Friends of Culinary Arts was formed in 2018 to help support the department and its students’
emergency needs for equipment and incidentals.

Population(s) Served

The Anna Lamar Switzer Center
for Visual Arts is an academic
department at Pensacola State
College. Located on the College’s
Pensacola campus, the center is
supported by the Anna Society
— a group of patrons who are
passionate about arts education
and cultural enrichment. The
Anna Society advocates for and
provides foundational dollars to
the Anna Lamar Switzer Center,
enriching our community at large.
PSC donors funded 39 awards
that supported 33 visual arts
students by providing $10,450.02
in scholarships.

Friends helped:
• Purchase shelving for the
permanent collection vault

Population(s) Served

In 2019, the Pensacola State College Foundation launched a nonprofit center to help support training and education of nonprofit professionals and the key volunteers who make the social sector in Northwest Florida a vibrant source of support for those in need. With the generous support of a founding partner, the center hosted an inaugral nonprofit summit and four training sessions led by national experts.

161 attendees participated from 24 nonprofits from Bay,
Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties.

In the first three training sessions conducted
at the PSC nonprofit center, attendees preand
post-tests demonstrated a 220% increase
in knowledge and the top three learning gains were as follows:
• Tools for developing creative engagement plans in order
to appeal to major donors with the desire and capacity
to give.
• Tactics needed to be more effective in a Grant
Seeking World. They learned best practices
for writing and managing winning grants.
• Insights into the campaign planning process
in order to best meet donor expectations in
the current fundraising environment.

Population(s) Served

In 2019, the College demolished the 65 year old building that housed the STEM courses being taught at the College. The Foundation provided $375,000 in building expenditures to help with the construction that is underway at that new facility that is planned for opening of Phase 1 in 2020.

Cybersecurity courses will be taught in this new facility and is in extremely high demand (especially as the COVID-19 pandemic forced College and many business to switch to a heavily virtual environment.)

Population(s) Served

Whether it was support for faculty, student travel, art exhibits, performances, technology, alumni engagement or other program costs, the Pensacola State College Foundation donors responded to additional requests for support past those other areas already listed. The goal for each support was to help increase the access and affordability of a high quality education.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

As a Direct Service Organization (DSO) for Pensacola State College (PSC), the Pensacola State College Foundation is committed to supporting the institutional priorities of the College. Like the College, the Foundation is committed to continuous improvement and our overarching goal is to create opportunity for lifetime success in an atmosphere of concern, respect, integrity and responsibility for students and each other.

As a DSO, we are continually working to support the institutional priorities of the College. Our ultimate goal is to ensure students are able to focus on their education and personal path to success.

Our goals are to remove barriers to access. Typically, these are financial barriers and the Foundation works to ensure students have the financial support necessary to attend and complete their preferred program of study. Annually, we fulfill this goal by providing scholarships from one of 279 privately funded scholarships that are geared to areas of donor interest. With roughly $550,000 in scholarships provided annually, we can meet a students need for funds to purchase books, supplies, or pay tuition. Our goal is always to ensure a student has access to education and that they complete their studies with no debt when they graduate.

In addition to scholarships, we also work to engage the communities where our facilities are located. Our goal is to ensure community leaders are involved in the work of the College and that they are invested in the success of our students. We strive to make sure programs have the resources necessary to improve curriculum and facilities so that graduates are trained in the using current tools. In turn, our graduates will be sought after by local employers.

We host local business partners in small groups to gather feedback and to introduce them to students and faculty. This encourages dialogue and engagement that enables us to form stronger partnerships and relationships that are mutually beneficial.

Through four membership groups (listed below), we encourage additional engagement from the community who benefits from the programming offered by the College.

Friends of Performing Arts- The Performing Arts Department plays an integral and vital part in Pensacola State College’s rich history and promising future. Members of the Friends of the Performing Arts Affinity Group support our talented students as they pursue their passions. The support of members enables our students to obtain new equipment, to earn a quality education, to practice in functional facilities, and to have exceptional opportunities. Friends of the Performing Arts not only support our students by giving financially, but also by being present at events. Each year, the department hosts the Lyceum Series which presents approximately fifteen events for the community to enjoy. Support from the Friends of Performing Arts is directed at deserving PSC students and the future of performing arts while enjoying the distinguished Lyceum Series events!

Friends of Culinary Arts-The Center for Culinary and Hospitality Management prepares its students for a profitable and exciting career. Students get hands-on experience serving members of the community throughout the lunch and dinner series each semester. These meals are so popular that tickets for an entire semester sell out in just a few hours! Program graduates have placed in the top 10 at National SkillsUSA Championships and in the World Food Championships. The Friends of Culinary Arts enable our students to obtain new equipment, to earn a quality education, to practice in functional facilities.

Anna Society for the Visual Arts-The Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts is a Pensacola State College teaching institution that strives to exhibit, collect, interpret, lend, and preserve the visual arts. Located on the College’s Pensacola campus, the center has served students and the community with quality arts education, exhibits, and programs for over thirty years. Anna Society enable our students to obtain new equipment, to earn a quality education, to practice in functional facilities, and to have exceptional opportunities. Anna Society members not only support our students by giving financially but also by enjoying the Center’s events, exhibits, and galleries.

Athletic Boosters-The Pensacola State College Athletic Department is woven into the fabric of the College. Our six talented athletic teams compromised of over 85 student-athletes are a source of pride and comradery for both the College and the community. The Athletics Booster Club promotes and supports the Pirates’ athletic program through volunteer service, financial gifts, and event attendance.

Pensacola State College has been serving the community for 72 years. For 55 of those years, Pensacola State College Foundation has successfully engaged partners and private support that has made college more accessible and affordable for individuals who wish to pursue a higher education. Over the 55 years, PSC Foundation has been able to create sustainable support for students through 179 endowed scholarships that span a variety of programs. In a routine year, close to 700 donors give over $100 to support the work of the Foundation in order to ensure programming at the college remains relevant and to support students who wish to pursue a brighter future at PSC.

Pensacola State College has graduated over 110,000 students who are leave armed with a degree or certificate that will help them improve their quality of life.

Our endowed scholarships routinely provide 55% of the funding necessary for continued scholarship awards to students in the form of financial aid.

Considering Pensacola State College is among the top 1% in affordability nationally, we feel we are on target to fulfill our mission. Over the last 55 years, we have built assets of $29M (of which $11.2M is endowed and non-expendable). These endowments will enable us to support the College and students into perpetuity.

In 2019 alone:
• 17 new scholarships were established to support students
• 55% of scholarships awarded were funded from endowment interest (over half were possible and will be funded into perpetuity)
• 764 individual students received 1,117 awards
• Athletic Film Room for game film and recruitment
• Women’s locker room upgrades
• Upgrades to the softball and baseball fields
• International travel for student-athletes signing from other countries
• Warm-up uniforms and shoes for the newly formed Women’s Cross Country Team
• Purchase microphones for the Ashmore Auditorium
• Six students by funding scholarships to help them afford their PSC courses for fall and spring terms
• PSC donors funded 35 awards that supported 20 culinary and hospitality students
• Purchased shelving for the permanent collection vault
In 2019 we launched a new Nonprofit Center for Excellence and Philanthropy at Pensacola Sate College. In the first year, we hosted 21 members (7 organizational memberships) and had 4 individuals sign up for memberships. 161 attendees participated in training workshops. They were representative of 24 nonprofits from Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties and demonstrated a 220% increase in knowledge from the before/after quizzes conducted.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In March, we created a student needs fund to address the issues students were facing due to the impacts of COVID-19. We also started a loaner technology program to help those students with the transition to all remote learning. After each nonprofit training workshop, we survey the participants to discover how we can improve sessions. After one such survey, we added polls to the virtual trainings we are now using to support area nonprofits - so that they feel more engaged in the virtual environment.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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THE PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 6/18/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Betty Roberts

Self-Employed Consultant

Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Doug Bates

Clark Partington and Hart

Term: 2020 - 2021

Tom Owens

BB&T

Gerry Goldstein

Saloman-Goldstein Properties

Betty Roberts

retired

Pam Caddell

Gulf-Atlantic Constructors, Inc.

Jennifer Cole

Resort Quest

Lane Harper

Staples

Sharon Hess Herrick

Hess Realty Group

Keith Hoskins

Navy Federal Credit Union

Tom Lampone

Florida Blue

Kramer Litvak

Litvak Beasley Wilson & Ball LLP

Scott Luth

Florida West

Lumon May

Escambia County Commision and May's Construction

Mike Morette

Morette Company

Alan Nickelsen

Synovus

Trey Poirier

Merrill Lynch

James Reeves

Reeves & Davis

Grover Robinson

City of Pensacola and Grover Robinson and Associates

Kerry Schultz

Fountain, Schultz & Associates, P.L.

Bill Wein

IMS Expert Services

Pamela Hatt

Pen Air Federal Credit Union

Damaris Gonzales

Central Credit Union of Florida

Becca Boles

Gulf Power Company

Gene Valentino

Retired

Chandra Smiley

Community Health of Northwest Florida

Gordon Sprague

Retired

Board leadership practices

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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